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2014 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced

2014 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced

Category: Annuities

Updated: 26/09/2014
First Published: 26/09/2014

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The winners of the 2014 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night during a glittering ceremony held at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Over 400 industry professionals from leading financial institutions gathered at the event, hosted by comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw, where a total of 39 awards were presented to deserving winners.

The awards recognise those companies which have consistently delivered premium products, service and innovation during the last 12 months, with the results drawing on both the analytical expertise of the ILP Moneyfacts research team and the opinions of its IFA readership, giving a true measure of industry-wide excellence.

Aviva, Prudential and LV= stole the show, winning two awards each (Best Personal Pension Provider and Best Term Assurance Provider for Aviva, Best Investment Bond Provider and Best Investment Service for Prudential, while LV= won the Best Income Protection Provider and Service Beyond the Call of Duty awards) as well as coming highly commended and commended in several other categories. However, lesser-known names also made their presence felt in the ceremony, highlighting the evolution of the pensions landscape.

"Given the challenging economic and regulatory climate that prevails, access to expert financial advice, underpinned by outstanding products and service from providers, has never been more important," said Richard Eagling, editor of Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts.

"From the evidence of this year's ILP Moneyfacts Awards, it is encouraging to see that there are plenty of companies that are flourishing in the post RDR-landscape having grasped the importance of offering truly client-centric service and propositions."

Below is the full list of this year's winners. Congratulations to everyone who made the cut, and good luck for 2015!

Best Investment Service

Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: AXA Wealth
Commended: Seven Investment Management
Best Protection Service

Winner: Zurich
Highly Commended: Legal & General
Commended: Aviva
Best Healthcare Service

Winner: Simplyhealth
Highly Commended: PruHealth
Commended: Aviva UK Health
Best Pension Service

Winner: AXA Wealth
Highly Commended: Scottish Life
Commended: Prudential
Best Annuity Service

Winner: Just Retirement
Highly Commended: Partnership
Commended: Canada life
Best Structured Products Service

Winner: Investec Structured Products
Highly Commended: Morgan Stanley
Commended: Walker Crips Structured Investments
Best Online Service

Winner: Transact
Highly Commended: AXA Elevate
Commended: Standard life
Service Beyond the Call of Duty

Winner: LV=
Highly Commended: Octopus Investments
Commended: Cirencester Friendly
Innovation Award

Winner: Seven Investment Management (7Imagine app)
Highly Commended: Hodge Lifetime (Retirement Mortgage)
Commended: LV= (Personal Sick Pay)
Best Personal Pension Provider

Winner: Aviva
Highly Commended: Scottish Widows
Commended: Scottish Life
Best SIPP Provider

Winner: Suffolk Life
Highly Commended: James Hay Partnership
Commended: AJ Bell
Best SSAS Provider

Winner: Rowanmoor Group plc
Highly Commended: Barnett Waddingham
Commended: InvestAcc
Best Group Pension Provider

Winner: Scottish Widows
Highly Commended: Scottish Life
Commended: NOW: Pensions
Best Income Drawdown Provider

Winner: Scottish Life
Highly Commended: Standard Life
Commended: LV=
Best Enhanced Annuity Provider

Winner: Partnership
Highly Commended: Just Retirement
Commended: MGM Advantage
Best Third Way Product Provider

Winner: MetLife
Highly Commended: AXA Life Invest
Commended: LV=
Best Equity Release Provider

Winner: Hodge Lifetime
Highly Commended: Just Retirement
Commended: Aviva
Retirement Adviser of the Year

Winner: Bloomsbury Wealth Management
Highly Commended: Almary Green
Commended: Matrix Capital
Best Equity ISA Provider

Winner: M&G Investments
Highly Commended: Skandia
Commended: Fidelity FundsNetwork
Best Investment Fund Provider

Winner: Old Mutual Global Investors
Highly Commended: Invesco Perpetual
Commended: M&G Investments
Best Investment Trust Provider

Winner: Aberdeen Asset Management
Highly Commended: Henderson Global Investors
Commended: F&C Investments
Best Multi-Manager Provider

Winner: Architas
Highly Commended: Seven Investment Management
Commended: Schroders
Best Targeted Absolute Return Fund Provider

Winner: BNY Mellon
Highly Commended: Standard Life Investments
Commended: Odey Asset Management
Best Wrap/Platform

Winner: AXA Elevate
Highly Commended: Transact
Commended: Skandia
Best Structured Products Provider

Winner: Investec Structured Products
Highly Commended: Morgan Stanley
Commended: Gilliat Financial Solutions
Best Ethical Investment Provider

Winner: Ecclesiastical Investment Management
Highly Commended: Kames Capital
Commended: Alliance Trust Investments
Best Junior ISA Provider

Winner: Family Investments
Highly Commended: Alliance Trust Savings
Commended: AJ Bell
Investment Adviser of the Year

Winner: Redbourne Wealth Management
Highly Commended: BestInvest (Brokers)
Commended: Donald Asset Management
Best Investment Bond Provider

Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: Canada Life
Commended: AXA Wealth
Best Tax and Estate Planning Solutions Provider

Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Octopus Investments
Commended: WAY Group
Tax and Estate Planner of the Year

Winner: Common Sense Financial Planning
Highly Commended: Old Mill Financial Planning LLP
Commended: Rowley Turton (IFA)
Best Term Assurance Provider

Winner: Aviva
Highly Commended: Legal & General
Commended: Aegon
Best Income Protection Provider

Winner: LV=
Highly Commended: Cirencester Friendly
Commended: Exeter Family Friendly
Best Critical Illness Provider

Winner: Scottish Provident
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: PruProtect
Best Private Medical Insurance Provider

Winner: PruHealth
Highly Commended: Bupa
Commended: Aviva UK Health
Best Group Protection Provider

Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Unum
Commended: Aviva UK Health
Best Health Cash Plan Provider

Winner: Westfield Health
Highly Commended: Simplyhealth
Commended: Health Shield
Best Business Protection Provider

Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Zurich
Commended: Aegon
Most Competitive Annuity Provider

Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Hodge Lifetime
Commended: Legal & General

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