WealthBriefing European Awards 2014

Overview

The awards were 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.

These awards built on the success of our established worldwide awards programme, our events business and WealthBriefing’s unique position in the global wealth management market, by focusing on the European 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 WealthBriefingEuropean Awards will truly reflect excellence in wealth management from the grass roots up.


BACKGROUND

The WealthBriefing European Awards was supported primarily by our global network of daily newswires for the wealth and private asset management communities; WealthBriefing and WealthBriefingAsia.

Other supporting publications were Offshore Red, Family Wealth Report, Executive Compensation Briefing and WealthCareers.


TIMING

The selection and judging process for the 2014 awards began in the summer of 2013. Nominations opened on 2nd September 2013 and closed on 17th January 2014. All firms were notified whether they had made the shortlist by 21st February 2014.


MEDIA EXPOSURE

Entrants who were shortlisted were announced on all WealthBriefing 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 black-tie dinner on 15th May 2014 at The Guildhall, London during which the winners of the shortlisted entrants were announced.

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


PARTNERS

External organisations 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.

A panel of trusted advisors were responsible for judging the private banking categories.

A second panel of private bankers judged the trusted advisor categories.

This was to ensure that commercially sensitive information is 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.

PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

UK based banks only

BEST OVERALL UK PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: UK-based private bank.

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are NOT domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

HNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with under GBP20 million with the bank.

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with over GBP20 million with the bank.

WEALTH PLANNING TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who are dedicated to clients’ tax, trust and wealth structuring issues.

CHARITY TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams working within a wealth management organisation or a stand-alone business offering advice and fulfilment to charities.


PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

European based banks only

BEST OVERALL EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: European-based private bank.

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are NOT domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

HNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with under EUR 20 million with the bank.

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with over EUR 20 million with the bank.

WEALTH PLANNING TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who are dedicated to clients’ tax, trust and wealth structuring issues.


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

SPECIALIST WEALTH MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Private asset managers that are NOT a bank or part of a bank. Can be based anywhere in Europe and can be any level of wealth or client type as a focus.

PRIVATE INVESTMENT MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Investment managers who specialise in providing portfolio advice to the private client and/or charity communities.

INVESTMENT PRODUCT PROVIDER
Criteria for entry: Fund managers based in Europe whose funds are available to private clients within Europe.

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Managers based in Europe whose alternative investments are available to private clients within Europe.

PLATFORM PROVIDER
Criteria for entry: Providers of tools, strategies, model portfolios and access to investment products for the wealth management community.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE
Criteria for entry: Organisations which manage the investment, wealth planning and lifestyle needs of more than one family.

PRIVATE INVESTMENT OFFICE
Criteria for entry: Organisations which specialise in the investment needs of UHNW individuals and families.


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 relaunch 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 trust companies that are part of a non-trust parent.

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Criteria for entry: Entries are only eligible from trust companies independent of larger non-trust businesses.


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: CRM, client reporting, client risk profiling, portfolio management.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRM SYSTEM
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 organisation.

DATA PROVIDER
Criteria for entry: Business providing financial data to private banks and other wealth managers.

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

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

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: This award seeks to recognise institutions which have developed innovative products and services for their clients as part of a solutionsfocused 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

PRIVATE PLACEMENT LIFE INSURANCE (“PPLI”)
Criteria for entry: This category is open to life insurance companies that offer open architecture insurance solutions to private banks, asset managers and others for the custody and management of investments supporting the value of those insurance solutions.

HIGH DEATH BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE (“HDBLI”)
Criteria for entry: This category is open to life insurance companies that offer high death benefit life insurance solutions to either domestic or international individuals to meet their liquidity needs.

CREATIVE USE OF INSURANCE SOLUTIONS FOR HNW AND UHNW CLIENTS
Criteria for entry: This category is open to private banks, asset managers and others who use insurance solutions, whether private placement life insurance or high death benefit life insurance, for the benefit of their clients.

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE
Criteria for entry: Open to IFCs wherever they are in the world.

M&A DEAL
Criteria for entry: A takeover or merger involving at least one private client business based in Europe.

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 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
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: 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)
Criteria for entry: For wealth management organisations which demonstrate support for women in their career development.

OUSTANDING 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 WealthBriefing European Awards 2014 are:

PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

UK based banks only

BEST OVERALL UK PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: UK-based private bank.

 

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are NOT domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

 

HNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with under GBP20 million with the bank.

 

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with over GBP20 million with the bank.

 

WEALTH PLANNING TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who are dedicated to clients’ tax, trust and wealth structuring issues.

 

CHARITY TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams working within a wealth management organisation or a stand-alone business offering advice and fulfilment to charities.

 


PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

European based banks only

BEST OVERALL EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: European-based private bank.

 

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are NOT domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

 

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with over EUR 20 million with the bank.

 


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

SPECIALIST WEALTH MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Private asset managers that are NOT a bank or part of a bank. Can be based anywhere in Europe and can be any level of wealth or client type as a focus.

 

PRIVATE INVESTMENT MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Investment managers who specialise in providing portfolio advice to the private client and/or charity communities.

 

INVESTMENT PRODUCT PROVIDER
Criteria for entry: Fund managers based in Europe whose funds are available to private clients within Europe.

*See disclaimer at bottom of the page.

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE
Criteria for entry: Organisations which manage the investment, wealth planning and lifestyle needs of more than one family.

 

PRIVATE INVESTMENT OFFICE
Criteria for entry: Organisations which specialise in the investment needs of UHNW individuals and families.

 


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.

 

BRAND LAUNCH/RELAUNCH
Criteria for entry: 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.

 


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

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

 

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

 

 

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Criteria for entry: Entries are only eligible from trust companies independent of larger non-trust businesses.

 


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: CRM, client reporting, client risk profiling, portfolio management.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: This award seeks to recognise institutions which have developed innovative products and services for their clients as part of a solutionsfocused 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

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE
Criteria for entry: Open to IFCs wherever they are in the world.

 

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.

Nancy Curtin

Andrew Steel

Eric Barnett

Jean-Francois Mazaud

Patrick Follea

 

RISING STAR
Criteria for entry: 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.

Arik Alter

Ben Chance

Paul O’Neill

Damien Bossard

Duncan Prince

 

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: Open to women in private banking or wealth management who are an inspiration both to female clients and colleagues.

Penny Lovell

Angela Calnan

Nicola Barber

Catherine Tillotson

Irene Manis

 

OUSTANDING 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.

Sponsors

Venue

Guildhall, City of London

Address: Guildhall, Gresham St, London, EC2V 7HH

Telephone: +44 20 7606 3030

Tickets

This event has already taken place.

Winners

The winners of the WealthBriefing European Awards 2014 are:

PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

UK based banks only

BEST OVERALL UK PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: UK-based private bank.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

Winner

Shortlisted

Highly Commended

 

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are NOT domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

HNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with under GBP20 million with the bank.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with over GBP20 million with the bank.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

WEALTH PLANNING TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who are dedicated to clients’ tax, trust and wealth structuring issues.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

CHARITY TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams working within a wealth management organisation or a stand-alone business offering advice and fulfilment to charities.

Winner

Shortlisted

Highly Commended


PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

European based banks only

BEST OVERALL EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: European-based private bank.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams whose clients are NOT domiciled in the jurisdiction in which the bank itself operates. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with over EUR 20 million with the bank.

Winner

Shortlisted


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

SPECIALIST WEALTH MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Private asset managers that are NOT a bank or part of a bank. Can be based anywhere in Europe and can be any level of wealth or client type as a focus.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

PRIVATE INVESTMENT MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Investment managers who specialise in providing portfolio advice to the private client and/or charity communities.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

PRIVATE INVESTMENT OFFICE
Criteria for entry: Organisations which specialise in the investment needs of UHNW individuals and families.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

INVESTMENT PRODUCT PROVIDER
Criteria for entry: Fund managers based in Europe whose funds are available to private clients within Europe.

Winner

Shortlisted

*See disclaimer at bottom of the page.

 

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE
Criteria for entry: Organisations which manage the investment, wealth planning and lifestyle needs of more than one family.

Winner

Shortlisted


EDITOR’S AWARDS

ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGER – EDITOR’S AWARD

Winner

 

BEST IT NEWCOMER – EDITOR’S AWARD

Winner


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.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

BRAND LAUNCH/RELAUNCH
Criteria for entry: 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.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

Highly Commended


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

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

Winner

Shortlisted

Highly Commended

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
Criteria for entry: Entries are only eligible from trust companies independent of larger non-trust businesses.

Winner

Shortlisted


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: CRM, client reporting, client risk profiling, portfolio management.

Winner

Shortlisted

Highly Commended

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

 

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION
Criteria for entry: This award seeks to recognise institutions which have developed innovative products and services for their clients as part of a solutionsfocused 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.

Winner

Shortlisted


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE
Criteria for entry: Open to IFCs wherever they are in the world.

Winner

Shortlisted

 

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.

Winner

Shortlisted

Nancy Curtin

Andrew Steel

Eric Barnett

Jean-Francois Mazaud

 

RISING STAR
Criteria for entry: 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.

Winner

Shortlisted

Duncan Prince

Arik Alter

Ben Chance

Paul O’Neill

Damien Bossard

 

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Private client businesses or practitioners who advise individuals or families on their philanthropic activities.

Winner

Shortlisted

Highly Commended

 

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

Winner

Shortlisted

Penny Lovell

Angela Calnan

Nicola Barber

Catherine Tillotson

Irene Manis

 

OUSTANDING 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.

Winner

Shortlisted

Highly Commended

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Winner

Phil Cutts

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