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AKG Update Issue 13
10 November 2015
Be an early bird and catch AKG’s 2015 With Profits Reports at the 2014 price

AKG’s 2015 UK Life Office With Profits Reports are due to be published in mid-December with the final date to be confirmed soon. From today we are running an early bird offer for clients who confirm their intention to purchase the AKG reports between now and close of business on Friday 4th December.

Those clients taking advantage of the early bird terms will be able to secure their PDF copy of the reports at the 2014 purchase price of £1,850 plus VAT. From Monday 7th December onwards the reports will be available to purchase at the 2015 rate of £1,950 plus VAT.

AKG has been publishing its annual series of UK Life Office With Profits Reports for nearly 20 years. The 2014 edition contained analysis and assessments of 184 sub-funds within 73 funds within the 31 firms of significant scale that were active in the UK market at that time (from 28 different groups).

If you would like to order your copy of the 2015 With Profits Reports or you would like to find out more about the planned content for 2015 please contact us at akg@akg.co.uk.

Guy Vanner

AKG's Managing Director
AKG Platform Ratings featured in the lang cat’s guide to advised platforms

We are delighted to say that the recently published guide to the advised platform market by the lang cat is the latest platform themed output to include reference to AKG’s financial strength ratings for platform operators.

The AKG financial strength ratings for 17 platform operators are referenced in the guide’s Provider Enhanced Emotional Wellbeing Index (PEE-WI). The AKG ratings are also used as a contributing factor in the lang cat’s PEE-WI assessment of a platform operator’s core Numbers where a lang cat rating is attributed for this category.

AKG’s ratings are nicely summed up by the lang cat as being "the benchmark financial strength rating for platforms".

Further information about the guide can be explored at langcatfinancial.co.uk.

Matt Ward

AKG's Head of Communications
Rating Activity

Life Companies, Friendly Societies & Similar Providers

ACE Europe Life Ltd
Overall Financial Strength
B- [Confirmed] Issued 29 Oct 2015

Countrywide Assured plc
Overall Financial Strength
B- [Confirmed] Issued 31 Oct 2015

Forester Life Ltd
Overall Financial Strength
B- [Confirmed] Issued 2 Nov 2015

HSBC Life (UK) Ltd
Overall Financial Strength
B [Confirmed] Issued 19 Oct 2015

Omnilife Insurance Company Ltd
Overall Financial Strength
B- [Confirmed] Issued 13 Oct 2015

Phoenix Life Assurance Ltd
Overall Financial Strength
B- [Confirmed] Issued 4 Nov 2015

Phoenix Life Ltd
Overall Financial Strength
B- [Previously B] Issued 4 Nov 2015

Schroder Pension Management Ltd
Overall Financial Strength
B [Confirmed] Issued 6 Nov 2015

Note: This section refers solely to our Overall Financial Strength Ratings/Platform Financial Strength Ratings.
Report Releases

Company Profile & Financial Strength Reports

ACE
Short Report – Issued 29 Oct 2015

Countrywide Assured
Short Report – Issued 31 Oct 2015

Foresters
Short Report – Issued 2 Nov 2015

HSBC Life
Short Report – Issued 19 Oct 2015

Omnilife
Short Report – Issued 13 Oct 2015

Phoenix Life
Short Report – Issued 4 Nov 2015

Phoenix Life (PLAL)
Short Report – Issued 4 Nov 2015

Schroders
Short Report – Issued 6 Nov 2015
Report Withdrawals
No reports have been withdrawn since our last Update.
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AKG Platform Profile Reports Available To Purchase In Bundled Format
We have been assessing and rating operators within our Platform Operators Peer Group for over five years now and this group currently comprises reports on 22 platform operators.

Unlimited online access to the complete range of 22 AKG Platform Profile & Financial Strength Reports, including all updates issued in the next 12 months, can be purchased for £325 plus VAT by clicking here.
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