RDR rules risk being seen as a product endorsement, say IFAs

IFAs question whether RDR will act as product endorsement

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Investors in the UK may interpret extra rules on governance, which will accompany the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), as a product endorsement by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), according to some independent financial advisers (IFAs).

The FSA's senior associate Richard Lawes was grilled about these unintended consequences of the RDR at a conference on structured products held by the UK Structured Products Association (SPA) in London on October 23.

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