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ILP Moneyfacts announces 2013 award winners

ILP Moneyfacts announces 2013 award winners

Category: Annuities

Updated: 18/10/2013
First Published: 18/10/2013

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The winners of the 2013 Investment Life & Pensions Awards were announced last night at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Over 400 industry professionals from the UK's leading financial institutions gathered at a special dinner hosted by TV presenter Patrick Kielty.

Thirty-eight awards were presented to recognise those companies that have consistently offered the most competitive products, the best levels of service and shown the greatest innovation during the last 12 months.

"By combining the analytical expertise of our research team and the feedback of advisers who deal with these products on a daily basis, the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards are much admired for the rigorous approach they take," said Richard Eagling, Editor of Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts.

"This year's winners have shown a real desire to strengthen their product ranges and boost service levels in at attempt to demonstrate why advisers should be recommending them over their rivals in the post-RDR landscape. As a result, they can truly claim to be leaders in their respective fields."

Below is a list of this year's winners:

Best Investment Service

Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: Octopus Investments
Commended: Canada life

Best Protection Service

Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: Zurich

Best Pension Service

Winner: Suffolk Life
Highly Commended: Scottish Life
Commended: Prudential

Best Annuity Service

Winner: MGM Advantage
Highly Commended: Partnership
Commended: Just Retirement

Best Structured Products Service

Winner: Gilliat Financial Solutions
Highly Commended: Investec Structured Products
Commended: Meteor Asset Management

Best Online Service

Winner: AJ Bell
Highly Commended: Transact
Commended: Skandia

Service Beyond the Call of Duty

Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Cirencester friendly
Commended: Prudential

Innovation Award

Winner: Architas (Multi-Asset Blended Range)
Highly Commended: Westfield Health (Hospital Treatment Insurance)
Commended: James Hay Partnership (Modular iSIPP)

Best Personal Pension Provider

Winner: Aviva
Highly Commended: Scottish Widows
Commended: Scottish Life

Best SIPP Provider

Winner: James Hay Partnership
Highly Commended: Suffolk Life
Commended: A J Bell

Best SSAS Provider

Winner: Rowanmoor Group plc
Highly Commended: Barnett Waddingham
Commended: Mattioli Woods

Best Group Pension Provider

Winner: Scottish Widows
Highly Commended: Scottish Life
Commended: Aegon

Best Income Drawdown Provider

Winner: Scottish Life
Highly Commended: Standard Life
Commended: AJ Bell

Most Competitive Annuity Provider

Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: Hodge Lifetime

Best Enhanced Annuity Provider

Winner: Partnership
Highly Commended: Just Retirement
Commended: MGM Advantage

Best Third Way Product Provider

Winner: MetLife
Highly Commended: LV=
Commended: MGM Advantage

Best Equity Release Provider

Winner: Hodge Lifetime
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: Just Retirement

Best Equity ISA Provider

Winner: M&G Investments
Highly Commended: Skandia
Commended: Invesco Perpetual

Best Investment Fund Provider

Winner: First State Investments
Highly Commended: Invesco Perpetual
Commended: M&G Investments

Best Investment Trust Provider

Winner: Aberdeen Asset Management
Highly Commended: Alliance Trust
Commended: F&C Investments

Best Multi Manager Provider

Winner: Seven Investment Management
Highly Commended: Architas Multi Manager
Commended: Omnis Investments

Best Targeted Absolute Return Fund Provider

Winner: BNY Mellon
Highly Commended: Standard Life Investments
Commended: Cazenove Capital

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 Investment Bond Provider

Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: Sterling
Commended: MetLife

Best Tax and Estate Planning Solutions Provider

Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Octopus Investments
Commended: WAY Group

Best Ethical Investment Provider

Winner: Ecclesiastical Investment Management
Highly Commended: Kames Capital
Commended: Alliance Trust Investments

Best Junior ISA Provider

Winner: Alliance Trust Savings
Highly Commended: Family Investments
Commended: AJ Bell

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