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Data: How Advisors Are Changing Compensation
When it comes to pricing, charging clients a percent of assets under management -- often around 1% -- remains the heavyweight champion of the independent financial advisory world. Yet the venerable model faces challenges from a variety of contenders, including variations on flat fees, hourly billing and charging on a percentage of other financial metrics.

Financial Planning surveyed its readers to ask about compensation trends, their current structure and any changes they were making. We found some of the answers surprising. Page through to see the results, or click here to read our feature on the shifting compensation model. -- Charles Paikert & editorial staff

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