Adviser Network Intrinsic expects the number of its ‘restricted' advisers to increase to 75% over the next two years, compared with less than 60% currently.
According to Intrinsic chief executive Richard Freeman, the number of IFAs at the company, currently at 350 (compared with 550 restricted), is likely to reduce over the next couple of years to approximately 250.
This reduction is likely to be accompanied by a similar and equivelant increase in restricted advisers.
"We expect to see real growth in financial planners in the restricted space," he said.
"Of course the exact ratio will depend on the client base - where clients need whole of market we can accommodate this, but we certainly expect to see a considerable move towards restricted over the next few years.
"Some clients may need restricted whole of market as a stepping stone and so we will offer that. And ultimately, we will probably continue to offer all three types of advice in some capacity."
The company currently has 2,135 advisers compared with 1,666 at the end of 2011 and expects to grow to about 2,250 by the end of the year.
Freeman said: "We are in the mass affluent market, and in this market scale is very important.
"In my view, the scale we are looking for will be enhanced by the balance in specialities we have across the network, 50% of the advisers are mortgage and protection, while 50% are financial planners."
Separately, Freeman explained that although the vast majority of product providers have been working hard and delivering a good service since the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), a couple of the bigger firms in the network had reported being underpaid on renewals.
"This is something we will look into, but it is certainly the exception rather than the rule," he said.
In terms of new projects the company is considering providing technology to its appointed representatives to enable them to offer a direct to consumer service to consumers.
"We would provide this through technology, systems and software. But we are in the B2B market and would never go direct-to-client."
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