AKG Update Newsletter Archive

AKG issues a regular series of Update newsletters in order to provide a flow of information to clients about recently published AKG reports and confirmation of any changes to AKG’s Overall Financial Strength Ratings/Platform Financial Strength Ratings.

These Update newsletters also enable us to keep clients abreast of other pertinent AKG developments and outputs from AKG.

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Archived copies of past Update newsletters can be accessed below:

 

IssueComment Topics
Update 37
Issued 19 June 2017
  • What do we mean by Financial Strength?
  • A Solvency II Cost/Benefit Conundrum
Update 36
Issued 25 May 2017
  • AKG Profile Report Development
  • Industry Dynamics
Update 35
Issued 25 April 2017
  • The evolving UK retirement market
  • DFMs
Update 34
Issued 29 March 2017
  • Maintaining focus and continuity - companies under the microscope
Update 33
Issued 2 March 2017
  • AKG publishes With Profits Market Briefing
  • FinTech, InsureTech, and the Regulatory Challenges Ahead
Update 32
Issued 6 February 2017
  • Potential implications for Solvency II post-Brexit
  • UK pensions market outlook and direction of travel
Update 31
Issued 9 January 2017
  • How significant is the With Profits market nowadays?
  • Solvency II public domain disclosure arrives
Update 30
Issued 21 December 2016
  • Merry Christmas from AKG
  • AKG launches 2016 With Profits Reports
Update 29
Issued 7 December 2016
  • Pensions Dashboard prototype to be ready by Spring 2017
  • DISCUS 'Coffee Talks': Video on adviser due diligence
Update 28
Issued 15 November 2016
  • AXA business disposals update…
  • AKG 2016 With Profits Reports coming soon…take advantage of early bird offer
Update 27
Issued 19 October 2016
  • AKG 2016 With Profits Reports coming soon…take advantage of early bird offer
  • AKG Autumn activity update
Update 26
Issued 27 September 2016
  • Freedom and choice reforms one year on and the introduction of the secondary annuity market
Update 25
Issued 15 August 2016
  • Assessing the risk and governance structures and processes in place to underpin the delivery of managed fund/portfolio solutions
  • Launch of AKG’s DFM Profile & Financial Strength Reports
Update 24
Issued 28 July 2016
  • Launch of AKG’s DFM Profile & Financial Strength Reports
Update 23
Issued 28 June 2016
  • Referendum Comment
  • AKG Retirement Proposition Reviews
Update 22
Issued 9 June 2016
  • DFM due diligence DISCUSed
  • What next for the SIPP market?
Update 21
Issued 13 May 2016
  • AKG on the road discussing DFM due diligence
  • The growing influence of technology in financial services
Update 20
Issued 20 Apr 2016
  • Platform due diligence
  • SIPP operator assessments
Update 19
Issued 31 Mar 2016
  • A dull thud! … the arrival of the final FAMR report
  • Ageing population and financial services
Update 18
Issued 4 Mar 2016
  • The importance of platform due diligence
  • Solvency II has (finally) landed!
Update 17
Issued 3 Feb 2016
  • Solvency II has (finally) landed!
  • Buy AKG’s With Profits Reports online
Update 16
Issued 11 Jan 2016
  • Happy New Year from AKG
  • Buy AKG’s With Profits Reports online
Update 15
Issued 24 Dec 2015
  • Merry Christmas from AKG
  • AKG launches 2015 With Profits Reports
Update 14
Issued 25 Nov 2015
  • Happy Birthday to the AKG Rating Portal
  • Be an early bird and catch AKG’s 2015 With Profits Reports at the 2014 price
Update 13
Issued 10 Nov 2015
  • Be an early bird and catch AKG’s 2015 With Profits Reports at the 2014 price
  • AKG Platform Ratings featured in the lang cat’s guide to advised platforms
Update 12
Issued 7 Oct 2015
  • Introducing AKG Financial Analytics
  • AKG 2015 UK Life Office With Profits Reports
Update 11
Issued 16 Sep 2015
  • PFS Good Practice Guide
  • AKG pension freedoms paper
Update 10
Issued 12 Aug 2015
  • Evolving distribution approach and embracing technology
  • Independent Review of PPMG's Investment Management and Governance Structure
Update 9
Issued 15 Jul 2015
  • Publication of AKG paper on the retirement income market
  • Matt Ward elected to Board of ILAG
Update 8
Issued 12 Jun 2015
  • Constant Change?
  • AKG discusses the growing importance of fund governance
Update 7
Issued 14 May 2015
  • Interesting times in the Offshore market...
  • AKG to discuss the growing importance of fund governance
Update 6
Issued 22 Apr 2015
  • A period of progression for businesses coming together
  • Assessing the financial strength and viability of platform operators
Update 5
Issued 19 Mar 2015
  • Why Does AKG Rate Some Companies In More Than One Sector?
  • AKG Platform Profile Reports Now Available To Purchase In Bundled Format
Update 4
Issued 5 Mar 2015
  • AKG Post-Budget Market Research – Invitation To Participate
  • AKG Platform Profile Reports Now Available To Purchase In Bundled Format
Update 3
Issued 18 Feb 2015
  • An interesting M&A start to 2015
  • AKG contributes to the Financial Services Forum
Update 2
Issued 29 Jan 2015
  • Welcome to the second issue of AKG Update
  • AKG News Commentary on Pensions Freedom Implications
Update 1
Issued 14 Jan 2015
  • AKG launches report and rating update service
  • AKG publishes 2014 UK Life Office With Profits Reports

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