What We Do
The mission of InvestmentNews Research is to provide financial advisers with the industry's most informative practice management studies and benchmarking reports.
Our benchmarking studies are a leading source of market intelligence for advisory firms and industry partners, such as custodians, broker-dealers, service providers and professional organizations.
In 2009, InvestmentNews acquired two bellwether benchmarking studies from Moss Adams LLP -- the Adviser Compensation & Staffing Study and the Financial Performance Study of Advisory Firms. We continue to improve and expand these two critical industry studies, while we have also introduced new studies on technology and succession planning that support the growth and development of financial advisory firms.
Specifically, InvestmentNews Research now offers research studies on the subjects of:
Advisory firm financial performance: The 2012 study evaluates key financial metrics and how top-performing advisory firms are able to achieve outstanding financial performance.
Succession planning: How are advisory firms preparing for succession? The 2012 InvestmentNews Succession Planning Study examines how firms are successfully transitioning ownership.
Compensation & Staffing: Hundreds of advisory firms took part in the 2011 InvestmentNews/Moss Adams Adviser Compensation and Staffing benchmark study, which found that a select group of advisory firms were financially successful because they excelled at effectively managing their human capital.
Technology: The 2013 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study highlights the best technology practices of both peers and top-performing advisory firms.
Events: In addition to our research studies, we also produce regular webcasts and regional workshops that arm advisers with actionable insights. Our events allow advisers to hear directly from some of the industry's leading experts - and also network with other advisers who are looking to improve their practices and grow their businesses.
Custom research: One of the core capabilities of InvestmentNews Research is providing custodians, broker-dealers and RIAs with custom benchmarking reports and white papers that leverage our deep data and analytical expertise. For more information about custom research requests, please contact Mark Bruno at 212-210-0116 or
InvestmentNews Research provides financial advisers with the industry's most informative practice management studies and benchmarking reports.
Get quick and updated data points on compensation levels for 24 positions across the advisory industry.