INVESTORS CHRONICLE AND FINANCIAL TIMES

INVESTMENT AWARDS 2013

Welcome

The Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment Awards are designed to identify stockbrokers and financial service providers that offer excellent service and good value for money.

The awards were announced on Thursday 28th November at Painter’s Hall, and were based on what you told us about your stockbroker and other service providers. A full list of the awards, shortlist and winners can be found by clicking the button on the right.

Click here to view the winners supplement PDF

 

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Awards

Stockbroker of the Year
Some stockbrokers offer a cheap dealing service, others charge more but offer a different quality of service. We ask readers to mark the brokers they use on a wide range of criteria and the stockbroker which scores consistently high, or the highest, marks across at least three of these will be named our Stockbroker of the Year.

Winner: Bestinvest


Execution-only Stockbroker of the Year
Investors who know what they’re doing and simply want a broker to execute a deal for them need a fast, efficient and good value service. This award identifies the stockbroker which scored the highest marks from readers.

Shortlist
  • Bestinvest
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Jarvis Investment Management
  • The Share Centre

Winner: The Share Centre


Online Stockbroker of the Year
This is a highly competitive market and reader votes are used to identify the broker that’s delivering low cost, problem free online sharedealing.

Shortlist
  • Bestinvest
  • The Share Centre

Winner: The Share Centre


Best Stockbroker for Certificated Trades
Some investors prefer to deal in paper certificates. The winner of this award allows investors to do so and is judged by our readers to offer a competitive service at the same time.

Shortlist
  • Charles Stanley
  • Redmayne-Bentley

Winner: Redmayne-Bentley


Advisory Stockbroker of the Year
Some investors like to discuss their share choices with someone; others want to be given recommendations. This award is made to the stockbroker deemed by our readers to offer good advice and research.

Shortlist
  • Bestinvest
  • Killik & Co

Winner: Killik & Co


Best Stockbroker for Crest Membership
The winner of this award is the stock broker whose Crest Personal Membership deal receives the highest overall score from readers.

Shortlist
  • Charles Stanley
  • Redmayne-Bentley
  • Stocktrade

Winner: Redmayne-Bentley


Best Stockbroker for Costs
This award is given to the stockbroker that our readers decided offers the best value dealing charges.

Shortlist
  • Bestinvest
  • iDealing
  • iWeb
  • The Share Centre
  • X-O.co.uk

Winner: iWeb and X-O.co.uk


Best Stockbroker for International Sharedealing
Dealing on international markets isn’t always as uncomplicated as it should be. The winner of this award makes doing so as easy and inexpensive as possible according to our readers.

Shortlist
  • Charles Stanley
  • Redmayne-Bentley
  • AJ Bell Youinvest

Winner: Charles Stanley


Best Stockbroker for Customer Service
For some investors, cost isn’t the only factor. Top rate customer service matters too. The winner of this award is the one scoring the highest marks from our readers.

Shortlist
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • The Share Centre

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown


Best Stockbroker for Frequent Traders
Some stockbrokers offer special deals for investors who trade frequently. This award goes to the broker judged to offer the best frequent trading deal by our readers.

Shortlist
  • Bestinvest
  • AJ Bell Youinvest
  • X-O.co.uk

Winner: AJ Bell Youinvest


Best Stockbroker for Bonds
The winner of this award is judged by our readers to be geared up to dealing in corporate bonds and to offer a good service.

Shortlist
  • Charles Stanley
  • iDealing
  • Redmayne-Bentley

Winner: iDealing


Self Select ISA Provider of the Year
Investors Chronicle and FT Money readers are asked to rate their self select Isa plan providers and we use the resultant scores to decide the winner.

Shortlist
  • Bestinvest
  • AJ Bell Youinvest

Winner: Bestinvest


Low cost SIPP Provider of the Year
Investors Chronicle and FT Money readers are asked to rate their Sipp providers and we use the resultant scores to decide the winner.

Shortlist
  • Bestinvest
  • AJ Bell Youinvest

Winner: Bestinvest


Full SIPP Provider of the Year
Investors Chronicle and FT Money readers are asked to rate their Sipp providers and we use the resultant scores to decide the winner.

Shortlist
  • AJ Bell
  • Killik & Co
  • Standard Life

Winner: Killik & Co


Best Forex Provider
The winner of this award is the Forex broker awarded the highest marks by Investors Chronicle and FT Money readers.

Shortlist
  • FOREX.com
  • FxPro
  • IG

Winner: FOREX.com


Best Forex trading platform

Shortlist
  • FOREX.com
  • FxPro
  • IG

Winner: FxPro


Best Spread Betting Provider
This is the provider of spread betting services awarded the highest marks by Investors Chronicle and FT Money readers.

Shortlist
  • City Index
  • IG
  • Spreadex

Winner: IG


CFD Provider of the Year
The winner of this award is the CFD firm awarded the highest marks by Investors Chronicle and FT Money readers.

Shortlist
  • City Index
  • CMC Markets
  • IG
  • Killik & Co

Winner: IG


Covered Warrants Provider of the Year
The winner of this award is the Covered Warrants provider awarded the highest marks by Investors Chronicle and FT Money readers.

Winner: Societe Generale


Investment Software Provider of the Year
FT Money and IC readers are asked to cast their votes for the software they rate the best and we use those votes to determine the winner of this award.

Winner: ShareScope


Best Share Trading App
We use the scores and nominations given by readers for the apps they use to decide the winner of this category.

Shortlist
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • AJ Bell Youinvest

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown


Best Spread Betting App
We use the scores and nominations given by readers for the apps they use to decide the winner of this category.

Shortlist
  • City Index
  • CMC Markets
  • IG

Winner: CMC Markets


Best Registrar
The winner of this award is the Registrar which receives the highest scores from readers for its administration and ease of contact.

Shortlist
  • Capita Asset Services
  • Equiniti

Winner: Capita Asset Services


Editors’ Award for services to private investors

Winner: Gavin Oldham, The Share Centre


Voting

The Financial Times and Investors Chronicle Wealth Management Awards are based on the votes of readers of Investors Chronicle magazine and readers of the Financial Times newspaper, and a panel of judges.

Readers are asked to assess their wealth managers on a range of criteria including the frequency and quality of communication, fees, financial performance and the range of investment options on offer. The results of the readers' assessments are presented to the judging panel for rubber-stamping or discussion where a single clear winner has failed to emerge from the voting.

For the performance awards, all funds available to UK investors are automatically entered into the awards and their performance figures are analysed by Asset Risk Consultants. The top-performing managers – based on consistent, risk-adjusted performance – are interviewed by ARC and the category winners chosen.

Voting is open now

Venue

The Financial Times & Investors Chronicle Investment Awards took place at a black-tie ceremony on Thursday 28th November 2013  at Painter’s Hall.

Painter’s Hall.
9, Little Trinity Lane, London,
EC4V 2ADl

Tel:  0207 236 7070.

Please click here for directions to Painter’s Hill.

Methodology

The Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment Awards are designed to give public recognition to those stockbrokers and financial service providers offering excellent service and good value for money.

We invite readers of the Financial Times and the Investors Chronicle to complete detailed questionnaires in which they give their views of the providers they use. The providers are scored on a range of issues including ease of contact, commissions and charges, administration, financial security, the quality of their research and the range of services offered.

The scores are collated by an independent research house and are used to identify the winners in each category.

The winner of each award were anounced at a black-tie event.They will also be announced in FT Money and in a special supplement in Investors Chronicle soon after the event.

Contact

To find out about partnership opportunities or more information about the awards, please contact Head of Personal Finance Advertising, Rachel Padhiar
on +44 (0)20 7873 3564 or e-mail Rachel.padhiar@ft.com.

For more information about voting for the 2013 awards please email ICevents@ft.com.

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