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'
Novia hits 1bn in assets and boosts financial strength rating
Reference to AKG financial strength ratings for platforms and their key importance - incorporation in new report.
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.
Comment on With-Profits
Reference to options regarding with-profits funds
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
Reference to AKG Platform
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'
Reference to AKG role in the due diligence assessment of alternative investment providers.
Comment from AKG's Guy Vanner on the development of longevity as an asset class.
Data from AKG UK Life Office With Profits Report and comment from AKG managing director, Guy Vanner, on closed funds and their asset mixes.
Reference to AKG's role in providing a feed of financial strength assessment into international life company awards.
Update article regarding the Citywire Service Index (CSI), powered by AKG.
Reference to AKG asset allocation work in establishing model portfolios.
Article on problems in with profits citing AKG data.
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.
Article about improved AKG Financial Strength Rating for Royal London 360 following the merger of Scottish Life International and Scottish Provident International.
Reference to AKG rating in profile of Canada Life International
Article on investment bond providers with reference to AKG ratings tool.