While both registered investment advisors and fee-based advisors are focused on volatility over the next 12 months, investors are more concerned about health care costs and saving for retirement than their advisors may realize.

That's according to Jefferson National's second annual Advisor Authority study, conducted by Harris Poll, which found that advisors' chief concern is volatility — which they say will have an adverse impact across the board. In addition, more than 75 percent expect it to rise.

Investors, on the other hand, may also be worried about volatility, but their primary concerns are about how to protect their assets, save for retirement and address health care costs — as well as what the tax picture will look like in months to come.

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