Financial advisors will remember 2011 as “The Year of Volatility” or “The Year of Uncertainty,” according to a survey of 200 financial advisors polled this month by the SEI Advisor Network, an asset management and back-office administration service provider to financial advisors.

The majority of advisors said they communicated with clients more frequently and felt more pressure to keep clients satisfied in 2011 than in 2010, with clients’ need for more “personal communication” trumping the need for more “reporting” and “education.

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