The majority of independent advisers still expect to increase assets and develop new business this year, despite difficult market conditions, according to a survey SEI Investments Co. of Oaks, Pa., released last week.

In the survey, which was entitled "The Year Ahead," 51% of advisers predicted that the markets will rebound by the second quarter. In addition, advisers offered New Year's resolutions such as "grow the business 20%," "add $30 million in assets under management," and "increase revenue by 15%."

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