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financial advisor, more recently often referred to as a financial planner, is a professional who renders financial planning services to individuals, businesses and governments. This can involve investment advice, which may include pension planning, and/or advice on Life insurance and other insurances such as income protection insurance, critical illness insurance etc, and/or advice on mortgages.

Ideally, the financial adviser helps the client maintain the desired balance of investment income, capital gains, and acceptable level of risk by using proper asset allocation. Financial advisers use stock, bonds, mutual funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), options, futures, notes, and insurance products to meet the needs of their clients. Many financial advisers receive a commission payment for the various financial products that they broker, although "fee-based" planning is becoming increasingly popular in the financial services industry.

A further distinction should be made between "fee-based" and "fee-only" advisers. Fee-based advisers both charge fees and collect commissions. Fee-only advisers do not collect commissions, and thus do not face a conflict of interest created by commissions or referral fees paid by other product or service providers.

"Client-Centered" investment advisors only charge a fee based on the assets managed for the client. Typically they charge about 1.5% per year to make the investment decisions for the client. They do not collect commissions.


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