The 12th International Fund and Product Awards, run through Incisive Media's Professional Adviser brand, are now open for entries, and include the category Private Health Care Group.
The awards are in recognition of UK groups that distribute financial products and services primarily through independent financial advisers.
Other categories open to the protection and health sector include Best Service Initiative and Best International Sales Team.
The Awards are a combination of quantitative and qualitative assessments. On the quantitative assessment side we have the support of Morningstar and AKG Actuaries and Consultants.
In terms of qualitative assessment entrants are required to complete a submission for each award they enter.
In assessing a submission, judges will be looking for evidence of:
• Overall business proposition,
• Appropriateness and balance of product range,
• Levels of service and support to distributors and/or customers
• Commitment to target market and industry
• Use of technology and product innovation
The deadline for entries is 21st March 2010. A shortlist will be published in May 2011. For more information on the awards go to www.offshoreawards.com