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.

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

Awards Supplement - Introduction and Methodology

Reference to AKG's role in providing a feed of financial strength assessment into international life company awards.

International Adviser - 05 Nov 2009

Skandia wins the acolades in the retirement arena

Update article regarding the Citywire Service Index (CSI), powered by AKG.

New Model Adviser - 24 Aug 2009

threesixty may launch new model portfolios as OEICs

Reference to AKG asset allocation work in establishing model portfolios.

Professional Adviser - 20 Aug 2009

Time To Bin With Profits

Article on problems in with profits citing AKG data.

Sunday Telegraph - 16 Aug 2009

Solvency II What the future holds

AKG's Managing Director, Guy Vanner, outlines capital oriented regulation in the impending shape of Solvency II in an article. Signposting implications that intermediaries should be aware of.

Financial Adviser - 13 Aug 2009

Royal London 360 Gets Rating Boost

Article about improved AKG Financial Strength Rating for Royal London 360 following the merger of Scottish Life International and Scottish Provident International.

IFA Online - 03 Aug 2009

The Reliability Factor

Reference to AKG rating in profile of Canada Life International

International Adviser - 01 Jun 2009

Advisers put spotlight on investment bond providers

Article on investment bond providers with reference to AKG ratings tool.

IFA Online - 29 May 2009

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