Exhange traded fund (ETF) family iShares is launching its first roadshows for IFAs after the FSA last week published its final rules on adviser charging.
The five May events will address the opportunity to integrate ETFs into adviser firms' business models and is part of iShares' ongoing education programme to help advisers transition to a post RDR environment.
Advisers operating under the independent banner must, from 2012, consider a wider range of investment products including unregulated collective investment schemes and structured products.
Many ETFs already fall under the scope of the FSA's Packaged Product Regime but the regulator says several comments it received suggested this was not widely understood.
iShares says it is seeing an increase in adviser usage of the vehicles, particularly by firms that have adopted adviser charging.
Keynote speakers at the events include James King, head of private client for Price Bailey, and Andrew Whiteley, managing director for Provisio.
They are set to take place in:
- Edinburgh (5 May)
- Manchester (6 May)
- Exeter (11 May)
- Southampton (20 May)
- London (27 May)
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