Financial advisers have grown savvier about their clients this year and have the assets to prove it, says a new report from Rydex Global Advisers’ AdvisorBenchmarking.com.

Despite a precipitous drop in the stock market, the average minimum account size for large advisers has increased 21% to $725,000 from $600,000 in January. Smaller advisers -- those with less than $100 million in assets under management -- watched their account sizes drop nearly 8% to $303,000 from $330,000, still an upbeat note considering the bear market’s bottom.

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