IFAs will be hit with a "tsunami" of requests for information about corporate pensions in the next four years, forcing them to deal with the sector, according to pensions expert Steve Bee.
Many advisers have said they have no plans to advise on the workplace savings segment of the market.
However, Bee said IFAs will have clients who are employers who will turn to them for guidance about auto-enrolment when the date nears for smaller businesses to join the government-orchestrated scheme.
"Even if IFAs don't want to talk about corporate pensions, their clients will want them to. A tsunami is about to hit."
According to figures from The Pensions Regulator, seen by IFAonline, from winter 2013 to spring 2014, about 12,500 employers a month will reach their staging dates - the date they have to comply with the new pensions legislation and enrol their employees into a company scheme.
By 2015 it will be 40,000 employers a month, and by 2016/17, 135,000 a month, creating demand for advice that will "swamp" IFAs, Bee said.
The majority of these employers will be small or medium enterprises (SMEs) of less than 500 people.
Bee has launched an administrative compliance tool to help advisers manage the auto-enrolment needs of small firms.
Advisers will have to buy a licence to offer the proposition which will cost £450 per month initially, dropping to £250 a month when the adviser has 500 employees, £100 per month for 1000 employees and at 2000 employees there is no charge.
The cost employers is 50p per day for companies with fewer than ten people, and £2 per member for larger SMEs.
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