The judges were looking for a range that included a broad choice of products, regular savings as wel...
The judges were looking for a range that included a broad choice of products, regular savings as well as lump sum contracts, a quality fund range and a value for money pricing structure.
The winner has built up a justifiable reputation for having a solid range of core products that intermediaries can rely on. From its regular premium Managed Savings account and Pension account, the lump sum or regular premium flexibility of its Executive Wealthbuilder and Managed Capital accounts through to its comprehensive range of portfolio bonds, Royal Skandia has shown itself to be an industry leader. It pioneered broad investment choice to investors and its keen pricing policy helped to make its offering compelling.
As in the best overall life company category, Scottish Equitable International came in second to the eventual winner. However the judges felt the continual improvement and refining of the Scottish Equitable offering meant it was catching up with the market leader. They look forward to the 2007 awards with some interest.
Meet the judges
David Ferguson, the Abacus
David began his career as a trainee actuary with the Life Association of Scotland and then became marketing manager at the launch of Scottish Life International. In 1999 he left to establish product design and marketing consultancy the Abacus.
Axa Isle of Man
Friends Provident International
Scottish Equitable International - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Zurich International Life
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