A recent survey suggests financial advisers have been slow to cater to a growing interest in charitable gift planning among their high net worth clients. In fact, many clients seem to feel their advisers' lack of advice and services are the reasons why they haven't made charitable gifts so far.

Late last year, Giving Capital, a New York-based developer of charitable investment and giving programs, surveyed 2,642 investors with at least $100,000 in investable assets about their charitable giving behavior. The survey found that a majority (73.6%) were interested in making a planned gift, though only 27.3% had actually done so.

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