International Life, Standard Bank Offshore Group and Canada Life International are among those life groups successful in this year's International Fund & Product Awards.
Jersey was crowned the Best International Financial Centre and Fidelity Worldwide Investment Best Offshore Fund Group.
Now in their 15th year, the Professional Adviser International Fund & Product Awards recognise those groups which are at the cutting edge of distributing financial products and services internationally.
Commenting on those achieving success in this year’s awards, chair of the judging panel, Deborah Benn said: “This year was probably the most closely fought set of awards ever.
“The quality of entries was particularly high, which meant the judges had a real task on their hands in terms of coming up with outright winners.
“It was interesting to see how entrants are coping with competitive pressures and tackling the continued evolution of the regulatory environment, and we will no doubt see what effect new strategies will have on business propositions over the coming year.”
In selecting the winners and those highly commended, judges took into account a number of features including commitment to target market, appropriateness of product range and/or services, transparency, and levels of service and support to distributors.
As well as assessing entries, the judges took account of the opinions of advisers via an online voting system plus financial strength, measurements by AKG Actuaries & Consultants. Best in class awards were given for a particular proposition or service that shone out above all others.
More information on the awards is available at www.offshoreawards.com
2014 International Fund & Product Awards - Winners, Highly Commended
|Best International Fund Group||Fidelity Worldwide Investment||BNP Paribas|
|Best International Wealth Management Provider||London & Capital||Nedbank Private Wealth|
|Best International Banking Service||Standard Bank Offshore Group||Lloyds Bank International Limited|
|Best International Life Group UK||Canada Life International||AXA Wealth International|
|Best International Life Group||Zurich International Life||Skandia International|
|Best International Portfolio Bond||AXA Wealth International (Delegation)||Canada Life International (Premiere Account)|
|Best International Trust & Estate Planning Bond||Canada Life International (Controlled Access Account)||IOMA Life (Estate Management Bond)|
|Best International Protection Product||Zurich International Life (International Term Assurance)||Skandia International (The Silk Life Plan)|
|Best International Savings Plan||Winner Zurich International Life (International Pension Plan)||Skandia International (Executive Wealthbuilder Account)|
|Best International Private Health Insurance Provider||Allianz Worldwide Care||Aetna International|
|Best International Financial Adviser Portal||Skandia International (Wealth Interactive)||Canada Life International|
|Best International Structured Product Provider||Standard Bank Offshore Group||Skandia International|
|Best International Financial Centre||Jersey||Isle of Man International Finance Centre|
Best In Class Awards
Commitment to Healthcare Support
Employee Assistance Programmes
AXA PPP International
Boutique Wealth Management Services
Creechurch Capital Limited
Integrated Banking Service
Nedbank Private Wealth
Insurance Linked Securities (ILS)
Guernsey International Finance Centre
Regional Bond Proposition
SEB Life International