The Schroders UK Platform Awards will be held on 15 December at 4.30 online. This will be the 14th running of the ceremony making at not only the largest and most important event in the platform calendar, but by far the oldest. The wonderful Kate Silverton will once again host the event for the 11th year.
As ever, we shall be supporting a highly deserving charity, which will be announced in due course.
For the past few years, the industry has been adapting to new rules and regulations while upgrading the technology backbone. These technology upgrades, while sometimes painful have been necessary to support future growth and innovation. With significant regulatory change done and technology upgrades coming to an end, we hope that change budgets might finally be applied to innovation.
This year we have had the huge challenge of Covid-19. There are very few silver linings to this grey cloud, but the ability of platforms to quickly adapt to a ‘working from home’ environment and advance technology such as adopting electronic signatures was impressive. We must also congratulate advisers who have also adapted to difficult circumstances remarkably well, also by employing more and better technology.
This is so appropriate as the awards recognise change in markets and technology, so in addition to recognising the best intermediary platforms, we also recognise new technology, new innovations and new ways of connecting with the investor, whether via advisers, direct or a combination of both, under normal circumstances and in a crisis.
Finally, we recognise the significance of ESG issues in both investment and in corporate behaviours and are incorporating a question in all platform and adviser submissions to reflect this.
Do join us on 15 December 2020 at 4.30pm. Registration details will be posted in early November.
Advisers - Vote for your favourite platforms and fund research tools.
Our awards are the Oscars of platform and technology world. Some of the awards are made on the basis of a forensic judging process with panels of expert, independent judges selected for each award under the eagle eyes of chairman, Keith Richards, CEO of the Personal Finance Society.
However, it is crucially important to listen to you, advisers, as well – you are the actual platform users after all. As such, four major awards are based purely on adviser votes:
As a global asset and wealth manager, Schroders delivers a broad range of investments designed to meet the diverse needs of institutions, intermediaries and high net worth individuals.For over 200 years we have built principled partnerships with our clients, putting them at the centre of everything we do. They trust us to deliver sustainable returns through times of economic prosperity and of uncertainty.We are a global business, managed locally. Our international presence supports us in understanding the needs of our clients and delivering them the right expertise from across the business.
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These are the awards for 2020
Please click on award title to view criteria
The winners of the awards will be found by adviser votes or through the wisdom and skill of our judges. The judges have been selected for both their expertise and their independence.
The judging panel will be chaired by Keith Richards, CEO of the Personal Finance Society. The process of selecting the winners varies by award to ensure the right outcomes.
The process of selecting the winners varies by award to ensure the right outcomes.
A team of judges has been selected for each of these awards based on expertise and independence.