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Aegon UK’s platform Dominates at Awards Night

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, October 9, 2013

At the Aberdeen UK Platform awards in London this month, Aegon UK added to its growing awards collection. Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) won ‘Best new platform’ and, in conjunction with GBST, ‘Best use of platform technology'.

Shortlisted for four awards in total, Aegon won two, and were highly commended for 'Innovation in the Workplace' and 'Leading innovation'.

When announcing the winner of these two prestigious awards the judges said ARC had demonstrated speed to market, a radical proposition on existing technology, the employment of a number of contributing partners and sales momentum. ARC was also recognized for helping to transform the Aegon UK business.

More Innovative Than Other Platforms

Duncan Jarrett, Aegon UK's Managing Director of Sales said: "I'm delighted that in winning these awards it's been recognized that we offer something more innovative than other platforms.

"ARC is the first platform in the UK to combine an adviser platform with a workplace savings platform. The ability to switch seamlessly from accumulation to decumulation has been seen as an important development in the platform market, while our unique gating functionality allows advisers to choose the level of access to give to clients and create a shared financial planning experience.

Superior Technology

"These awards continue to endorse this superior technology and innovation that we've brought to the market, which is out-pacing more 'traditional' platforms.

"We'd like to thank advisers for their continued support and commitment, as well as GBST and our other key partners who continue to work with us to deliver technology solutions that meet the evolving needs of our advisers and customers."

Aegon UK prides itself on choosing the most innovative partners to work with and was delighted to see Financial Express, who provide some of ARC's financial planning tools, win the award for 'Leading independent planning tool provider'.

The first at-retirement phase of ARC was launched in early 2012 with the workplace side unveiled in September that year.

Other Pension Platform Awards

In March this year ARC received two awards for Leading Innovation on a Platform and Best Workplace Savings Platform at an event hosted by Platforum.

Click here to learn more about other Global Innovation awards won by Aegon.

Written by: Aegon UK