Principles and Practices of Financial Management (PPFM)
How we manage our With-Profits fund
All firms that carry out with-profits business are required to publish the Principles and Practices of Financial Management (PPFM) that are applied in the management of their with-profits funds.
Our PPFM helps a knowledgeable observer (e.g. a financial adviser) understand how we manage with-profits business, including:
- how we determine pay-out values,
- our investment strategy, and
- how we manage business risks.
It covers all with-profits policies issued in the UK by companies in or acquired by the Prudential group i.e. by Prudential Assurance Company Limited (PAC), Scottish Amicable Life plc, Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society, Prudential (AN) Limited and Prudential International Assurance plc. It also covers the with-profits annuity policies transferred from the Equitable Life Assurance Society to PAC.
The Principles define the overarching standards adopted in managing PAC's with-profits business and describe the approach used in responding to longer-term changes in the business and economic environment.
The Practices describe the approach used in responding to changes in the business and economic environment in the shorter-term, hence they will change more frequently than Principles.
This version of the PPFM was published in October 2014. The contents of the PPFM may be amended in the future and an updated version of the document will be published on our website as soon as practical after any changes are finalised. Please ensure you have also read the Key Features document and Customer Friendly version of the PPFM appropriate for your product.
You can download the PPFM via the link below or call our Customer Service Team on 0800 000 000. Opening times are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Calls may be monitored or recorded for quality and security purposes.
Principles & Practices of Financial Management
- Principles and Practices of Financial Management (PPFM). (PDF 101kb)
- This document confirms how we comply with the Principles and Practices of Financial Management. This contains the current version of the With-Profits Actuary's Report covering compliance during October 2014.
Prudential's compliance with the Principles and Practices of Financial Management and With-Profits Actuary's Report. (PDF 108kb)
- This document outlines the notable changes made to Prudential’s PPFM since launch in 2004.
Prudential’s Principles and Practices of Financial Management - Summary of changes (PDF 60kb)
- This document outlines the terms of reference of the Prudential With-Profits Committee, and this version was published in May 2014.
Prudential With-Profits Committee - Terms of Reference. (PDF 95kb)
Customer friendly versions (CFPPFM's) of the PPFM are available as follows, each one applicable to particular types of products:
- Prudential Income Choice Annuity.* (PDF 62kb)
- Prudential Unitised With-Profits Plans. (PDF 130kb)
- Prudential Conventional With-Profits Plans. (PDF 131kb)
- Unitised With-Profits Plans originally issued by SALAS. (PDF 130kb)
- Conventional With-Profits Plans originally issued by SALAS. (PDF 131kb)
- Unitised With-Profits Plans originally issued by SAL. (PDF 128kb)
- PruFund range of funds. (PDF 142kb)
- Prudential With-Profits Annuity Plans. (PDF 129kb)
- Ex-Equitable Life Assurance Society With-Profits Annuity Plans. (PDF 143kb)
- International Prudence Bond. (PDF 45kb)
- International Prudence Bond - PruFund Range of Funds. (PDF 80kb)
- Prudential Flexible Investment Plan (Series S - Sold by Santander Financial Advisers). (PDF 103kb)
* This guide only applies to Income Choice Annuities which started on or after 7 November 2011. This guide does not apply to:
- - Income Choice Annuities which were started before 7 November 2011
- - A small number of Income Choice Annuities which were set up between 7 November and 16 December 2011
If this guide doesn't apply to your Income Choice Annuity and you'd like a copy of the guide that does, please see the Pre 07/11/2011 - Prudential Income Choice Annuity guide. If you are unsure which guide applies to your Income Choice Annuity, please contact us on 0800 000 000.
Current information regarding the asset mix and investment returns:
Prudential's Statement of Unit-Linked Principles and Practices
Prudential has published a statement of the Principles and Practices used in the management of our unit-linked funds.