1. Financial Advisers Study - Wednesday, October 7th or Thursday, October 8th

Thank you for taking the time to answer these brief questions. As always, we appreciate your input as a valuable Plaza Research respondent. We have a new study on FINANCIAL ADVISERS that you maybe in interested in.

PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND IF YOU HAVE DONE A STUDY WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS.

We are looking for males and females at least 18 years old who are registered Financial Advisers. This study is a 2-hour individual interview and will take place in downtown San Francisco on either Wednesday, October 7th or Thursday, October 8th. The honorarium is $150.00 for your participation.

IF you qualify based on the answers provided THEN you will receive a call back. However due to the popularity of our surveys and groups, we can't contact everyone. Please note that all responses will be returned on a first come, first served basis until the studies are full.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Employment Information

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. What is your age?

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* 5. What is your ethnic background?

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* 6. What is your current employment status?

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* 7. Thinking about how you approach sales opportunities, do you consider yourself a HEAVY user of investment literature provided by fund groups, a MODERATE user, a LIGHT user or do you typically not use ANY sales literature provided by fund groups except what is legally required?

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* 8. How long have you been a registered representative?

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* 9. Is your registration a Series 6 or Series 7 or some other registration?

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* 10. How would you best characterize your firm?

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* 11. Are you a captive agent who can only sell your firm's products?

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* 12. Thinking about your business, approximately what percent is in mutual funds, either through separately managed accounts, multiple discipline accounts, variable annuities, retirement accounts, straight mutual funds or any other type of investment account?

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* 13. Do you currently sell or use mutual funds from any of the following:

(check all that apply)

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* 14. Thinking about your business, approximately what percent is in variable annuities?

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* 15. Do you currently sell any variable annuity products provided by the following:

(check all that apply)

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* 16. What percent of your "book" of business is with:

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* 17. What is your MUTUAL FUND sales for 2008?

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* 18. What is your MUTUAL FUND sales for 2008?

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* 19. Approximately how many clients do you currently advise?

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* 20. What is your VARIABLE ANNUITY sales for 2008?

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* 21. If you qualify, what is your preference?

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* 22. When it comes to using a computer do you consider yourself:

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Thank you for participating in our survey. IF you qualify based on the answers provided THEN you will receive a call back. However due to the popularity of our surveys and groups, we can't contact everyone. Please note that all responses will be returned on a first come, first served basis until the studies are full.

*****REFERRALS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!*****

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