The vast majority of advisers intend to remain in the industry and offer independent advice after 2013, in a sign advisers have "accepted" RDR, research suggests.
According to CoreData Research which quizzed over 1,200 financial advisers recently, just 9% plan to leave the industry within the next five years - down from 14% last year.
The findings would appear to downplay the theory RDR will lead to a mass exodus of advisers.
Furthermore, the three quarters (73.8%) of advisers said they will continue to offer full independent advice after RDR implementation, despite expectations large swathes of advisers will adopt a restricted advice model.
The study found just 14% plan on taking the restricted advice route with only 1.4% saying they will give tied advice.
CoreData Research head of UK and Europe Craig Phillips said the findings suggest advisers may not be in such short supply post-RDR as some have forecast.
"Advisers accept that RDR is here and is happening and now are focusing on getting on with moving forward," he said.
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