More than half of advisors believe the global economy will improve over the next 12 months, new research reveals.

Curian Capital LLC, Denver, released this finding in summary of results from a survey, "2013 Outlook for Advisor Priorities." The survey polled 2,088 independent financial to gauge how the current economic climate impacts their current investment strategies, future outlook, and perspectives on the issues they face in managing their businesses.

The report reveals that 54 percent of respondents believe the economy will improve in the next 12 months, while 26% are unsure. "Only one-fifth of respondents reported they were pessimistic and believe the economic crisis will be long term," the report states. "This change in advisor sentiment is striking when compared to the 34% of respondents who said they felt optimistic in December 2011.

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