Guardian Wealth Management, the international advice firm, will head-hunt 300 IFAs in a major recruitment drive ahead of the RDR, and offer some the chance to escape the rule change by working abroad.
The IFA business, which has offices in the UK, the Middle East, Belgium and Switzerland, aims to recruit the IFAs globally in the next five years up to 2016.
David Howell, chief executive of Guardian, says he is looking for advisers who are keen to focus on the expat market.
He says: "We want to recruit a new breed of IFAs providing repatriate services for returning expats, foreign nationals working in the UK and so on, who are used to working globally.
"We are offering a career that is sustainable as it is not UK-centric."
The chance to work abroad could be attractive to many IFAs unsure of their career direction post-RDR, says Howell.
He says IFAs would be operating in countries which have high regulatory standards such as Qatar.
"The Qatar regulator holds one-to-one interviews with every single IFA to counter money laundering," he says.
Howell says he has already had enquiries from mortgage advisers, IFAs working within accountancy firms, and advisers in small practices or sole traders who are considering exiting the industry.
New graduates are also contacting the firm looking for work, he says. Guardian has recruited 45 advisers so far.
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