- To describe how M&A deals have changed since RDR
- To communicate why RDR has had an impact on firm sales
- To explain how buyers and sellers have changed since RDR
In 2012, the Financial Services Authority implemented the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), a radical overhaul of the rules governing financial advice in the UK.
And while the regulations were aimed at increasing transparency, improving the quality of advice and levelling charging structures, they would also catalyse fundamental shifts in the M&A market over the coming decade.
This article was written for FT Adviser by Louise Jeffreys, managing director of IFA M&A broker Gunner & Co.and was originally published on FT Adviser. Read the full article here.
Louise Jeffreys is managing director of Gunner & Co, an IFA broker with values based on strong relationships built on trust, credibility and value.
Gunner & Co. specialise in IFA sales, IFA business sales, retiring IFAs and IFA client bank sales.