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We're celebrating! The Schroder UK Platform Awards 2018

We're celebrating today! Embark Platform, along with our partners FNZ, were last night awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of Best Use of Platform Technology at the Schroder UK Platform Awards 2018. Whilst we were second on the night, to be acknowledged so strongly from within in our peer group is outstanding – especially given we have been ‘live’ for less than 12 months.

The criteria for this award as outlined by the judging panel were:

“The winners will be the partnership that delivers the best project, demonstrating commercially successful use of technology and offering a superior service either from a customer perspective and/or business results. The judges will be looking at what business capabilities are enhanced, how it integrates with other systems, who are the key users and what are the key functions. They will also be looking at the impact on the business, on customers, market uniqueness, delivery on time and budget plus delivery on the basics such as security, reliability and regulatory compliance.”

We were also nominated in the category of Leading Innovation Award, which was ultimately won by our trading partners at Winterflood for their innovations in fractional dealing.

Phil Smith, Embark Group CEO, commented:

“We are pleased to be recognised as the ‘new kids on the block’ among well-known players who have been operating in the market for the past two decades. The teams involved in getting our various platform projects live deserve major credit for building and delivering a quality platform, at a fraction of the cost our competitors have spent. They have worked tirelessly and this commendation is a testament to their hard work and commitment.”

September has been a great month for the Embark Group so far. From Rowanmoor’s recognition at the Investment Life and Pensions Awards, to this commendation for the Embark Platform, the welcome reception we received for our 2017 annual financial results and solid service scores across our various businesses. Here’s to keeping up the momentum for the rest of 2018!

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