Planning ahead: Revenue is projected to continue to increase as financial markets improve

Growth in the Financial Planning and Advice industry has compounded swiftly over the past five years to 2017. Advisors generate revenue in a variety of ways, including financial planning fees, investment commissions, insurance commissions and other fees. Over the past five years, a return to economic growth and employment has pushed the industry upwards. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is projected to continue to increase as financial markets improve. IBISWorld forecasts that the growing number of affluent households and rising equity markets will help increase total assets under management for the industry and raise revenue generated from fees charged on the value of assets under management...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A return to economic growth and employment has pushed the industry upwards
  • The number of industry operators has decreased as a result of industry consolidation
  • Increased market valuations for various types of assets and securities are expected to push revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Financial advisors provide a multitude of products and services to individuals, businesses and government organizations. To qualify for inclusion in this industry, these products and services must be provided in the context of a written financial plan, which is the core product of this industry. In fact, according to the Investment Advisors Association, roughly two-thirds of firms registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission are not engaged in any business other than giving financial advice. Financial planning provides tools to identify a client's current situation and future goals and then proposes recommendations to meet those goals. Acc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Financial Planning & Advice Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Financial Planning & Advice Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having a good reputation
  • Experienced work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and S&P 500 in the Financial Planning & Advice industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Financial Planning & Advice Industry?

    This industry comprises companies that provide financial planning, financial advice and wealth management to individuals and business clients. Operators also offer advice, in conjunction with other activities such as portfolio management, protection planning and brokerage services. This industry does not include mutual fund companies, hedge funds, discount brokers, insurance brokers or other companies that deliver these services, outside the context of a written financial plan.

    Industry Products
  • Business and government financial planning and management
  • Personal financial planning and advice
  • Personal investment management
  • Other Services
  • Industry Activities
  • Fee-based financial investment advice services
  • Financial planning services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • S&P 500
  • Investor uncertainty
  • Median age of population
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Regulation for the Investment Management industries

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue
  • A new landscape
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Economic improvements
  • Competition and streamlining
  • Table: Financial Planning & Advice Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Financial Planning & Advice Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Credit Unions
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Investment Banking & Securities Dealing
  • Life Insurance & Annuities
  • Open-End Investment Funds
  • Portfolio Management
  • Savings Banks & Thrifts

  • Products & Services
  • Business and government financial planning and management
  • Personal financial planning and advice
  • Personal investment management
  • Other Services
  • Chart: Financial Planning & Advice Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals and households
  • Businesses and governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Financial Planning & Advice Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Financial Planning & Advice

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Financial Planning & Advice Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Wells Fargo & Company, Bank of America Corporation, Ameriprise Financial Inc.,
  • Table: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - financial performance
  • Table: Wells Fargo & Company - financial performance
  • Table: Bank of America Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Ameriprise Financial Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Financial Planning & Advice Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Financial Planning & Advice Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • S&P 500 (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Assets Under Management (Aum)
  • The value of client assets that are under advice.
  • Baby Boomer Generation
  • The largest generation in US history; currently entering retirement age.
  • High Net-Worth Individual (Definition 1)
  • An individual with at least $1.0 million in assets, excluding collectibles, consumable goods, durable goods and primary residences.
  • High Net-Worth Individual (Definition 2)
  • An individual with at least $750,000 managed by an adviser, or at least $1.5 million of net worth held jointly with a spouse, including the primary residence.
  • No-Load Fund
  • A fund that requires no fee or commission to purchase.
  • The Rand Report
  • Report commissioned by the Securities and Exchange Commission about "Investor and Industry Perspectives on Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers."
  • Wrap Account
  • An account where fees are based on a fixed percentage of total assets under management.
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