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.
The future looks bright for mid-sized advice firms providing they invest in strong technology and diversify their specialities and client base, a report has claimed.The Future of Advice - Beneath and Beyond report, published today (July 30) by AKG, stated there was a “powerful case” for the “right sort of 5-10 adviser business”.
The report also showed consumer confidence was the biggest block to seeking financial advice.
More than half of Financial Planners (53%) believe firms will shut due to the pandemic but around 52% forecast a rise in new clients, according to a new report.
Matt Ward, Communications Director at AKG, looks at the requirement for carrying out due diligence exercises when selecting (or retaining) DFM partners, suggests an overarching framework which can be used by intermediary firms to support this type of work and discusses why it’s important to contextualise and review such exercises.
The lang cat Platform Analyser now includes AKG ratings as part of the due diligence tool for advisers.
Following feedback from advisers, consultancy the lang cat has added AKG financial strength ratings to Platform Analyser, its interactive online tool and insight service.
The lang cat financial data provider has added AKG's financial strength ratings to its interactive online platform analysing tool.
The lang cat has added AKG financial strength ratings to its interactive online tool and insight service, Platform Analyser.
Inside your mind - Richard Eagling outlines the findings on a new AKG report that explores the latest adviser thinking about equity release (republished with the kind permission of Moneyfacts).
An AKG research paper, funded by the later life lender to gain an insight into the support required by advisers, found that over two thirds (67%) of advisers believe being able to offer a wider range of services to clients is the key advantage of advising on equity release.
Just 23 per cent of mortgage advisers routinely mention equity release to their clients who are aged 55 and over, research by AKG commissioned by More 2 Life has found.
In an AKG report funded by more2life, it shows that 67% of advisers surveyed believe being able to offer a wider range of services to clients is the key advantage of advising on equity release.
More 2 Life has sponsored a new AKG research paper, ‘House of the rising sum – exploring equity release opportunities’, Within the report, AKG, the independent financial analyst, predicts continued growth for the equity release market and highlights differing perceptions among advisers about offering equity release to clients.
According to AKG’s industry research paper, sponsored by lender more2life, House of the rising sum – exploring equity release opportunities, the flexibility from drawdown products which enable customers to manage their property wealth is rated the most important by 68% of advisers while 72% say the ‘no negative equity guarantee’ on plans is the most attractive.
The ability to make interest payments and capital repayments are becoming increasingly important for equity release customers as products develop, according to adviser research from AKG.
more2life has sponsored a new AKG research paper which predicts continued growth for the equity release market and highlights differing perceptions among advisers about offering equity release to clients.
AKG’s industry research paper, sponsored by equity release lender more2life, ‘House of the rising sum – exploring equity release opportunities’ predicts steady growth for equity release but highlighted lingering concerns about risk management and a need to support vulnerable customers.
AKG’s Matt Ward examines how advisers are coping with MiFID II and the impact on their businesses (republished with the kind permission of the Personal Finance Society).
In conversations with advisers and providers alike, it’s clear that the biggest challenge they’ve had to overcome in recent years has been ‘the implementation of MiFID II’. That’s why I was interested to read recent research from our friends at AKG, capturing the views of stakeholders across the market – advisers, platforms and discretionary managers – on MiFID II and its effectiveness.
Financial advisers believe wealth managers and platform providers will start to lose business as MIFID II reporting standards make clients more aware of costs and charges, according to a new research paper from analysts AKG, sponsored by wealth management and financial planning firm Netwealth.