AKG in the News
Through its role as a leading provider of independent information; both ratings and other assessment and comparative data, AKG regularly appears across trade and national publications. AKG enjoys a particularly high profile with intermediary firms and product providers and other key bodies.
A roundup of appearances is provided here for reference.
Most advisers have been too busy preparing for the retail distribution review to address the implications of Solvency II, research has found
FT Adviser - 12 Mar 2013
Guy Vanner said "Solvency II seems to have moved forwards or backwards according to unpredictable factors"
Solvency II News.com - 12 Mar 2013
In the absence of materials towards the sector, AKG have released a Solvency II Guide for financial advisers...
Actuarial and consultancy firm AKG has produced a report into offshore with-profits bonds which looks at, among other things, the long term performance of the products from eight life offices.
International Adviser - 23 Oct 2012
As the platform market continues to develop, could M&A activity be on the horizon?
FT Adviser - 10 Sep 2012
Financial strength is key in selecting a platform partner
Financial Planner - 01 Sep 2012
The impact of political 'games' on financial service providers
Capita Connection - 17 Aug 2012
A Farewell to Commission - the Provider RDR Journey
Capita Clickpages - 10 May 2012
Guy Vanner says "Don't expect bonuses to rise anytime soon, as companies seek to distribute any improved returns through final bonuses"
Money Observer - 02 Apr 2012
With profits - 'the financial equivalent of a cassette player'
The Telegraph - 18 Feb 2012
Novia hits 1bn in assets and boosts financial strength rating
New Model Adviser - 24 Jan 2012
Reference to AKG financial strength ratings for platforms and their key importance - incorporation in new report.
IFA Online - 24 May 2011
Life company platform providers have defended their business models after financial reports claimed AXA, Standard Life and Old Mutual injected a combined £225 million to support loss-making offerings.
New Model Adviser - 27 Apr 2011
With-Profits Policies - Are you one of the lucky few?
Comment on With-Profits
Money Observer - 01 Apr 2011
Focus : with-profits
Reference to options regarding with-profits funds
Telegraph Money - 12 Feb 2011
Evolution in Financial Strength
In light of the growing importance of Platforms and the transformation that this is bringing to the financial services market in the UK, there is an increasing demand from intermediaries in particular for such assessment... With photograph of Guy Vanner
Connection - 31 Jan 2011
Platforms 'put advisers' due diligence at risk
Reference to AKG Platform
Investment Adviser - 24 Jan 2011
AKG's Managing Director Guy Vanner says 'There may be an upturn in some payments, but you are not going to see any spectacular rises in with-profits endowment payouts'
Mail Online - 20 Oct 2010
Reference to AKG role in the due diligence assessment of alternative investment providers.