America's wealthiest investors plan to increase their use of independent financial planners in 2014, according to a new study issued Wednesday by Spectrem Group.

Twenty-six percent of ultra-high-net-worth  (UHNW) investors are planning to increase usage of independent advisors compared to 17% in 2012, according to Spectrem’s fourth quarter wealth segmentation report. Of the UHNW investors surveyed, 74% have a net worth between $5 million and $9.9 million.

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