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Move to set up website offering RDR aids

Corporate Training Partnerships and Perception Support are setting up a website to provide RDR resources.

The website will provide firms and advisers working across all sectors with RDR-specific resources, including updates, articles, tips and techniques.

Corporate Training Partnerships chief executive Jayne Owen says: “Our objective is to bring together all sources of RDR information and assistance in one place, giving a plain English translation of what the regulators and institutes are saying. We will be continually evolving the site to further assist IFAs and firms.”

Perception Support chief executive Phil Billingham says: “The challenges posed by the RDR are multi-faceted and sophisticated. It became clear that an effective response required joined-up thinking and to this end we are delighted to join forces with CTP.”

Aifa will announce in two weeks which organisation it has appointed to conduct market analysis for its own online RDR academy. Director general Chris Cummings says nine organisations responded to the invitation to tender.

In March, Aifa announced plans for an online academy for IFA firms supported by a series of roadshows to help them meet the demands of the RDR.

Cummings says: “The academy will cover everything from business management and cashflow to adviser contracts. This is a major, six-figure investment for us.”

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