While mutual fund companies focus on the upcoming wave of the nation's 77 million retiring Baby Boomers and how to capture that business, they're overlooking another inevitable seismic event.

Those Baby Boomers will bequeath an estimated $41 trillion to the next generation by 2055-the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history, according to the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy-but they, and the financial advisers who serve them, are not getting the help that they need from mutual fund firms.

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