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Platforms compete for awards

Vertex and Capita will be going head to head in the inaugural Adnitor UK Platform Awards.

The outsourcing giants have been nominated for the award for best administration service provider, along with IFDS and BNP Paribas Securities Services.

The awards, held in conjunction with Money Marketing and CWC Research, will celebrate the achievements of platforms, technology firms, asset managers and advisers in the market.

Firms making the short list for the administration technology award are Bravura Solutions, Infocomp, DSTi, Mastek and Investment Services.

Other categories include best innovation by an asset manager, best independent platform, platform personality of the year and best overall platform.

Adnitor has appointed an independent panel to judge the awards. Judges include Adnitor chief executive Karen Forrest, Money Marketing editor John Lappin, Lyncombe Consultancy managing director Malcolm Small, CWC Research senior partner Clive Waller, Institute of Financial Planning chief executive Nick Cann, Pima director general Tony Vine-Lott and Investment Management Assocation chief executive Richard Saunders.

The award winners will be announced at Adnitor’s platform awards dinner, taking place at London’s Cafe Royal on February 28, 2007.

Adnitor sales and marketing manager Richard Berry says: “The short lists were pulled together by us gaining an independent view of the active players in the administration, technology and service sectors. All the main players in our industry have been considered.

“We have focused on the more relevant term of platform, including general technology platform, and have chosen to drop the sometime misleading term of wrap as we hope to help people’s understanding of the differences between the two.”

Adnitor still has a limited number of award and table sponsorship opportunities available for the night. Interested parties should email


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