@paolo.sironi SEI survey (from the end of last year) points to:
"Goals-Based Investment Strategy
Interestingly, 80 percent of advisors resolve to make enhancements to their businesses by exploring managed volatility investment strategies, which more effectively weather ups and downs in the markets. However, when asked to rank the resolutions in priority order for 2016, the number one investment-enhancement priority for advisors is to implement a goals-based approach to investing for their clients.
“True goals-based investing is setting goals and tracking against them, which helps redefine how a client measures success. It moves away from traditional benchmarks and towards a more meaningful one – progress toward specific client goals,” said Anderson. "In 2016, advisors will be focused on ways to keep existing clients happier by implementing longer-term, client-specific goals, rather than setting goals depending on the market, which will continue to fluctuate.“
Even though most advisors responded that “explore managed volatility investment strategies” is in their top three New Year’s resolutions, it is only a second priority for advisors in 2016, followed by implementing more tactical or dynamic investment options for clients.”