Awards and recognition

Tempo was established over the course of 2016-2018, by a highly experienced team, with substantial investment of time, resources and capital by Alpha Real Capital. Our aim is to ‘redefine structured products’  for professional advisers and their clients, focusing on ‘doing the right things – and doing simple well’.

We have tried to think through, establish and support a more rigorous, tighter, better – and safer – approach to structured products. This includes: a client-centric, best practice approach to governance and compliance, putting investors first; a bar-raising level and calibre of collateral materials, input and support for professional advisers; and a commitment to ‘deliberately defensive’ products.

Our aim is to present a high calibre structured product provider, a carefully considered approach to structured products and a level of support and service which professional advisers and their clients can be genuinely confident in.

Our entire emphasis is on working closely with professional advisers to advance and enhance the value that can be gained from best practice use of structured products, for the benefit of their clients

We are really pleased and appreciative that everything that we are doing to raise the structured products bar and redefine it has been swiftly recognised in industry awards since the launch of our product suite in 2018 – and we thank all the professional advisers who have supported us since we launched and for their time and support in voting for us in industry awards.

Details of the awards we have received so far can be seen below. We hope that our efforts to ‘redefine structured products’  and our aim to work closely with professional advisers to advance and enhance the value that can be gained from client-centric, best practice use of structured products, will result in further recognition over time.

Moneyfacts Awards 2021 - Winner - Best Structured Products providerMoneyfacts Awards 2021 - Winner - Best Structured Products service

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2021

  • ‘Winner: Best Structured Products Provider’
  • ‘Winner: Best Structured Products Service’

In 2021, we were delighted to ‘do the double’, at the ILP Moneyfacts Awards, winning both of the awards for the structured products sector, ‘Winner: Best Structured Products Provider’ and ‘Winner: Best Structured Products Service’.

The Investment Life & Pension Moneyfacts Awards are widely acknowledged awards, based on a rigorous independent judging panel and process, with input from professional advisers.

 

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2020

  • ‘Highly Commended: Best Structured Products Provider’
  • ‘Commended: Best Structured Products Service’

The recognition continued in 2020, when we were again: ‘Highly Commended: Best Structured Products Provider’ and ‘Commended: Best Structured Products Service’, at the ILP Moneyfacts Awards.

The Investment Life & Pension Moneyfacts Awards are widely acknowledged awards, based on a rigorous independent judging panel and process, with input from professional advisers.

 

City of London Wealth Management Awards (‘COLWMA’)  2020

  • ‘Winner: Best Educational Initiative’

Below are three initiatives COLWMA judged us on for the ‘Best Educational Initiative’  category;

  • The Tempo Professional Adviser Academy: Our Academy offers an educational resource for professional advisers wanting to know more about structured products. It provides a modular programme, accredited by CISI, with learning outcomes identified in each module and online tests available to validate knowledge levels. Being built to offer a programme of 16 modules, the Academy covers the bases from a generic introduction to structured products, including understanding why investment banks issue them, through to detailed and advanced working knowledge of how they work, how they are arranged and priced, and how to use them within portfolios. We are also happy to provide tailored educational input and training to individual professional adviser firms, to meet specific interests and requirements.
  • Tempo Issuer and Counterparty Scorecards (‘TICS’) : Professional advisers (and investors) should seek to identify structured products backed by financially strong issuers and counterparties – not least as this is an explicit regulatory requirement / expectation for professional advisers. ‘TICS’  (the Tempo Issuer and Counterparty Scorecards) provides professional advisers with access to multiple, widely recognised indicators of financial strength / credit risk, pertinent to analysing, considering and understanding issuer / counterparty financial strength / credit risk, using a robust methodology, including a scoring system. TICS covers 40 major banking institutions, including all 30 Global Systemically Important Banks (‘G-SIBs’), updated each month. It is freely available to  professional advisers, supporting best practice issuer / counterparty research and due diligence.
  • Use of plain English: Tempo is the first structured product firm – and one of only a small number of investment firms of any type – to be both a corporate member of Plain English Campaign and to have all of its plan brochures individually crystal mark accredited to be jargon-free. While important product points and features sometimes require technical-sounding explanations, We have worked hard to ‘de-jargon’  product literature and to help champion the use of plain English within the asset management, wealth management and financial planning / advice industry.

 

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2019

  • ‘Highly Commended: Best Structured Products Provider’
  • Winner: Best Structured Products Service’

We were delighted to pick up our first industry awards in 2019, within our first full year since launching our product suite: ’Highly Commended: Best Structured Products Provider’ and ‘Winner: Best Structured Products Service’, at the ILP Moneyfacts Awards.

The Investment Life & Pension Moneyfacts Awards are widely acknowledged awards, based on a rigorous independent judging panel and process, with input from professional advisers.

 

  • Talk to us

  • To find out more about our approach and what sets us apart, please call us on 020 7391 4551, or email us at info@tempo-sp.com

  • Award nominations

  • To find out more about the awards we are currently nominated for and to vote for us, please click here