business people runningInvestors with advisors are financially still a tad more optimisticthan those without. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Market volatility is weighing on both investors and advisors, says a new report, butvolatility could be the key to investors seeking more professionaladvice over the next 12 months.

That's according to the Nationwide Advisory Solutions' fifthannual Advisor Authority Study Special Report, “Safe Havens in an Uncertain World,” which findsthat 56 percent of RIAs and fee-based advisors anticipate thatmarket volatility will rise over the next 12months. Uncertainty is contributing to a fall in optimism amongboth investors and advisors, and that's the first time in fouryears that both have fallen prey to a bleaker outlook.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.