Despite strong market returns in 2009, a majority of advisers believe their clients will have to work three to five years longer than they had planned in order to maintain their standard of living in retirement, a recent survey revealed.

Brinker Capital's first-quarter 2010 Brinker Barometer, a gauge of financial adviser confidence and sentiment regarding the economy, retirement savings, investing and market performance in 2009 and 2010, was conducted online in February and March 2010 and is based on the responses of 247 advisers affiliated with insurance companies, independent broker-dealers and in sole practice.

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