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2016 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced

2016 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced

Category: Annuities
Author: Leanne Macardle
Date: 23/09/2016

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The winners of the 2016 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at a glittering ceremony held at the Lancaster London Hotel, amid much expectation and excitement.

Over 400 professionals from leading financial institutions and industry bodies gathered at the event, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, to hear who would be taking home one (or several) of our prestigious awards.

A total of 42 awards were presented to deserving winners during the night, recognising those companies and individuals who have consistently delivered premium products, service and innovation in the last 12 months. The results drew on both the analytical expertise of the ILP Moneyfacts research team and the opinions of the magazine's advisory readership, with feedback invited throughout the decision-making process.

This gives a true measure of industry-wide excellence and allows the winners to display their trophies with pride, highlighting those who truly excel in their field. Prudential stole the show, winning three awards (Best Online Service, Best Investment Bond Provider and Best Investment Service) as well as coming commended in three categories and highly commended in another. Canada Life also went home with three wins and several commendations, while Aviva, LV=, Legal & General and Royal London cleaned up with two apiece.

Richard Eagling, editor of Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts, said: "In what has proved to be another challenging year for the financial services industry, it is important to recognise those companies that have consistently stood out by providing the best products and service. The winners at this year's Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards can rightfully be proud of their achievements and have set the benchmark for the rest of the industry to follow."

Below is a full list of the winners in each category – if you're looking for pensions advice, investment guidance or the products to suit, they could be worth making a beeline for. All that's left to say is congratulations to everyone who made the cut, and we'll see you next year!

Best Personal Pension Provider Best SIPP Provider
Winner: Aviva
Highly Commended: Royal London
Commended: Prudential
Winner: InvestAcc
Highly Commended: Suffolk Life
Commended: AJ Bell
Best SSAS Provider Best Group Pension Provider
Winner: Rowanmoor Group plc
Highly Commended: Barnett Waddingham
Commended: InvestAcc
Winner: Royal London
Highly Commended: The People's Pension
Commended: Aegon
Best Income Drawdown Provider Best Enhanced Annuity Provider
Winner: Royal London
Highly Commended: Prudential
Commended: Standard Life
Winner: Just Retirement
Highly Commended: Retirement Advantage
Commended: LV=
Best Third Way Product Provider Best Equity Release Provider
Winner: AXA Life Invest
Highly Commended: Retirement Advantage
Commended: MetLife
Winner: Pure Retirement
Highly Commended: Legal & General Home Finance
Commended: Aviva
Most Competitive Annuity Provider Retirement Adviser of the Year
Winner: Hodge Lifetime
Highly Commended: Retirement Advantage
Commended: Canada Life
Winner: FOCUS Oxford LLP
Highly Commended: My Pension Expert
Commended: M&H Financial Planning
Best Stocks&Shares ISA Provider Best Investment Fund Provider
Winner: Zurich
Highly Commended: Old Mutual Wealth
Commended: Prudential
Winner: Premier Asset Management
Highly Commended: Old Mutual Global Investors
Commended: Invesco Perpetual
Best Investment Trust Provider Best Multi-Manager Provider
Winner: Henderson Global Investors
Highly Commended: JP Morgan Asset Management
Commended: Witan
Winner: Architas
Highly Commended: Premier Asset Management
Commended: BMO Global Asset Management
Best Targeted Absolute Return Fund Provider Best Passive Fund Provider
Winner: Standard Life Investments
Highly Commended: BNY Mellon
Commended: Henderson Global Investors
Winner: Vanguard Asset Management
Highly Commended: Legal & General Investment Management
Commended: BlackRock
Best Discretionary Fund Manager Best Warp/Platform
Winner: Parmenion
Highly Commended: Brewin Dolphin
Commended: Brooks Macdonald
Winner: Transact
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: Old Mutual Wealth
Best Structured Products Provider Best Ethical Investment Provider
Winner: Investec Structured Products
Highly Commended: Hartmoor Financial
Commended: Focus Structured Solutions
Winner: EdenTree Investment Management
Highly Commended: Alliance Trust Investments
Commended: Kames Capital
Best Junior ISA Provider Investment Adviser of the Year
Winner: OneFamily
Highly Commended: Forester Life
Commended: Scottish Friendly
Winner: Fiducia Wealth Management & Wealth Preservation
Highly Commended: Strategic Solutions Chartered Financial Planners
Commended: Lowes Financial Management
Best Tax and Estate Planning Solutions Provider Best Investment Bond Provider
Winner: Octopus Investments
Highly Commended: Canada Life
Commended: TIME Investments
Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: Canada Life
Commended: LV=
Tax and Estate Planner of the Year Best Term Assurance Provider
Winner: Common Sense Financial Planning
Highly Commended: Kellands (Hale)
Commended: Rowley Turton (IFA)
Winner: Aviva
Highly Commended: Legal & General
Commended: AIG Life
Best Income Protection Provider Best Critical Illness Provider
Winner: LV=
Highly Commended: Cirencester Friendly
Commended: Holloway Friendly
Winner: AIG Life
Highly Commended: VitalityLife
Commended: Royal London
Best Group Protection Provider Best Business Protection Provider
Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Unum
Commended: Aviva
Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: Zurich
Protection Adviser of the Year Best Private Medical Insurance Provider
Winner: London & Country Mortgages
Highly Commended: John Lamb Insurance Broking
Commended: Vita
Winner: VitalityHealth
Highly Commended: AXA PPP healthcare
Commended: Aviva UK Health
Best Health Cash Plan Provider Best Investment Service
Winner: Westfield Health
Highly Commended: WPA
Commended: Simplyhealth
Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: Parmenion
Commended: Seven Investment Management
Best Protection Service Best Healthcare Service
Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Zurich
Commended: Royal London
Winner: AXA PPP healthcare
Highly Commended: VitalityHealth
Commended: Aviva UK Health
Best Pension Service Best Annuity Service
Winner: LV=
Highly Commended: Royal London
Commended: Prudential
Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Retirement Advantage
Commended: Just Retirement
Best Structured Product Service Best Online Service
Winner: Focus Structured Solutions
Highly Commended: Investec Structured Products
Commended: Hartmoor Financial
Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: Transact
Commended: Parmenion
Service Beyond the Call of Duty Innovation Award
Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Octopus Investments
Commended: InvestAcc
Winner: Retirement Advantage (The Retirement Account)
Highly Commended: AXA Life Invest (Secure Advantage+)
Commended: TIME Investments (TIME:Commercial Freehold fund)

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