The Conservative Party best understands the requirements of the financial services industry, advisers say.
A poll of 500 intermediaries by software provider 1st-The Exchange found more than two thirds (68%) believe David Cameron's Tories are best-placed to lead the financial advice industry forward post RDR. Just 17% backed Labour.
The transition from commission to fees was cited as the area that would require the most work by 45% of respondents, followed by the move to a higher minimum qualification level (35%). Other challenges mentioned include updating their technology systems.
David Child, managing director of 1st-The Exchange, says: "Despite the fact some firms are nervous about moving to a more fee-based business, the good news is that with the right technology and e-services in support, achieving this should be a much simpler and ultimately very rewarding experience."
The Conservative Party continues to lead most UK polls although forecasts of a hung parliament - one in which no one political party has an outright majority of seats - remain.
More than half of people over the age of 55 see financial security as a top priority in retirement, yet a third allocate more time to buying a new car, research from Legal & General (L&G) has found.
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