Family Wealth Report Awards, 2015

Overview

2014 saw the launch of the Family Wealth Report awards as ClearView Financial Media set to spread the word about the profession’s achievements to a wider audience. For 2015 the awards promise to attract in the region of 300 – 350 senior banking and wealth management professionals.

The awards are focused around three main category groupings:

  • experts (individuals and teams);
  • products and
  • services for wealth managers and clients and institutions of all sizes and types.

Independence, integrity and genuine insight will be the watchwords of the judging process. This involved specially convened expert panels drawn from both private banks and trusted advisors and support by relevant third-party organizations.

Winning a Family Wealth Report award sets firms apart from their competitors and is a tangible demonstration that they have something special to offer, rewarding achievement, showcasing top class performance and innovation.

We look forward to receiving your entries and seeing you at the 2015 award ceremony.


BACKGROUND

The Family Wealth Report Awards is supported primarily by its global network of daily newswires for the wealth and private asset management communities; Family Wealth Report, WealthBriefing andWealthBriefingAsia.

Other supporting publications are Offshore Red and Compliance Matters.


TIMING

Entries open August 2014
Entries close November 14, 2014
Shortlist announced December 16, 2014
Award ceremony March 12, 2015

Key Dates

Judging Process

There will be two judging panels for the awards. A panel of trusted advisors who will be responsible for judging the private banking categories. A second panel of private bankers will judge the trusted advisor categories. This is to ensure that commercially sensitive information is kept confidential and to avoid conflicts of interest.

Trusted Advisor Panel

Patti Boyle

Founder, President

Boyle Consulting Group

Patti Boyle is a recognized marketing leader with a 25-year track record spanning all facets of global financial services and tech­nology. Patti founded Boyle Consulting with the mission of building sustainable marketing platforms to drive business growth. With specialties in brand position­ing, planning, and outsourced CMO services, Patti’s proven models have helped businesses achieve accelerated growth in expanding markets.

Prior to founding her own firm, Patti held managing director roles in multinational agencies, leading campaigns for organizations including Deloitte and Verizon. More recently, Patti led global marketing for SEI, whose wealth platform she helped introduce to the UK market.

Steven L Cantor

CEO

The Cantor Group

Steven L. Cantor is CEO of The Cantor Group, a Miami-based boutique law firm focused exclusively on the representa­tion of UHNW international private clients and families, from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Canada in the areas of international tax and estate planning.

For over 25 years, Steven has lectured and written extensively on international tax and estate planning as well as structuring foreign investment in U.S. real estate. He is a member of various organizations, including the Florida, District of Columbia and New York Bars, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is also a member of TIGER 21, the premier peer-to-peer learning network for HNW investors.

Jon Carroll

Executive Director, Private Client Services, Family Office Advisory

EY

Jon Carroll is an executive director in the Ernst & Young US Americas Family Office Ad­visory practice. His primary focus is advising family members, family business owners, trustees, and family office executives on how to grow and govern their single-family office.

Jon has extensive experience of advising families on the set-up and structure of their family office, strategic planning and imple­mentation, business and operational risk assessment, and family office systems and technology search, selection, implementa­tion and integration. Jon has over 22 years experience serving UHNW families, including seven years working in a family office as chief operating officer. Before joining Ernst & Young, Jon was president and CEO of Family Office Metrics.

Kimberly A Cassford

Co-Founder

Cassford Management

Kimberly A. Cassford, co-founder of Cassford Management, has been providing services for high net worth families and individuals for nearly 20 years. She is a specialist in residential staffing and structuring, organization and project management.

Kim’s firm, Cassford Management is an award winning residential staffing firm which specializes in recruitment of well-qualified and trustworthy private service professionals for discerning families. Since its founding in 2002 it has successfully worked with over 1,000 families, advisors and family offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

Steve Crosby

Senior Managing Director

PwC

Steve Crosby focuses on helping PwC clients address challenges to their success across a broad spectrum of management consulting including strategy, operations, risk and regulatory compliance as well as technology solutions, data and analytics.

He is also one of the principal authors of PwC thought leadership including the PwC Global Private Banking/ Wealth Manage­ment Survey and Wealth Management Infrastructure Survey and has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal on key industry topics. Steve’s spe­cializations include: wealth management, private banking, family office, trust and brokerage, as well as large-scale securities processing, advanced technology, opera­tions, service provisioning and deliver. He is a member of the Global Custodian Securities Delivery Services hall of fame.

 

Mary K Duke

Family Wealth Advisor

Mary Duke is an internationally recognized advisor to families navigating the complexi­ties of substantial wealth. With expertise in trusts, family business succession, family office architecture, entrepreneurship and governance for families and their businesses, she focuses on empowering rising generations and on helping families collaborate more effectively.

Prior to founding her practice, Mary headed two private family offices involving prominent families and significant operating companies; and spearheaded a leading private bank’s award-winning global family wealth program. Mary has a deep understanding of the impact of trusts and cross-border complexities on families. She is a licensed attorney and accountant and has completed post-graduate work in family systems and family dispute resolution.

Judy Green

President

Family Firm Institute

Judy Green, Ph.D., is the president of the Family Firm Institute (FFI), a worldwide as­sociation of individuals and organizations whose mission is to be the most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. FFI provides research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members.

A frequent commentator on the family enterprise field, she is co-author of Family Enterprise: Understanding Families in Business and Families of Wealth, a member of the research applied board for Family Business Review and the academic advisory board of the Instituto de la Empresa Familiar in Spain. She is a recipient of the FFI Barbara Hollander Award and the FFI International Award.

James H McLaughlin

Founder and CEO

J H McLaughlin & Co

James “Jamie” McLaughlin founded J. H. McLaughlin & Co, a strategy and practice management consulting firm serving the wealth management industry and family offices, in 2010. He has over 25 years of experience in senior operating and client-facing roles in the family office and UHNW industry, and has a history of building organizations across a variety of private wealth management models.

Previously, Jamie was CEO of Geller Family Office Services, a partner at Convergent Wealth Advisors (formerly Lydian Wealth Management) where he built the firm’s New York office, and Mellon where he was the regional president of Mellon Private Wealth Management’s New York region.

Stephen E Prostano

Head of Family Wealth Advisors

Bank of the West Wealth Management BNP Paribas Group

Stephen Prostano has designed, built and is responsible for managing and growing Family Wealth Advisors. Stephen is a recognized thought leader and change agent in the wealth management, multi-family office and global financial services industries. He has over 30 years of extensive strategic and tactical experience designing, building, turning around, acquiring, integrating and managing start-ups to mature businesses.

Prior to joining Bank of the West, Stephen was CEO of Silver Bridge from 2006 through 2012. Additionally, he served as the president of Atlantic Trust and Chase Global Asset Management and held senior executive positions with FleetBoston Financial, Mellon Bank, The Boston Company, and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Joseph W Reilly Jr

Family Wealth Advisor

Joe Reilly is a strategy and investment consultant to family offices. He was the co-founder and founding president of the Family Office Association.

Prior to FOA, he helped to start a single-family office and foundation in New York where he was an investment manager for six years. Previously he was an energy specialist at Credit Agricole Indosuez in New York, and started his career at Salomon Smith Barney. Joe is a founding member of the Family Office Council at Princeton University; a member of the NYU Stern Family Office Council and an advisor to the RDS Milken Family Office Council.

Sigrid Seibold

Principal Capital Markets

KPMG

Sigrid focuses on enabling capital markets clients mastering the ongoing industry transformation. She has been working with leading financial institutions across the world. On moving to Singapore in 2010, Sigrid assumed responsibility for Accenture’s ASEAN capital markets activities with a specific focus on wealth management. Moving to NY in 2013, she assumed responsibility as global digital lead for Accenture’s capital market clients.

Prior to Accenture she worked within IBM’s consulting business and was an FX-trader for Deutsche Bank.

Jane Swan

Managing Director

Sheffield Haworth

Jane Swan joined Sheffield Haworth in 2013 and is head of the wealth management practice for the Americas. Previously, she served as global co-head of wealth management at Korn Ferry International. Earlier in her career, Jane was a member of the global financial services practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

Jane is recognized as a leader in talent management within the wealth management sector where she has built leadership teams and worked on cross border assignments for global clients including the private client arms of universal and regional banks, private banks, retail brokerage firms, RIAs, multi-family offices, trust companies, and insurance and investment companies.

Bruce Weatherill

Chief Executive

Weatherill Consulting

Bruce is a chartered accountant with over 37 years financial services experience, previously a partner in PwC, latterly as Global leader of their Wealth Management practice and the key driver of their bi-annual Wealth Management Report. Bruce is now CEO of Weatherill Consulting providing advice on client centricity and wider strategic matters to wealth managers. He is the author of The Value of Trust: the quest by Wealth Managers for Trusted Advisor status and a number of other thought leadership reports. Bruce is  chairman of ClearView Financial Media and a non-executive of a number of companies including Fidelity Holdings UK, The Wisdom Council, ComPeer and JDX Consulting.

Michael Whitty

Partner

Handler Thayer

Michael D. Whitty concentrates his practice in estate planning, taxation, and estate and trust administration. Specifically, he advises individuals and fiduciaries in the design and drafting of estate plans, wills, trusts, lifetime gifts, premarital agreements, and other estate planning documents. Michael has extensive experience with various types of trusts, family limited partnerships, corporate recapitalizations, shareholders’ and redemption agreements, private annuities, installment sales, intra-trust sales and other transactions, self-canceling installment notes, and net gifts.

Private Bankers Panel

David C Albright

Head of Client Development, Americas, EMEA & APAC, Global Family and Private Investment Offices

Northern Trust

David Albright serves as the head of client development for the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions of Northern Trust’s global fam­ily and private investment offices group. He is also a member of its executive leadership team and operating group. Dave oversees his group’s client development functions which include client engagement, new business and marketing. Prior to assuming his current role, Dave covered the northeast region and before that the group’s interests in the southeast region of the US.

Dave joined Northern Trust in 1998 as a cli­ent administrator in the family office client servicing division. His previous experience included escrow administration and trust indenture management at JP Morgan.

Scott T Baker

President

Perspecta Trust

Scott Baker is president of Perspecta Trust, a New Hampshire-chartered non-depository trust company that provides bespoke trust, investment, and business services for wealthy families. Perspecta develops tailored guidance for its clients in the areas of wealth transfer planning, estate structuring, philanthropy, and investment portfolio construction and management.

Utilizing New Hampshire’s status as the nation’s leading trust jurisdiction, Perspecta also helps families construct trusts and migrate wealth to the state to take advantage of its progressive and flexible trust laws. As an independent trust company, Perspecta is able to provide the extensive menu of services offered by large firms with the specialized discipline and attentiveness of a dedicated family office.

Lisa Featherngill

Managing Director, Planning

Abbot Downing

Lisa Featherngill is managing director of planning at Abbot Downing where she leads a team of experienced professionals who collaborate to align traditional planning services with clients’ values, priorities and goals. She is responsible for a comprehen­sive suite of services, including the firm’s clarity process, customized financial and wealth transfer planning, family education and financial administration.

Lisa has advised affluent clients and families for over 30 years. She previously was regional managing director for Wachovia’s financial planning group, and spent the first 11 years of her career with Arthur Andersen where she was a senior manager of the personal financial planning and family wealth planning group.

Daniel Goldstein

Chief Investment Officer

A Private Investment Trust

Daniel Goldstein has been advising UHNW families, their entities and private trusts on direct deals, liquid investments, business strategy, structuring, real estate, family dynamics and philanthropy since 1994. His experience spans several continents, many jurisdictions and multiple languages in his roles as CEO, CIO and board director.  For 15 years he was director of a European global SFO. Previously, he was the investment analyst on a two-person team managing a $1.25 billion portfolio for a US family foundation.  Daniel is a frequent speaker at family office conferences and has presented in, chaired, and moderated over 100 events on five continents.

Donald J Heberle

Executive Vice President, Executive Director - International Wealth Management and Client Segments

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Don Heberle is executive director at BNY Mellon with responsibility for wealth strategy and international wealth management. He oversees the organization’s international wealth management business, its family wealth advisory and wealth and estate strategist groups, and client service delivery strategy. Don joined the firm in 1997 to manage family office client portfolios, and subsequently assumed full management responsibility for the family office business. He later developed the firm’s tax-managed equity investment process, over which he still has oversight.

Subsequently, he served as director of investment strategy for Mellon’s private wealth management group, with responsibility for managing the analysis and development of investment ideas, strategic asset allocation and product research.

Lynn Halpern Lederman

Managing Director and Senior Fiduciary Counsel - North East Region

Bessemer Trust

Lynn Halpern Lederman oversees Bessemer Trust’s fiduciary officers and legacy planners in the northeast region, as well as the firm’s estate administration group. She also works closely with Bessemer clients and their advisors to develop wealth transfer planning strategies.

Prior to joining Bessemer in 2007, Lynn was a member of the Estate Planning Department at U.S. Trust for nearly 8 years. Before that, she was a trusts and estates attorney with Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch (now Day Pitney) and clerked for a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Rebecca A Meyer

Managing Director of Client Strategy

Pitcairn

Rebecca Meyer is managing director of client strategy at Pitcairn, a recognized global leader in the family office marketplace. A key member of the leadership team, she brings her background in family systems and over 20 years experience as an investment professional to the strategic planning solutions developed for families. As such, she is responsible for coordinating the development of comprehensive strategies designed to meet long-term goals for multi-generational families and is accountable for developing client deliverables and customized client education initiatives. Rebecca was one of the lead architects of Pitcairn’s open architecture investment process. She is also a member of Pitcairn’s planning team, investment policy and investment strategy committees.

Gay Mitchell

Deputy Chairman

Royal Bank of Canada

As deputy chair, RBC Wealth Management, and vice chair, Royal Trust Corporation, Gay Mitchell is responsible for building RBC’s market profile as well as supporting Canada’s top enterprises and enterprising families coast to coast. Her responsibilities include providing guidance, solutions and integration to key Canadian clients across business strategy, family strategy and intergenerational wealth transition planning.

Gay’s previous roles at RBC covered a wide variety of leadership responsibilities including executive vice president - products, personal & commercial banking, and executive vice president - personal financial services and executive vice president (Ontario). She moved into these roles following her assignment as head of human resources, where she was responsible for RBC’s human resource function worldwide.

Daniel Rauchle

Chief Investment Officer

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank

Dan Rauchle has more than 25 years in executive positions across the industry; experience which has furnished him with broad and deep understanding of economic and investment strategy, portfolio construction, investment risk management, private investment structures and alternative investments. In addition to advising clients on portfolio strategy and risk, Dan has been instrumental in developing proprietary risk assessment practices, SEC- registered hedge funds and over a decade of managing hedge funds.

Prior to joining Ascent, Dan was President of Wells Fargo Alternative Asset Management, and founder and head of Wells Fargo’s RiskOptics investment risk assessment practice.

Thomas R Robinson

President and CEO

AACSB

Prior to assuming the role of president and ceo of the AASCB in March 2015 Tom Robinson was managing director of the CFA Institute with responsibility for the Americas, its largest region. Before this he was a faculty member at the University of Miami, serving as director of the master of professional accounting and personal financial planning programs while also working
as managing director of a private wealth investment advisory firm. Prior to working in academia, Tom worked in public accounting, performing tax and financial planning services. He has authored and co-authored many books, including Tools and Techniques of Investment Planning and The New Wealth Management: The Financial Advisors Guide to Managing and Investing Client Assets.

Peter E Ruhlin

Partner

FallLine Strategic Advisors

Peter E Ruhlin is a partner and co-founder of FallLine Strategic Advisors, a management consulting firm providing strategic, trans- action and technology/operational advisory services to principals, intermediaries, service providers and investors exclusively in the wealth management industry. Peter’s responsibilities at FallLine include: working with clients on business strategy and business model evaluation; business growth and development; management structure; roles and responsibilities; governance, capital structure and financing needs; management succession planning/transitions; and compliance and regulatory implementation.

Peter was previously the president and chief operating officer and a co-founder of Samoset Capital Group, and head of the US capital markets practice at Linklaters.

Loraine B Tsavaris

Senior Client Advisor and Managing Director

Rockefeller & Co

Loraine Tsavaris is a senior client advisor and managing director of Rockefeller & Co, working with HNW individuals, families and family offices.

Loraine sits on the board of directors of Rockefeller Trust Company. Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2008, Loraine was at US Trust for 37 years, where she served across a range of senior-level positions, and had a critical role in growing the company’s various high wealth businesses.

In her last position, Loraine was managing director and principal of US Trust’s multi-family office group, where she advised the company’s wealthiest clients and developed the firm’s UHNW business.

Bill Woodson

Managing Director

Citi Private Bank

Bill Woodson is a managing director at Citi Private Bank responsible for its North American Family Office Group.

Bill joined Citi from Credit Suisse where for over seven years he was a managing director and head of their ultra-high net worth and family office business. A tax professional by training, Bill began his career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen, where he spent a decade providing domestic and international tax advice to wealthy executives, families and business owners. Bill left Andersen to run the family office for one his largest clients; a Hong Kong based family with 40 employees and operations in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Vancouver.

Michael Zeuner

Managing Partner

WE Family Offices

Having joined WE Family Offices as one of its three managing partners in 2013, Michael Zeuner oversees the firm’s US busi­ness. A management consultant by training, Michael has considerable experience as a leader in the wealth management indus­try. This included a leadership position at GenSpring Family Offices where he was a member of the firm’s operating committee and senior executive partner responsible for its local family offices across the US.

Before this Michael was managing director and global head of wealth solutions at JP Morgan Private Bank, having been head of strategy and marketing worldwide at Chase Manhattan Private Bank prior to its merger with JP Morgan in 2002. Michael is also a board member and co-founder of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard.

FAMILY OFFICE CATEGORIES

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (UP TO AND INCLUDING $5 BILLION AuM or AuA)
Awarded to: MFOs with up to and including $5 billion AuM or AuA.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (ABOVE $5 BILLION AuM or AuA)
Awarded to: MFOs with above $5 billion AuM or AuA.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NATIONAL)
Awarded to: MFOs with a genuinely national reach.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (REGIONAL)
Awarded to: MFOs with a predominantly regional offering and client base.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NEW ENTRANT)
Awarded to: New MFO offering of any size or reach.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (CLIENT INITIATIVE)
Awarded to: New initiatives for clients from MFOs of any size or reach.


PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES

US PRIVATE BANK
Awarded to: Banking operations in the US that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

CANADIAN PRIVATE BANK
Awarded to: Banking operations in Canada that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

REGIONAL US PRIVATE BANK
Awarded to: Banking operations in the US that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a regional level.

PRIVATE BANK – WEALTH STRUCTURING OFFERING
Awarded to: Teams within private banks that deliver tailored wealth structuring solutions to HNW and UHNW clients.

PRIVATE BANK – OFFERING FOR FAMILY OFFICES
Awarded to: Teams within private banks that deliver tailored solutions to family offices.


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

CANADIAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFERING
Awarded to: Non-bank wealth manager based in Canada.

PRIVATE CLIENT INVESTMENT PLATFORM
Awarded to: Investment platform specializing in servicing the investment needs of the HNW community.

ETF PROVIDER
Awarded to: Asset/fund managers that manufacture exchange-traded products that are suitable for the HNW community.


ASSET MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGER
Awarded to: Collective investment manager with an alternative investments range suitable for the HNW community.

NATIONAL PRIVATE ASSET MANAGER
Awarded to: Wealth management businesses that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

REGIONAL PRIVATE ASSET MANAGER
Awarded to: Wealth management businesses that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a regional level.

BEST ASSET MANAGEMENT FIRM SERVING FAMILY OFFICES AND PRIVATE BANKS
Awarded to: Asset managers with a significant proportion of private client assets and a dedicated offering.

HARD ASSETS/COLLECTIBLES PROVIDER
Awarded to: Companies who provide real estate advice, numismatic assets or philatelic assets.


MARKETING/PR CATEGORIES

ONLINE CAMPAIGN
Awarded to: Wealth managers or other private client practitioners who have used online channels to promote their services to private clients or to raise their profile either within the industry or to clients.

PRINT CAMPAIGN
Awarded to: Wealth managers or other private client practitioners who have used print media to promote their services to private clients or to raise their profile either within the industry or to clients.

BRAND LAUNCH/RELAUNCH
Awarded to: Most effective and innovative brand launch or relaunch in the private client world, either a whole business unit or a product/service within an existing business.

BEST PR PROGRAM
Awarded to: An in-house PR team or agency operating in the North America wealth management sector for the impact of their work (campaign or project). Judges will be sensitive to all quantitative information presented to help them assess the merits of the submission.


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

LEGAL TEAM
Awarded to: Law firm team or barrister dedicated to private client issues.

INSTITUTIONAL TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Awarded to: Entries only eligible from trust companies that are part of a non-trust parent.

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Awarded to: Entries are eligible from trust companies independent of larger non-trust businesses for instance not part of a bank, law firm or accountancy firm.


CONSULTANTS TO FAMILY OFFICES CATEGORIES

INVESTMENT ADVICE
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide investment advice.

TAX ADVICE
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide tax advice.

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide management consultancy.


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (open to technology vendors only)

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION
Awarded to: CRM, client reporting, client risk profiling, portfolio management.

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION
Awarded to: Straight through processing, core banking

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for managing clients’ investment portfolios.

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTING
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for wealth managers to communicate with clients.

OUTSOURCING SOLUTION
Awarded to: Third-party organizations providing business processes or systems to wealth management businesses.


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (open to any organization)

CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS
Awarded to: Banks, wealth managers or system integrators who have successfully implemented multi-functional change programmes to significantly improve client experience and performance.

BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION
Awarded to: Awarded to either a technology vendor or its client.

RISK PROFILING SOLUTION
Awarded to: A technology solution to help wealth managers assess and document the risk appetite of clients.

RISK MANAGEMENT
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for wealth managers to manage risk.

CRM SYSTEM
Awarded to: Client relationship management systems for wealth managers.

ON-BOARDING
Awarded to: Technology solutions to help wealth managers bring new clients into their organization

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION
Awarded to: This award seeks to recognize institutions which have developed innovative products and services for their clients as part of a solutions-focused service model. Entries could focus on a new value-added service designed to help clients with their wider lifestyle goals; a product designed to deliver on the financial objectives of a distinct sub-segment of clients; an educational offering aimed at helping clients become more confident investors; or a cross-divisional referral programme to help business owners with their corporate financial or operational needs. The judges will be looking for a new offering which has been developed to meet a specific client need and which represents a real addition to the institution’s value proposition.


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

INSURANCE SOLUTION
Awarded to: Insurance provider or intermediary that provides specialist products and services to the HNW community.

CONCIERGE SOLUTION/SPECIALIST SERVICE FIRM
Awarded to: Concierge service provider for the HNW community.

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING
Awarded to: Asset/fund managers or wealth managers that offer responsible investing programs, strategies or funds.

WEALTH MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDER
Awarded to: Organizations that provide middle and back office securities processing and trust accounting services to the affluent and those that serve them.

GLOBAL CUSTODIAN
Awarded to: Custodians offering services to private client business.

LEADING INDIVIDUAL (BANKER)
Awarded to: Age and experience is no bar but something special should mark out this individual working in the private client world.

LEADING INDIVIDUAL (ADVISOR)
Awarded to: Age and experience is no bar but something special should mark out this individual working in the private client world.

RISING STAR
Awarded to: A private banker or wealth manager under the age of 35 who is not yet in a senior management position but shows the potential to be a leading individual.

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING
Awarded to: Private client businesses or practitioners who advise individuals or families on their philanthropic activities.

COMPLIANCE
Awarded to: The compliance function of a wealth management or private client operation.

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)
Awarded to: Open to women in private banking or wealth management who are an inspiration both to female clients and colleagues.

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)
Awarded to: For wealth management organizations which demonstrate support for women in their career development.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (ORGANIZATION)
Awarded to: Open to organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to thought leadership in wealth management.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
Awarded to: Open to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to thought leadership in wealth management.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Awarded to: No entries required. The judging panel will put forward entries.

Finalists

FAMILY OFFICE CATEGORIES

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (UP TO AND INCLUDING $5 BILLION AuM or AuA)
Awarded to: MFOs with up to and including $5 billion AuM or AuA.

Athena Capital Advisors
Geller Family Office Services
Lowenhaupt Global Advisors
Market Street Trust Company
Pitcairn
Vogel Consulting
WE Family Office

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (ABOVE $5 BILLION AuM or AuA)
Awarded to: MFOs with above $5 billion AuM or AuA.

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
CTC | my CFO
GenSpring Family Offices
Rockefeller & Co

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NATIONAL)
Awarded to: MFOs with a genuinely national reach.

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
Aspiriant
Atlantic Trust
Bessemer Trust
Convergent Wealth Advisors
CTC | my CFO
GenSpring Family Offices

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (REGIONAL)
Awarded to: MFOs with a predominantly regional offering and client base.

Athena Capital Advisors
Century Wealth Management
Clarfeld Financial Advisors
Forbes Family Trust
Vogel Consulting

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NEW ENTRANT)
Awarded to: New MFO offering of any size or reach.

AM Global Family Investment Office
Delegate Advisors
FFO (Flynn Family Office)
JDJ Family Office Services
Manchester Capital Management

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (CLIENT INITIATIVE)
Awarded to: New initiatives for clients from MFOs of any size or reach.

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
Atlantic Trust
Forbes Family Trust
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Pitcairn


PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES

US PRIVATE BANK
Awarded to: Banking operations in the US that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Brown Brothers Harriman
Citi Private Bank
First Republic Bank
U.S. Trust

CANADIAN PRIVATE BANK
Awarded to: Banking operations in Canada that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

Citi Private Bank
RBC Wealth Management

PRIVATE BANK – WEALTH STRUCTURING OFFERING
Awarded to: Teams within private banks that deliver tailored wealth structuring solutions to HNW and UHNW clients.

Brown Brothers Harriman
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
RBC Wealth Management

PRIVATE BANK – OFFERING FOR FAMILY OFFICES
Awarded to: Teams within private banks that deliver tailored solutions to family offices.

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Citi Private Bank
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Northern Trust – Global Family & Private Investment Office


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

CANADIAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFERING
Awarded to: Non-bank wealth manager based in Canada.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Advisory Services
Northland Wealth Management

PRIVATE CLIENT INVESTMENT PLATFORM
Awarded to: Investment platform specializing in servicing the investment needs of the HNW community.

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
Atlantic Trust
Brown Brothers Harriman
Citi Private Bank
RBC Global Asset Management


ASSET MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGER
Awarded to: Collective investment manager with an alternative investments range suitable for the HNW community.

Abbot Downing
Atlantic Trust
Bessemer Trust
Blackstone
Citi Private Bank

NATIONAL PRIVATE ASSET MANAGER
Awarded to: Wealth management businesses that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

Abbot Downing
Atlantic Trust
Bessemer Trust
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Brown Brothers Harriman

BEST ASSET MANAGEMENT FIRM SERVING FAMILY OFFICES AND PRIVATE BANKS
Awarded to: Asset managers with a significant proportion of private client assets and a dedicated offering.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Columbia Management
Hawthorn, PNC Famly Wealth
Northern Trust – Global Family & Private Investment Office
Wells Fargo Asset Management


MARKETING/PR CATEGORIES

BRAND LAUNCH/RELAUNCH
Awarded to: Most effective and innovative brand launch or relaunch in the private client world, either a whole business unit or a product/service within an existing business.

Aspiriant
Evercore Wealth Management
FF0 (Flynn Family Office)
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Where Americans Are Welcome
Withers Consulting Group

BEST PR PROGRAM
Awarded to: An in-house PR team or agency operating in the North America wealth management sector for the impact of their work (campaign or project). Judges will be sensitive to all quantitative information presented to help them assess the merits of the submission.

Fiduciary Trust Company International
RBC Wealth Management/Capgemini
SEI


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

LEGAL TEAM
Awarded to: Law firm team or barrister dedicated to private client issues.

Cantor & Webb
Handler Thayer

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Awarded to: Entries are eligible from trust companies independent of larger non-trust businesses for instance not part of a bank, law firm or accountancy firm.

Fiduciary Trust Company International
Perspecta Trust


CONSULTANTS TO FAMILY OFFICES CATEGORIES

INVESTMENT ADVICE
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide investment advice.

Altair Advisers
CTC | my CFO
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Forbes Family Trust
Northern Trust – Global Family & Private Investment Office

TAX ADVICE
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide tax advice.

Cantor & Webb
CTC | my CFO
FFO (Flynn Family Office)
O’Connor Davies

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide management consultancy.

Family Office Metrics
Oakbrook Solutions
Withers Consulting Group


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (open to technology vendors only)

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION
Awarded to: CRM, client reporting, client risk profiling, portfolio management.

Advent Software
NexJ Systems
SunGard
WealthCloud
WealthTouch (Archway Technology Partners)

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for managing clients’ investment portfolios.

Advent Software
Charles River Development
Envestnet l Tamarac
InvestEdge
SunGard

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTING
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for wealth managers to communicate with clients.

Advent Software
Envestnet l Tamarac
InvestCloud
InvestEdge
WealthTouch (Archway Technology Partners)

OUTSOURCING SOLUTION
Awarded to: Third-party organizations providing business processes or systems to wealth management businesses.

Envestnet
Private Client Resources
Rockit Solutions
SunGard
Vestmark


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (open to any organization)

BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION
Awarded to: Awarded to either a technology vendor or its client.

InvestEdge
O’Connor Davies

RISK MANAGEMENT
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for wealth managers to manage risk.

Forbes Family Trust
Milltrust International
RiXtrema

CRM SYSTEM
Awarded to: Client relationship management systems for wealth managers.

Advent Software
Backstop Solutions Group
Netage Soutions
NexJ Systems
WealthCloud

ON-BOARDING
Awarded to: Technology solutions to help wealth managers bring new clients into their organization

Appway
NexJ Systems
O’Connor Davies
WealthCloud

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION
Awarded to: This award seeks to recognize institutions which have developed innovative products and services for their clients as part of a solutions-focused service model. Entries could focus on a new value-added service designed to help clients with their wider lifestyle goals; a product designed to deliver on the financial objectives of a distinct sub-segment of clients; an educational offering aimed at helping clients become more confident investors; or a cross-divisional referral programme to help business owners with their corporate financial or operational needs. The judges will be looking for a new offering which has been developed to meet a specific client need and which represents a real addition to the institution’s value proposition.

AIG
Capgemini
Geller Family Office Services
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Milltrust International Group


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

INSURANCE SOLUTION
Awarded to: Insurance provider or intermediary that provides specialist products and services to the HNW community.

AIG
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Crystal & Company
Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE)

CONCIERGE SOLUTION
Awarded to: Concierge service provider for the HNW community.

Cassford Management
Lifestylist Advisory
Majestery LLC

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING
Awarded to: Asset/fund managers or wealth managers that offer responsible investing programs, strategies or funds.

Rockefeller & Co
TIAA-CREF Asset Management
Veris Wealth Partners

LEADING INDIVIDUAL (ADVISOR)
Awarded to: Age and experience is no bar but something special should mark out this individual working in the private client world.

GenSpring Family Offices – Chris Trokey
SEI – Duane Oakes

RISING STAR
Awarded to: A private banker or wealth manager under the age of 35 who is not yet in a senior management position but shows the potential to be a leading individual.

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING
Awarded to: Private client businesses or practitioners who advise individuals or families on their philanthropic activities.

Atlantic Trust
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Market Street Trust Co
National Philanthropic Trust
U.S. Trust

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)
Awarded to: Open to women in private banking or wealth management who are an inspiration both to female clients and colleagues.

Bessemer Trust – Rebecca Patterson
Fiduciary Trust Company International – Gail Cohen
GenSpring Family Offices – Daisy Medici
Rockefeller & Co – Loraine Tsavaris
Vogel Consulting – Rhona Vogel

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)
Awarded to: For wealth management organizations which demonstrate support for women in their career development.

Aspiriant
Atlantic Trust
Market Street Trust Company
RBC Wealth Management
U.S. Trust

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
Awarded to: Open to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to thought leadership in wealth management.

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank – Michael Cole
Lowenhaupt Global Advisors – Charles Lowenhaupt
Tamarind Partners – Kirby Rosplock
VERITAGE – Francesco Lombardo
Wise Counsel Research – Dr Keith Whitaker

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (ORGANIZATION)
Awarded to: Open to organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to thought leadership in wealth management.

Accenture
Bessemer Trust
Pitcairn
RBC Wealth Management
Scorpio Partnership

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FAMILY OFFICE CATEGORIES

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (UP TO AND INCLUDING $5 BILLION AuM or AuA)
Awarded to: MFOs with up to and including $5 billion AuM or AuA.

Market Street Trust Company

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (ABOVE $5 BILLION AuM or AuA)
Awarded to: MFOs with above $5 billion AuM or AuA.

CTC | my CFO

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NATIONAL)
Awarded to: MFOs with a genuinely national reach.

Atlantic Trust

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (REGIONAL)
Awarded to: MFOs with a predominantly regional offering and client base.

Vogel Consulting

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NEW ENTRANT)
Awarded to: New MFO offering of any size or reach.

FFO (Flynn Family Office)

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (CLIENT INITIATIVE)
Awarded to: New initiatives for clients from MFOs of any size or reach.

Pitcairn


PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES

US PRIVATE BANK
Awarded to: Banking operations in the US that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

First Republic Bank

CANADIAN PRIVATE BANK
Awarded to: Banking operations in Canada that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

RBC Wealth Management

PRIVATE BANK – WEALTH STRUCTURING OFFERING
Awarded to: Teams within private banks that deliver tailored wealth structuring solutions to HNW and UHNW clients.

RBC Wealth Management

PRIVATE BANK – OFFERING FOR FAMILY OFFICES
Awarded to: Teams within private banks that deliver tailored solutions to family offices.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

CANADIAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFERING
Awarded to: Non-bank wealth manager based in Canada.

Northland Wealth Management

PRIVATE CLIENT INVESTMENT PLATFORM
Awarded to: Investment platform specializing in servicing the investment needs of the HNW community.

Citi Private Bank


ASSET MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGER
Awarded to: Collective investment manager with an alternative investments range suitable for the HNW community.

Blackstone

NATIONAL PRIVATE ASSET MANAGER
Awarded to: Wealth management businesses that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

BEST ASSET MANAGEMENT FIRM SERVING FAMILY OFFICES AND PRIVATE BANKS
Awarded to: Asset managers with a significant proportion of private client assets and a dedicated offering.

Northern Trust – Global Family & Private Investment Office


MARKETING/PR CATEGORIES

BRAND LAUNCH/RELAUNCH
Awarded to: Most effective and innovative brand launch or relaunch in the private client world, either a whole business unit or a product/service within an existing business.

FFO (Flynn Family Office)

BEST PR PROGRAM
Awarded to: An in-house PR team or agency operating in the North America wealth management sector for the impact of their work (campaign or project). Judges will be sensitive to all quantitative information presented to help them assess the merits of the submission.

RBC Wealth Management/Capgemini


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

LEGAL TEAM
Awarded to: Law firm team or barrister dedicated to private client issues.

Handler Thayer

INSTITUTIONAL TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY – EDITOR’S AWARD

RBC Wealth Management

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Awarded to: Entries are eligible from trust companies independent of larger non-trust businesses for instance not part of a bank, law firm or accountancy firm.

Perspecta Trust


CONSULTANTS TO FAMILY OFFICES CATEGORIES

INVESTMENT ADVICE
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide investment advice.

CTC | my CFO

TAX ADVICE
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide tax advice.

Cantor & Webb

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
Awarded to: Consultants to family offices who provide management consultancy.

Family Office Metrics


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (open to technology vendors only)

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION
Awarded to: CRM, client reporting, client risk profiling, portfolio management.

Advent Software

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION – EDITOR’S AWARD

SunGard

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for managing clients’ investment portfolios.

Charles River Development

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTING
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for wealth managers to communicate with clients.

InvestCloud

OUTSOURCING SOLUTION
Awarded to: Third-party organizations providing business processes or systems to wealth management businesses.

Envestnet


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (open to any organization)

BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION
Awarded to: Awarded to either a technology vendor or its client.

InvestEdge

RISK MANAGEMENT
Awarded to: Technology solution providers specializing in tools for wealth managers to manage risk.

Milltrust International

CRM SYSTEM
Awarded to: Client relationship management systems for wealth managers.

WealthCloud

ON-BOARDING
Awarded to: Technology solutions to help wealth managers bring new clients into their organization

Appway

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION
Awarded to: This award seeks to recognize institutions which have developed innovative products and services for their clients as part of a solutions-focused service model. Entries could focus on a new value-added service designed to help clients with their wider lifestyle goals; a product designed to deliver on the financial objectives of a distinct sub-segment of clients; an educational offering aimed at helping clients become more confident investors; or a cross-divisional referral programme to help business owners with their corporate financial or operational needs. The judges will be looking for a new offering which has been developed to meet a specific client need and which represents a real addition to the institution’s value proposition.

Milltrust International Group


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

INSURANCE SOLUTION
Awarded to: Insurance provider or intermediary that provides specialist products and services to the HNW community.

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

CONCIERGE SOLUTION
Awarded to: Concierge service provider for the HNW community.

Cassford Management

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING
Awarded to: Asset/fund managers or wealth managers that offer responsible investing programs, strategies or funds.

Rockefeller & Co

GLOBAL CUSTODIAN – EDITOR’S AWARD

RBC Investor & Treasury Services

LEADING INDIVIDUAL (ADVISOR)
Awarded to: Age and experience is no bar but something special should mark out this individual working in the private client world.

SEI – Duane Oakes

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING
Awarded to: Private client businesses or practitioners who advise individuals or families on their philanthropic activities.

Market Street Trust Company

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)
Awarded to: Open to women in private banking or wealth management who are an inspiration both to female clients and colleagues.

Rockefeller & Co – Loraine Tsavaris

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)
Awarded to: For wealth management organizations which demonstrate support for women in their career development.

Aspiriant

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
Awarded to: Open to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to thought leadership in wealth management.

Wise Counsel Research – Dr Keith Whitaker

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (ORGANIZATION)
Awarded to: Open to organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to thought leadership in wealth management.

Scorpio Partnership

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Charlotte Beyer, Founder, Institute for Private Investors

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