The value of RIA mergers and acquisitions activity for 2012 looks set to top 2011 totals, according to a new report.

The third quarter of 2012 brought 10 merger/acquisition deals in the RIA space, accounting for $6.13 billion in AUM, according to data compiled by Charles Schwab, which tracks RIA industry activity. For the year to date, the total is 35 deals, accounting for $42.34 billion -- almost as much as the full-year total of $43.88 billion in 2011.

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