Sesame wins top financial services industry award

Sesame has scooped a top industry award for the second year running in recognition of the high quality services and support it delivers to independent financial advisers (IFAs) across the UK. Sesame won Best IFA Network, which is voted for by financial advisers, for the second consecutive year at the prestigious Professional Adviser Awards 2011 in London last night. Sesame, which is part of the Sesame Bankhall Group, has long been recognised as the UK’s leading provider of support services to financial advisers. The company has led the ‘Top 100 Advisers’ list, run by FT Business publication Financial Adviser, for the last six consecutive years. The group also won the ‘Best Network and Support Services’ provider award at the highly esteemed Money Marketing Financial Services Awards in 2009 and 2010, along with ‘Best Mortgage Network’. This latest award demonstrates that Sesame is continuing to use its size and strength in order to help its adviser customers, by delivering value and quality across a wide range of regulatory, product research, training and business development support services. Nick Kelly, managing director for distribution at Sesame Bankhall Group, says: “Winning this prestigious award for the second year running is recognition of our drive to continually enhance our services and build for the future. The financial advice profession has to adhere to ever increasing regulatory scrutiny and higher standards. Our role is to help firms meet these challenges by trading efficiently and responsibly. The fact that it is advisers themselves who vote for this award makes our success particularly gratifying. “Our group’s financial strength is enabling us to invest millions of pounds in...