Aviva has emerged as the highest ranked platform in the Platforum's market monitor for the third quarter.
The latest performance review findings saw Transact and Axa Elevate both drop one position, to second and third place respectively.
The review took into consideration adviser feedback, price, functionality, financial strength and momentum.
Parmenion was voted into the top position on the user leaderboard by advisers, followed by Transact and Nucleus.
The Platforum managing director Holly Mackay (pictured) said: "Aviva has experienced more change than most other platforms over the last three years. We have seen them continue to rise up the ranks as they put the past to one side and plug away with their current proposition. This quarter, their adviser feedback was really strong and to me, that speaks volumes.
"In terms of functionality they're still not the fullest offer out there but for the right sort of client they're doing well. Transact, ever popular with their users maintain a strong position in our User Leaderboard behind niche provider Parmenion. Elevate have remained in the top three of the Market Monitor now for the past five reports."
The Platforum noted that market volatility in the second quarter had a direct impact on platform growth in Q3 but that the majority of platforms still managed to post positive assets under administration (AUA) growth.
The FTSE 100 fell over 3% in the second quarter of 2013 but the platform market saw assets under administration rise by about 2.6% during the following three months.
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