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AKG Insight - In Brief

  • AKG With Profits Reports publication
  • Launch of DFM Profiles
  • AKG Updates

AKG is delighted to announce the launch today of its 2016 UK Life Office With Profits Reports.

Who are the reports designed for and why?

These reports are designed to assist advisers and providers in assessing the relative merits of specific with profits funds. The aim is to provide comprehensive, structured and consistent information, accompanied by AKG's key analytical assessments of with profits financial strength, future performance and transparency.

What is the size of the with profits market?

The amount of with profits business in-force remains considerable (with profits assets totalling over £306 billion at the end of 2015).

What funds and firms are covered?

The reports contain analysis and assessments of 189 sub-funds within 75 funds within 28 firms that will be active in the UK market at the end of December 2016 (from 25 different groups). The reports are confined to those providers whose products conform to a statutory definition of with profits and includes individual reports and comments on those providers whose with profits funds exceed £100m, supplemented by smaller companies and friendly societies operating in the intermediary market.

What is included in the reports?

Each individual report provides information on the structure and operation of a provider's with profits fund(s). It also highlights the various risks borne by with profits policyholders and concludes with AKG's long established Ratings for With Profits Financial Strength, With Profits Future Performance, and With Profits Transparency. A number of comparative industry-wide tables are also included, covering a range of key metrics.

Can I see the table of contents?

Of course you can, please click here to get a copy of the table of contents.

How much do the reports cost?

£2,050 plus VAT.

How can I purchase a copy of the reports?

The reports can be purchased and downloaded directly from here.

Alternatively you can purchase by email to akg@akg.co.uk and payment can be settled by invoice.

And if you have any questions…

…please get in touch with us.

15 December 2016

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