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Put your questions to our expert panel

With just over three months until the end of the retail distribution review consultation period, Money Marketing is inviting readers to submit their queries to our expert panel.

Much has been written about the FSA’s potential radical reform of the industry and as you consider the future for your business, our panel aim to help to guide you through the possible implications.

The panel, made up of lawyers, compliance and technical experts, practitioners and other industry experts, will try to answer questions and give you with some clarity.

The RDR is at discussion paper stage, with most of the details still up in the air, but advisers need to be aware it is likely to involve significant changes to the way they work.

The FSA says it is looking for many more than the 100 responses it has received so far and our panel can help with any technical or business queries you may want to clear up before responding yourself.

These could include questions about the effect that Mifid could have on the proposals, the potential costs of moving to a different business model, assessments of whether advisers can compete and thrive as primary advisers and possible ways of dealing with big increases in capital adequacy.

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