Financial planners surveyed by Aite Group believe that if all financial advisors are required to adhere to a fiduciary standard of care, then it will promote the profession, the Boston-based research company said in a report released Monday.

Fifty-one percent of financial advisors that have provided financial planning services to a majority of their clients anticipate an increase in that practice if the fiduciary standard is introduced universally. That figure is 16% more than their advisory peers who have been less active on the planning side.

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