U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out from a helicopter over Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

The number of retirement advisors fearing they will have to battle clients’ aversion to risk, especially with rising strife overseas, is about twice as large today as it was last year, according to Hartford Funds.

Respondents to a Hartford survey of more than 100 advisors indicated that they are largely split over whether anxiety has caused clients to make poorer investment decisions over the last year, with 52 percent saying it has and 48 percent saying it has not.

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