Consultants Help Clients Find and Fire Advisers

A small industry of consultants don't manage any money but help wealthy investors pick financial advisers-those who not only create solid portfolios but have a steady employment history and obey to stringent fiduciary standards, or are able to add a specialty to a family office.

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