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.
Money Marketing roundtable discussion about the role of hybrid products and unit linked guarantees in retirement income planning, involving AKG's Head of Communications, Matt Ward, and other industry experts.
Terry Huddart from the lang cat takes a look at platform due diligence from an adviser perspective including the role of platform financial strength in this process and makes reference to AKG financial strength ratings.
Paul Hudson, chief executive at Cirencester Friendly Society, talks to FTAdviser about his time in the courts, growth figures and the mutual's healthy B minus financial strength rating from AKG, all against a backdrop of regulatory upheaval.
A report by AKG entitled Pension Freedoms: Clearing the hurdles to business success in the retirement income market recently revealed advisers are concerned of a reputational risk to the sector as the new environment evolves.
Money Marketing’s Sam Brodbeck takes a look at the impact of pension freedoms on key retirement income market participants since the introduction of the changes and includes quotes from various market commentators including AKG’s Head of Communications, Matt Ward
The long-term potential for the advice sector lies in the mid-market, according to a report by Surrey-based actuarial firm AKG.
Strategic responses to the pension changes and the launch of new retirement income solutions are unlikely to fully materialise until early 2016 as providers tackle the challenges of the changing retirement income market, according to AKG.
The majority of pension provider product innovation will not materialise until early 2016, as providers tackle the new challenges of a changing retirement income market, according to consultancy AKG.
Pension product innovation won’t be evident until early 2016 as providers face the challenges of the evolving retirement income market, forecast AKG.
SEI's end-to-end wealth processing and wealth management solution, the SEI Wealth Platform(SM), has been promoted to B+ status by financial ratings firm AKG.
We have now emerged into the brave new world of pension freedom, says Matt Ward, head of communications, AKG Actuaries & Consultants. What is different and how will things unfold in 2015/16 as the market continues to respond to the changes?
Prudential commissioned AKG to carry out an independent review of the investment and risk management approach and the associated governance structures and processes which underpin the delivery of Prudential’s With-Profits and PruFund range of funds. The review was carried out and this report, produced for a financial adviser audience, was published to detail AKG’s findings from the assessment.
AKG has been assessing the financial strength of platform operators specifically for five years, but our underlying principles for assessing and rating financial services companies in the UK have been in place for well over 20 years. Our consistent belief is that adopting a balanced scorecard approach to the assessment of financial strength remains the most considered approach. Here we take a look at some of the key contributing factors to the generation of our balanced scorecard approach to financial strength assessment.
In spite of Legal and General’s announcement last month that it will add its with-profits fund to a list of those closed to new business, AKG Actuaries and Consultants argue that with-profits funds have an increasing role to play in today’s retirement product market.
AKG's Head of Communications, Matt Ward, discusses the requirement for financial advisers, product providers and asset managers to get to grips with identifying, addressing and managing risk in the post-Budget retirement income market.
The pension reforms announced in the 2014 UK Budget will have far-reaching implications across the entire financial services industry. Analysis by AKG.
Article on Aviva acquisition of Friends Life and implications for FPI.
Retirement income flexibility - A brave new world
Partnership pensions group hits back on financial stability fears