Established in 1855, Skandia is one of the world's leading providers of quality
long-term saving solutions.
Skandia has been credited with pioneering the concept of multimanager investments
and is one of the world's largest purchasers of asset management services.
Because of our global reach, investment manager relationships, local knowledge and
the strength of the Skandia name, we can gain access to some of the world's leading
fund managers through dynamic investment and insurance products and services.
Skandia is a member of the Old Mutual Group. Old Mutual is active in 48 countries
and manages assets over $461 billion (as at 31 December 2009).
Chief Executive, Skandia Global Funds:
"The most satisfying aspect of our relationship with Factbook has been the professional
attitude of the team and their focus on delivery in accordance with the criteria
This was noted particularly during our multi-phased implementation project, and
it has also been evident in their support since then.
We are happy to continue to employ Factbook's products and services within our business."
About Lloyds Banking Group:
Lloyds Banking Group was formed on the 19th of January 2009.
Lloyds Banking Group has the biggest private shareholder base in the country.
The Group has over 30 million customers and is the UK's leading provider of current
accounts, savings, personal loans, credit cards and mortgages.
Lloyds Banking Group has approximately 120,000 colleagues across the UK.
Operating a multi-brand strategy, the Groups main brands include; Lloyds TSB, Bank
of Scotland, Halifax, Scottish Widows and Cheltenham & Gloucester.
Head of Investment Marketing, HBOS:
"It was critical to find a partner that we felt understood our business requirements
and whose service would deliver efficiency and accuracy in a cost efficient manner.
We recognised these qualities in Factbook and felt that partnering with them gave
us the immediate service we needed and plenty of scope to develop our relationship
through the wide range of other services which they offer."
About Standard & Poor’s:
With offices in 23 countries and a history that dates back 150 years, Standard &
Poor’s is known to investors worldwide as a leader of financial- market intelligence.
Most notably, we are known as an independent provider of credit ratings. In 2009,
we published more than 870,000 and revised credits ratings. Currently, we rate more
than US$32 trillion in outstanding debt.
Standard & Poor’s is also widely known for maintaining one of the most widely
followed indices of large-cap American stocks: the S&P 500. In 2007, the S&P 500
celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Approximately $1.1 trillion in investment assets is directly tied to S&P indexes,
and more than $3.5 trillion is benchmarked to the S&P 500 – more than any
other index in the world.
Director of Operations, Standard & Poor’s:
"Projects of this type are seldom without their difficulties and Factbook have been
highly pro-active, showing great creativity and pragmatism in driving towards a
Their willingness to go far beyond what could reasonably be expected of any business
partner has been the most impressive aspect of their involvement – and they
are a pleasure to work with."