Change is coming to the field of financial advice, and it’sgoing to be disruptive.

That’s according to the "J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Financial AdvisorSatisfaction Study," which found that traditional investmentadvisory services are likely to be transmogrified in a confluenceof retiring advisors, the rise of the robo-advisor or automatedinvestment-picking algorithm, and the lower fees of independentadvisory shops.

The study measures advisor satisfaction — both for employees andindependents — and uses seven factors to determine how content (orotherwise) advisors are. The factors are client support;compensation; firm leadership; operational support; problemresolution; professional development support; and technologysupport.

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