The Professional Adviser International Fund and Product Awards 2013 are now open for entries.
The awards are in recognition of providers striving to meet cross-border financial needs through innovative product solutions.
For those offering products and services to the UK market, the introduction of RDR has seen a sea change in propositions and this year's awards looks forward to honouring those that have achieved this in the most effective way.
This year's awards also recognise that support to advisers is an increasingly important part of ensuring target markets receive the best possible service, so we will be honouring the high standards being set by product providers offering advisory platforms with the Best International Adviser Platform award.
Finally, a new addition for 2013 will be Best International Financial Planning Firm in recognition of those firms that are pulling out the stops to give above standard advice to internationally mobile clients.
Commenting on this year's awards, Chair of the Panel, Deborah Benn said: "Transparency is a key issue in international product and service provision and this year's awards will be focusing on the headway providers are making. We have seen improvements year on year, so we are expecting to see a further rise in standards this year."
See below for this year's Awards. Deadline for submissions is 29th March 2013 and the winners will be announced on 14th June 2013. For full information go to www.offshoreawards.com.
Best International Life Group (UK)
Best International Life Group
Best International Portfolio Bond
Best International Trust and Estate Planning Product Best International Protection Plan Best International Savings Plan
Best International Private Health Insurance Provider
Best International Private Health Insurance Product
Best International Financial Adviser Platform
Best International Financial Planning Firm
Best International Specialist Pensions Provider
Best International Banking Service
Best International Private Wealth Management Provider
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Report to be written by TPR
Lack of innovation for solutions
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