Money Marketing Financial Services Awards 2013 Best Wealth Manager Specific Category Criteria: 1. Firms should be able to demonstrate proven expertise in the investment market with details of performance in terms of their discretionary advice offering 2. Firms should be able to demonstrate how they have coped with market and regulatory challenges 3. Firms should demonstrate how they have improved the advice and services offered to customers and clients including keeping them informed of performance and portfolio planning issues where possible including evidence of satisfaction 4. Forms should be completed by someone at least principal/director level Company Name Location of Head Office Questionnaire Completed by Job Title 250 Word Summary Entries need to be from the firm itself. We would like this summary to briefly say (in no more than 250 words) why you believe your company deserves to win. PLEASE NOTE THAT FIRMS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AN AWARD AT THE MONEY MARKETING FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARDS 2013. AS PART OF THE JUDGING PROCESS ENTRANTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN INTERVIEW IN JANUARY 2013. NON-ATTENDANCE MAY JEOPARDISE THE SUCCESS OF YOUR ENTRY. Size of Company No of employees No of advisers Last available annual turnover (preferably 2011 and 2012): Last available profits (preferably 2011 and 2012): Please return this questionnaire by Wednesday 24th October 2012. They must be submitted online at www.moneymarketingawards.co.uk/enteradviser.aspx and will not be accepted by email. Your responses will be confidential. Money Marketing Financial Services Awards 2013 Please answer the following questions: (Total word limit for the below is 2000 words) You may expand or remove the text boxes as required. Can you outline the fund management services you offer with details of performance? Do you have a specific investment approach or approaches? What is your approach to risk management? How has the firm reacted to the FSA's recent Dear CEO warning to wealth management firms? What is your attitude to alternative investment strategies and asset classes and, if you have incorporated these into portfolios, how have you communicated this? How have you coped with the continued volatility in the markets? How do you communicate your investment approach and management of risk to clients? How have you adapted your client communications to take account of this volatile economic and investing climate? Will your firm be independent / restricted or both post RDR? Please explain why. More generally, how do you market your services? Please return this questionnaire by Wednesday 24th October 2012. They must be submitted online at www.moneymarketingawards.co.uk/enteradviser.aspx and will not be accepted by email. Your responses will be confidential.
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