Roth IRA conversions surged last year, particularly in the fourth quarter as investors looked to take advantage of regulatory changes.Bank of America reported that it executed more than 56,000 conversions for its clients last year, nearly 45,000 more than the total number of conversions in 2009.

Bank of America’s clients converted roughly $3.8 billion in assets to Roth IRAs last year.

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