There's a gendergap between demographic trends and the financial advisorybusiness. Women have an increasing share of income and wealth inthe United States and globally, but they are underrepresented amongfinancial advisors in the U.S.

BMO Financial Group's 2015 report,“Financial Concerns of Women,” reports that women currently control51% of personal wealth in the U.S. In addition, they are theprimary breadwinners in more than 40% of American households, whichis an almost fourfold increase since 1960.

In contrast, women compriseonly 15 to 20% of financial advisors in the U.S. (Some sources citea higher percentage but those results can includesecurities-licensed sales assistants.) Just 23% of CertifiedFinancial Planner licensees are women, a figure that hasn't changedin years, and women comprise only 12.9% of the Million DollarRound Table's early-2016 roster.

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