Family Wealth Report Awards, 2014

Overview

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The awards were focussed around three main category groupings: experts (individuals and teams); products and services for wealth managers and clients, and institutions of all sizes and types.

These awards build on the success of our established worldwide awards programme, our events business and Family Wealth Report’s unique position in the global wealth management market by focusing on the US and Canadian markets.

Independence, integrity and genuine insight were the watchwords of the judging process. This involved specially convened expert panels drawn from both private banks and trusted advisors and supported by relevant expert third party organisations.

Uniquely, partner organisations were included to express the views of clients so that the Family Wealth Report Awards will truly reflect excellence in wealth management from the grass roots up.


BACKGROUND

The Family Wealth Report Awards was 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 were Offshore Red and Compliance Matters.


TIMING

The selection and judging process for the 2014 awards began in the summer of 2013. Nominations opened on August 5 and closed on November 25, 2013. All firms were notified whether they have made the shortlist on January 7, 2014.


MEDIA EXPOSURE

Entrants who were shortlisted were announced on all Family Wealth Report media, as were the eventual winners.

Additionally, an extensive PR campaign highlighted all the winners and shortlisted entrants to relevant media.


AWARD CEREMONY FORMAT

The culmination of the process was a gala dinner on March 13, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club, New York during which the winners of the shortlisted entrants were announced.

This networking event was conducted in a slick and snappy style. The formalities were not dragged out unnecessarily as is so often the case at industry awards.


PARTNERS

External organizations were brought into the judging process to further objectivity and to ensure that the views of the industry as a whole, along with ultimate client base, were represented.

These included specialists in branding, marketing, IT, philanthropy and investment management.


JUDGING PROCESS

There were two judging panels for the awards.

  1. Investment advisors (judging the trusted advisor categories)
  2. Other trusted advisors (judging the investment management categories)

This was to ensure that commercially sensitive information were kept confidential and to avoid conflicts of interest.

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

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Private Bankers Panel

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Nominations are now closed.

FAMILY OFFICE CATEGORIES

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (UP TO AND INCLUDING $4 BILLION AUM)
Criteria for entry: MFOs with up to and including $4 billion AuM.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (ABOVE $4 BILLION AUM)
Criteria for entry: MFOs with above $4 billion AuM.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NATIONAL)
Criteria for entry: MFOs with a genuinely national reach.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (REGIONAL)
Criteria for entry: MFOs with a predominantly regional offering and client base.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NEW ENTRANT)
Criteria for entry: New MFO offering of any size or reach.

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

SINGLE FAMILY OFFICES
Criteria for entry: Organizations servicing the investment, governance and reporting needs of only one family.


PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES

US PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: 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
Criteria for entry: 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
Criteria for entry: 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
Criteria for entry: Teams within private banks that deliver tailored wealth structuring solutions to HNW and UHNW clients.

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


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

CANADIAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Non-bank wealth manager based in Canada.

PRIVATE CLIENT INVESTMENT PLATFORM
Criteria for entry: Investment platform specialising in servicing the investment needs of the HNW community.

FUND MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Collective investment manager with an investments range suitable for the HNW community.

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

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

NATIONAL PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Wealth management businesses that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a national level.

REGIONAL PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Wealth management businesses that deliver a differentiated and high level of service to HNW and UHNW clients on a regional level.


MARKETING CATEGORIES

ONLINE CAMPAIGN
Criteria for entry: 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
Criteria for entry: 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
Criteria for entry: Most effective and innovative brand launch or re-launch in the private client world, either a whole business unit or a product/service within an existing business.


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

EFFECTIVE LEGAL TEAM
Criteria for entry: Law firm team or barrister dedicated to private client issues.

EFFECTIVE TAX/ACCOUNTANCY TEAM
Criteria for entry: Team in accountancy firm/consultancy specialising in reporting, transacting or wealth structuring for private clients.

INSTITUTIONAL TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Criteria for entry: Entries only eligible from fiduciaries that are part of a non-fiduciary parent.

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Criteria for entry: Entries only eligible from fiduciaries independant of larger non-fiduciary businesses.


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: Straight through processing, core banking.

GLOBAL CUSTODIAN
Criteria for entry: Custodians offering services to private client business.

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

RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: Technology solution providers specialising in tools for wealth managers to manage risk.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Criteria for entry: Technology solution providers specialising in tools for managing clients’ investment portfolios.

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS
Criteria for entry: Technology solution providers specialising in tools for wealth managers to communicate with clients.

CRM
Criteria for entry: Client relationship management systems for wealth managers.

ONBOARDING
Criteria for entry: Technology solutions to help wealth managers bring new clients into their organization.

OUTSOURCING SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: Third party organizations providing business processes or systems to wealth management businesses.


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

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

CONCIERGE SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: Concierge service provider for the HNW community.

LEADING INDIVIDUAL
Criteria for entry: Age and experience is no bar but something special should mark out this individual working in the private client world.

RISING STAR
Criteria for entry: A wealth manager or private client professional 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
Criteria for entry: Private client businesses or practitioners who advise individuals or families on their philanthropic activities.

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)
Criteria for entry: Women in wealth management who have inspired both colleagues and clients.

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)
Criteria for entry: For wealth management organisations which demonstrate support for women in their career development.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Criteria for entry: For individuals who have enhanced the standing of the local wealth management industry.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Criteria for entry: Open to individuals or businesses that demonstrate an outstanding contribution to thought leadership in wealth management as demonstrated by contributions to periodicals and events specialising in wealth management.

Finalists

The finalists for the Family Wealth Report Awards 2014 are:

FAMILY OFFICE CATEGORIES

BEST:

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (UP TO AND INCLUDING $4 BILLION AuM)

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (ABOVE $4 BILLION AuM)

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NATIONAL)

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (REGIONAL)

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NEW ENTRANT)

 


PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES

BEST:

US PRIVATE BANK

 

CANADIAN PRIVATE BANK

 

PRIVATE BANK – OFFERING FOR FAMILY OFFICES

 


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

BEST:

PRIVATE CLIENT INVESTMENT PLATFORM

 

FUND MANAGER

 

ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGER

 

NATIONAL PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER

 

REGIONAL PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER

 


MARKETING CATEGORIES

BEST:

BRAND LAUNCH/RELAUNCH, PRINT AND ONLINE

 


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

BEST:

GLOBAL CUSTODIAN

 

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION

 

RISK PROFILING SOLUTION

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

 

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS

 

CRM SYSTEM

 

ON-BOARDING

 

OUTSOURCING SOLUTION

 


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

EFFECTIVE LEGAL TEAM

 

EFFECTIVE TAX/ACCOUNTANCY TEAM

 


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

BEST:

LEADING INDIVIDUAL

Michael Cole Larry Hughes
Richard Del Monte John A. Warnick
John Taft

 

RISING STAR

Jennifer Kenning Kevin Campbell
Jill ShipleyStrenta Family Office Services Edouard Thijssen
Judy Spalthoff

 

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)

Rebecca H Patterson Pat Soldano
Kim Dellarocca Leslie C Voth
Sharon Sager

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Edward I Rudman Charles W Collier
Leslie C Voth Alfred P West Jr
Marty Halbfinger

 

INSURANCE SOLUTION

 

CONCIERGE SOLUTION

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP – GROUP A

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP – GROUP B

Sponsors

Venue

Metropolitan Club

Address: One East Sixtieth Street, New York, NY 10022-1054, USA

Tickets

The event has already taken place.

Winners

The winners of the Family Wealth Report Awards 2014 are:

FAMILY OFFICE CATEGORIES

BEST:

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (UP TO AND INCLUDING $4 BILLION AuM)

Winner

Shortlisted

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (ABOVE $4 BILLION AuM)

Winner

Shortlisted

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NATIONAL)

Winner

Shortlisted

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (REGIONAL)

Winner

Shortlisted

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE (NEW ENTRANT)

Winner

Shortlisted

 


PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES

BEST:

US PRIVATE BANK

*Highly Commended

Winner

Shortlisted

 

 

CANADIAN PRIVATE BANK

Winner

Shortlisted

 

PRIVATE BANK – OFFERING FOR FAMILY OFFICES

Winner

Shortlisted

 


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

BEST:

PRIVATE CLIENT INVESTMENT PLATFORM

Winner

Shortlisted

 

FUND MANAGER

Winner

Shortlisted

 

ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGER

Winner

Shortlisted

 

NATIONAL PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER

Winner

Shortlisted

 

REGIONAL PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER

Winner

Shortlisted

 


MARKETING CATEGORIES

BEST:

BRAND LAUNCH/RELAUNCH, PRINT AND ONLINE

Winner

Shortlisted

 


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

BEST:

GLOBAL CUSTODIAN

Winner

Shortlisted

 

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION

Winner

Shortlisted

 

RISK PROFILING SOLUTION

Winner

Shortlisted

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

Winner

Shortlisted

 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Winner

Shortlisted

 

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS

Winner

Shortlisted

 

CRM SYSTEM

Winner

Shortlisted

 

ON-BOARDING

Winner

Shortlisted

 

OUTSOURCING SOLUTION

Winner

Shortlisted

 


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

EFFECTIVE LEGAL TEAM

Winner

Shortlisted

 

EFFECTIVE TAX/ACCOUNTANCY TEAM

Winner

Shortlisted

 


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

BEST:

LEADING INDIVIDUAL

Winner

Shortlisted

JOHN TAFT

MICHAEL COLE LARRY HUGHES
RICHARD DEL MONTE JOHN A. WARNICK

 

RISING STAR

Winner

Shortlisted

JILL SHIPLEYStrenta Family Office Services

JENNIFER KENNING KEVIN CAMPBELL
EDOUARD THIJSSEN JUDY SPALTHOFF

 

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING

Winner

Shortlisted

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)

Winner

Shortlisted

LESLISE C VOTH
REBECCA H PATERSON PAT SOLDANO
KIM DELLAROCCA SHARON SAGER

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)

Winner

Shortlisted

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

*Highly Commended

ALFRED P WEST JR

 

Winner

Shortlisted

CHARLES W COLLIER
EDWARD I RUDMAN LESLIE C VOTH
MARTY HALBFINGER

 

INSURANCE SOLUTION

Winner

Shortlisted

 

CONCIERGE SOLUTION

Winner

Shortlisted

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP – GROUP A

Winner

Shortlisted

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP – GROUP B

Winner

Shortlisted

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