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.

AKG - Solvency II perspectives from the financial advisory industry

In the absence of materials towards the sector, AKG have released a Solvency II Guide for financial advisers...

- 02 Mar 2013

Risk within Due Diligence

- back to the fundamentals of Bullseye

Capita Connection - 13 Nov 2012

AKG produces first ever offshore with-profits bond report

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

Platforms: To merge or not to merge

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 strength is key in selecting a platform partner

Financial Planner - 01 Sep 2012

Yes Minister...

The impact of political 'games' on financial service providers

Capita Connection - 17 Aug 2012

A Farewell to Commission - the Provider RDR Journey

A Farewell to Commission - the Provider RDR Journey

Capita Clickpages - 10 May 2012

With profits : stick or twist?

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'

With profits - 'the financial equivalent of a cassette player'

The Telegraph - 18 Feb 2012

Novia hits 1bn in assets and boosts financial strength rating

Novia hits 1bn in assets and boosts financial strength rating

New Model Adviser - 24 Jan 2012

Financial strength 'key' when selecting platform

Reference to AKG financial strength ratings for platforms and their key importance - incorporation in new report.

IFA Online - 24 May 2011

Life companies defend £225m platform spend

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

Rising Shares Won't Boost Endowment Payouts

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

Alternative Investments Get Due Diligence System

Reference to AKG role in the due diligence assessment of alternative investment providers.

FT Adviser - 16 Sep 2010

Insuring against ageing populations

Comment from AKG's Guy Vanner on the development of longevity as an asset class.

Global Financial Strategy - 06 Apr 2010

Savers in zombie funds warned of grim future

Data from AKG UK Life Office With Profits Report and comment from AKG managing director, Guy Vanner, on closed funds and their asset mixes.

The Sunday Times - 17 Jan 2010

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