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Published: 22/09/2017
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The winners of the 2017 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Lancaster Hotel in London, which saw hundreds of industry professionals gathered to hear who would be crowned stars of the show.

Hosted by Russell Kane, the event saw a total of 43 awards presented to deserving winners throughout the night, amid much celebration and revelry. The awards recognise those companies that have consistently offered the most competitive products, provided the best levels of service and shown the greatest innovation during the last 12 months, with nominees coming from across the investment, life and pensions industry.

The results draw on both the analytical expertise of the ILP Moneyfacts research team and the opinions of the magazine's financial adviser readership, giving a true measure of industry-wide excellence and meaning the winners can display their trophies with pride.

So who were victorious? Well, Canada Life stole the show, winning three awards (Best Group Protection Provider, Best Investment Service and Best Annuity Service) as well as coming highly commended in three other categories. Legal & General also went home with three awards as well as two other commendations, while Prudential and Aviva both went home with two wins and three commendations apiece.

Richard Eagling, editor of ILP Moneyfacts, said: "As consumers look to make sense, and the best, of their financial situations, the importance of those organisations that offer outstanding products, unerring service and excellent advice really comes to the fore. The 2017 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards winners have consistently stood out in terms of the quality of their propositions during the last 12 months."

A full list of winners can be seen below, and any one of them could be worth making a beeline for if you're in need of a new pension, investment or life insurance provider, or any advice on the above. Congratulations to all our winners, and good luck for next year!

Best Personal Provider Best SIPP Provider
Winner: Aviva
Highly Commended: Royal London
Commended: Prudential
Winner: InvestAcc
Highly Commended: AJ Bell
Commended: Xafinity
Best SSAS Provider Best Group Pension Provider
Winner: Rowanmoor
Highly Commended: Barnett Waddingham
Commended: Whitehall Group
Winner: Scottish Widows
Highly Commended: The People's Pension
Commended: Royal London
Best Income Drawdown Provider Best Third Way Product Provider
Winner: Prudential
Highly Commended: Royal London
Commended: Standard Life
Winner: Retirement Advantage
Highly Commended: Aegon
Commended: LV=
Best Equity Release Provider Best Annuity Provider
Winner: Legal & General Home Finance
Highly Commended: Pure Retirement
Commended: Hodge Lifetime
Winner: Just
Highly Commended: Hodge Lifetime
Commended: Retirement Advantage
Equity Release Adviser of the Year Retirement Adviser of the Year
Winner: Bower Retirement
Highly Commended: Viva Retirement Solutions
Commended: Globe IFA
Winner: LEBC The Retirement Adviser
Highly Commended: Boolers
Commended: Penguin Wealth LLP
Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider Best Investment Fund Provider
Winner: Zurich
Highly Commended: Old Mutual Wealth
Commended: True Potential
Winner: Old Mutual Global Investors
Highly Commended: Invesco Perpetual
Commended: Standard Life Investments
Best Investment Trust Provider Best Multi-Manager Provider
Winner: JP Morgan Asset Management
Highly Commended: Baillie Gifford
Commended: Janus Henderson Investors
Winner: Architas
Highly Commended: Premier Asset Management
Commended: Standard Life Investments
Best Targeted Absolute Return Fund Provider Best Passive Fund Provider
Winner: Invesco Perpetual
Highly Commended: Standard Life Investments
Commended: BNY Mellon
Winner: Vanguard Asset Management
Highly Commended: Legal & General Investment Management
Commended: BlackRock (including iShares)
Best Discretionary Fund Manager Best Wrap/Platform
Winner: Tatton Investment Management
Highly Commended: Investec Wealth & Investment
Commended: Quilter Cheviot
Winner: Transact
Highly Commended: Nucleus
Commended: Old Mutual Wealth
Best Structured Products Provider Best Ethical Investment Provider
Winner: Investec Structured Products
Highly Commended: Meteor Asset Management
Commended: Reyker
Winner: EdenTree Investment Management
Highly Commended: Royal London Asset Management
Commended: Rathbone Unit Trust Management
Best Junior ISA Provider Investment Adviser of the Year
Winner: OneFamily
Highly Commended: AJ Bell
Commended: The Share Centre
Winner: Strategic Solutions Chartered Financial Planners
Highly Commended: Kennedy Black Wealth Management
Commended: Plutus Wealth 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: Old Mutual Wealth
Tax and Eastate Planner of the Year Best Term Assurance Provider
Winner: Kellands (Hale)
Highly Commended: M & H Financial Planning
Commended: McCarthy Taylor
Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: Aegon
Best Income Protection Provider Best Critical Illness Provider
Winner: LV=
Highly Commended: Cirencester Friendly
Commended: Holloway Friendly
Winner: AIG Life
Highly Commended: VitalityLife
Commended: Aviva
Best Group Protection Provider Best Business Protection Provider
Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Omnilife
Commended: Legal & General
Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Aviva
Commended: Zurich
Protection Adviser of the Year Best Private Medical Insurance Provider
Winner: Vita
Highly Commended: Future Proof
Commended: Stackhouse Poland
Winner: VitalityHealth
Highly Commended: Bupa
Commended: General & Medical
Best Health Cash Plan Provider Best Investment Service
Winner: Westfield Health
Highly Commended: BHSF
Commended: WPA
Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Parmenion
Commended: Prudential
Best Protection Service Best Healthcare Service
Winner: Aegon
Highly Commended: Cirencester Friendly
Commended: LV=
Winner: The Exeter
Highly Commended: VitalityHealth
Commended: Bupa
Best Pension Service Best Annuity Service
Winner: Old Mutual Wealth
Highly Commended: InvestAcc
Commended: Royal London
Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Retirement Advantage
Commended: Just
Best Structured Products Service Best Online Service
Winner: Reyker
Highly Commended: Societe Generale
Commended: Investec Structured Products
Winner: Aviva
Highly Commended: Parmenion
Commended: AIG Life
Service Beyond the Call of Duty Best PR and Communications Team
Winner: Parmenion
Highly Commended: Canada Life
Commended: Cirencester Friendly
Winner: Retirement Advantage
Highly Commended: Prudential
Commended: Aegon
Innovation Award
Winner: Octopus Investments (Octopus Choice)
Highly Commended: TIME Investments (TIME: AIM)
Commended: The Exeter (Managed Life)



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