Despite the critical bearing financial advisers have on mutual fund sales, fund firms as a whole are negligent when it comes to providing their advisers with business-building and practice management resources and tools. This is according to a new report from Corporate Insight, a New York financial services market research and consulting firm, called "Practice Management: Firms Fall Short, Fail to Address Back Office Issues."

When tracking 14 leading mutual fund companies, Corporate Insight paid close attention to things like accessibility, organization, topics addressed and types of materials offered.

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