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    Welcome to the DALBAR Corporate Site
    We are the nation's leading financial services market research firm.
    We perform a variety of ratings and evaluations of practices and communications
    that are committed to raising the standards of excellence in the financial services industry.
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    Does passive performance overcome behavior losses?
    What is the extent to which the historical performance advantage
    of passive investments is eroded by behavioral influences?
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    DALBAR’s 12 Factors to Measure When Picking Active or Passive Funds...
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    Limited Fiduciary
    A game changer for contact centers and websites to
    eliminate high risk and high costs that other solutions require.
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    19th Annual Trends and Best Practices in Investor Statements
    Find out which firms have best-in-class statements
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    Active vs. Passive Customizable Advisor Edition
    Available for Purchase Now in the QAIB Store!

About Us

DALBAR at a Glance

DALBAR, Inc. is the financial community’s leading independent expert for evaluating, auditing and rating business practices, customer performance, product quality and service. Launched in 1976, DALBAR has earned the recognition for consistent and unbiased evaluations of investment companies, registered investment advisers, insurance companies, broker/dealers, retirement plan providers and financial professionals. DALBAR awards are recognized as marks of a superior standard of care in the financial community.

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Fiduciary Rule

Latest news, insights, and interpretation of the conflict of interest rule (COIR)

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Assessing Compensation Reasonableness

The 21st century ushered in a witch hunt to find and punish advisers...

Learn more about the threats and the actions that can be taken
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News & Stories

DALBAR Tool Aims to Limit DOL Rule’s Pay Cuts: Top Portfolio Products

from ThinkAdvisor

DALBAR estimates that the average advisor could see a $34,000 reduction in compensation

November 14, 2016


DoL Fiduciary Rule Requires Reasonable Compensation Supreme Court Says What Reasonable Is

Contact: CORY CLARK 

The Best Interest Contract Exemption forces advisers with IRAs or retirement plans to divest all unreasonable compensation. But what exactly is reasonable?

September 21, 2016


DALBAR Offers Template to Create BICE Budget Identifies 13 Impact Areas

Contact: Cory Clark

Firms have already spent millions in preparation for the April 10, 2017 date of the Best Interest Contract Exemption (“BICE”) of the DoL’s Fiduciary Rule.

August 30, 2016


Radio Interview: QAIB Study

From YouTube

Radio Interview: Cory Clark, Head of Research and Due Diligence at DALBAR discusses the QAIB study with Matt Kennedy of The Presley Group. 

August 1, 2016


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