Research and Markets: UK IFAs Report 2012

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6lq5tl/uk_ifas_2012) has announced the addition of the "UK IFAs 2012" report to their offering.

Advisors will face increasing pressure to become RDR-compliant by the end of 2012. They will need to decipher how they will adapt their business models according to RDR requirements while remaining profitable in the market

Scope

- Analyze the size of IFA market in the UK, including IFA's share in bonds, pensions and protection products

- Gain insight into how RDR will shape the IFA market going forward

- Provides analysis of the key life and pension products, including how the economic climate will affect individual product lines.

Highlights

- The distribution of life and pensions products is heavily weighted among independent financial advisors (IFAs). In 2011 IFAs accounted for 75.4% of the total life and pensions market, while bancassurance accounted for just 9.3%.

- With-profits bonds are the only bond within the market to witness a compound annual growth throughout the period 2007-2011. New business in this market totaled £1.8bn in 2007 and has risen 6.8% over the five year period to £2.3bn in 2011.

Reasons to Purchase

- How are IFAs responding to changes facing them post RDR?

- What products are most popular amongst IFAs and why?

- Which IFAs are increasing their turnover and moving up in the IFA rankings?

Key Topics Covered:

OVERVIEW

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Review of 2011

  • In 2011 independent financial advisors accounted for 75.4% of new business within the life and pensions market
  • In 2011 advisors created £3.2bn in new business through the sale of unit-linked bonds
  • The continuing uncertainty in the UK economy led to an increase in demand for with-profits bonds
  • The protection market will remain key for IFAs, especially after RDR implementation
  • The market for term assurance grew while the dynamics of distribution changed
  • IFAs held 76.3% of the group pension market in 2011
  • Key regulation changing the IFA landscape- The RDR will have the most profound effect on IFAs, who will have to adapt their business models going forward
  • Advisors will hurry to adapt their pricing structures in line with declining consumer willingness to pay post-RDR
  • The transition to a fee-based model will need to happen quickly if IFAs are to receive a sustainable income
  • In preparation for the RDR advisors are seeking out new opportunities in the protection market
  • IFA networks will consolidate as a direct result of pressure from the RDR
  • IFA business structures- Sesame remains the largest IFA with turnover of £470m in 2012
  • The future IFA market- IFAs will look to grow their presence in the protection market as a result of the RDR

REVIEW OF 2011

KEY REGULATION CHANGING THE IFA LANDSCAPE

  • The RDR will have the most profound effect on IFAs, who will have to adapt their business models going forward- To remain profitable advisors will be seeking out new product areas and adapting business models
  • The RDR will change the dynamics of the IFA market as advisors seek to become holistic, generalist, or specialist
  • Advisors will hurry to adapt their pricing structures in line with declining consumer willingness to pay post-RDR
  • The transition to a fee-based model will need to happen quickly if IFAs are to receive a sustainable income
  • In preparation for the RDR advisors are seeking out new opportunities in the protection market
  • The RDR will have an overall positive impact on the market for life and pensions
  • IFA networks will consolidate as a direct result of pressure from the RDR- Without consolidation, networks will find it difficult to attract advisors post-RDR
  • Overall, IFA networks that consolidate will provide a value for money service to advisors

IFA BUSINESS STRUCTURES

  • The top 20 IFAs accounted for 77.1% of the top 100 IFAs' turnover- Sesame remains the largest IFA with turnover of £470m in 2012
  • Succession is now on the way to growth with new acquisitions
  • Sesame remains number one in the top 100 IFAs rankings- Sesame is the only IFA to remain in the same position in the IFA rankings between 2008 and 2012
  • Changes in the IFA rankings: which IFAs have lost out in recent years?
  • Insurance and mortgage business are less popular products among IFAs- All of the top IFAs offer investment business
  • There are significant differences in the proportion of fees among IFAs

THE FUTURE IFA MARKET

  • Advisors will retain and grow their share of the life and pensions market- IFAs will look to grow their presence in the protection market as a result of the Retail Distribution Review

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Contacts

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Pensions

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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
press@researchandmarkets.com
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Pensions