Britain's Most Admired By Sector: Life assurance & insurance

St James's Place, third in its sector in 2007, has ousted Admiral from pole position

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

1 St James's Place 58.8
2 Prudential 58.2
3 Admiral 57.7
4 Legal & General 55.9
5 Standard Life 54.7

The wealth manager rises from third for its quality of management and fourth for attracting and retaining top talent. CEO Mike Wilson expects the 60% stake in St James's Place owned by HBOS to transfer to Lloyds TSB in the takeover. It's good news too for Prudential, up from sixth to second. Ex-pro footballer CEO Mark Tucker has successfully restored confidence in the Pru. Its Asian business is doing well and is rumoured to be considering a bid for collapsed US giant AIG's Asian assets. Admiral was down on both the quality of management, use of corporate assets and value as a long-term investment.

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