Having reread the OP, I'm more concerned that (1) the OP has an advisor and (2) the OP is looking for ways to "beat" the low-interest rate environment.
On (1), if you know enough to post here--and I see you've been a member here for 2 years--you know enough to manage your own money. I don't know how your advisor is compensated, but I'd strongly consider dumping him/her. If your advisor charges an AUM fee of 1%, that would be like getting an extra 1% income on all of your investments. Take the time to get a full portfolio review: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6211viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6212
It costs you nothing, and you could stand to gain a lot.
As for (2), I think most investors are frustrated by today's low-interest rate environment. But there's nothing you can really do about it. We are, after all, talking about passive income: we get the returns of the various markets in which we invest, minus costs. Once you get the basics of investing down--and the links above will do that for you--there's really no magic to it. Your advisor is not some wizard who has mastered the secrets of the markets. You are far more likely to get yourself into trouble trying to increase income (chasing yield, buying high-yielding individual stocks or concentrated funds) than if you simply set a reasonable plan and stick to it.