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The portfolios of financial advisers’ clients suffered heavy losses in 2001 and early 2002 as the S&P 500 stock index fell sharply. But by bringing in new business and thus increasing their total client holdings by 16.7%, the advisers limited to 5.3% the decline in assets under their management, says a study produced by Moss Adams LLP ( www.mossadams.com/industry/investment.htm ). The report describes the strategies the investment advisers used to achieve these results.

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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.