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Defaqto Star Ratings

An independent, unbiased assessment of
where a proposition sits in the market
based on the quality and comprehensiveness of
the features and benefits it offers

You can work your way through the product universe yourself – or see at a glance where a product or proposition sits in the market, based on the quality and comprehensiveness of the features and benefits it offers, with Defaqto Star Ratings.

We have been producing Star Ratings since 2000 and they now cover more than 50 separate areas. In the professional advised space, our Star Ratings cover a range of areas across Pensions, Investments – including Platforms and Discretionary Fund Managers – and Life and Protection products.


Star Ratings award a product or proposition a rating of 1 to 5 based on its feature quality and comprehensiveness.  A 4 or 5 Star Rating indicates that a proposition represents one of the best quality offerings in the market.


Uniquely, we rate the products and propositions not the providers. In addition, we do not assess price in the calculation of Star Ratings.


We apply a transparent, stringent and consistent methodology to ensure that Star Ratings continue to reflect industry, market, and consumer and adviser trends and developments.


Importantly, Star Ratings are backed by our independent brand.

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Defaqto Engage provides integrated fund, platform and product research all in one place - saving you time, reducing your compliance risk and cost, and helping you evidence research and demonstrate value to clients.


Star Ratings are now available in Engage, enabling you to compare a shortlist of propositions and to research the market generally.