Aim Two Three, the support service for product providers set up by former threesixty director David Ingram, has launched a survey to find out what help advisers and principals need ahead of the retail distribution review (RDR).
‘The Big Survey' aims to create a clearer picture of the post-RDR advisory sector and is open to the entire profession until 31 October.
Ingram said: "We've all seen the estimates around how many IFA firms will survive the RDR and how many will be 'independent' under the new rules.
"But, just like the estimates of how many individuals will leave the industry, they are all based on relatively small surveys involving anything from less than 100 to around 500 advisers.
"Even if the estimates are accurate (and they can't all be accurate) they don't give us any real background. What are the drivers that are pushing principals of firms to the point of leaving such a vibrant industry? Is it really all about qualifications or capital adequacy? And what type of firm is planning on leaving or becoming restricted?"
Aim Two Three was set up last month following Ingram's departure from threesixty and providers product manufacturers and fund management groups with market intelligence, consultancy services, product research and regulatory support.
Advisers can find more details and complete the survey on the Aim Two Three website.
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