WealthBriefingAsia – Hong Kong Awards, 2014

Overview

WealthBriefingAsia has announced it is increasing its offering for the private client industry, with the launch of the inaugural WealthBriefingAsia Hong Kong Awards.

The awards will be 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 will build on the success of our established worldwide awards programme, our events business and WealthBriefingAsia’s unique position in the global wealth management market, by focusing on the Greater China market.

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

Uniquely, partner organisations will be included to express the views of clients so that theWealthBriefingAsia Hong Kong Awards will truly reflect excellence in wealth management from the grass roots up.

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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PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

Hong Kong banks only

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 USD30 million with the bank.

BOUTIQUE PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: A stable and independent pure play private bank providing diverse and innovative wealth management services at the core of its business.

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams who look after clients with over USD30 million with the bank.

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


PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

Other Greater China banks

PRIVATE BANK – CHINA
Criteria for entry: Local or international private bank with operations in China.

PRIVATE BANK – TAIWAN
Criteria for entry: Local or international private bank with operations in Taiwan.


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

INDEPENDENT WEALTH MANAGER
Criteria for entry: This award seeks to recognise independent wealth managers operating in the Asia-Pacific region which have a demonstrably client-focused model and which are innovators in the space. Entrants will be assessed on a broad range of criteria, including: how they segment clients to better service them; how they communicate with clients generally and in time of market stress; how they assess clients’ risk-profiles and match them to appropriate investments; how they help with clients’ wider life goals, such as leaving a legacy; and how client dissatisfaction is dealt with.

FUND MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Providers of collective investments for the HNW community.


MARKETING CATEGORIES

TV CAMPAIGN
Criteria for entry: Wealth managers or other private client practitioners who have used TV or video to promote their services to private clients or to raise their profile either within the industry or to clients.

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

MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE
Criteria for entry: Multi-Family Office business based in Greater China. Can be an international or local player.

ISLAMIC FINANCE OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Team from within a wealth management or stand-alone business that offers Islamic Finance to clients. Can be a local or international player.

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Offerings from private banks or wealth managers which promote and encourage philanthropic activity amongst clients.

FX SOLUTION PROVIDER
Criteria for entry: Local provider of foreign exchange services to wealth management organisations or clients.

ETF PROVIDER
Criteria for entry: Fund/asset manager that makes exchange-traded products available for local wealth management clients.

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.

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.

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

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

PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

Hong Kong banks only

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM
HSBC Private Bank
ABN Amro Private Banking

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM
ABN Amro Private Banking
HSBC Private Bank
Standard Chartered Private Bank

HNW TEAM
ABN Amro Private Banking
Standard Chartered Private Bank

BOUTIQUE PRIVATE BANK
Bank Julius Baer
Coutts
Rothschild Bank

UHNW TEAM
Citi Private Bank
HSBC Private Bank


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

FUND MANAGER
Dragon Capital Group
Milltrust International


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

EFFECTIVE LEGAL TEAM
Baker & McKenzie
Herbert Smith Freehills
Withers

EFFECTIVE TAX/ACCOUNTANCY TEAM
Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte

INSTITUTIONAL TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY
HSBC Private Bank
RBC Wealth Management


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION
AG Delta
ABN Amro Private Banking
Finantix

RISK PROFILING SOLUTION
FinaMetrica
Milltrust International

ONBOARDING
Appway
Finantix


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING
Coutts
HSBC Private Bank
Withers

LEADING INDIVIDUAL
Pierre Chan – Baker & McKenzie
Dr Thomas R Meier – Bank Julius Baer
Richard Norridge – Herbert Smith Freehills
Erik Wallace – Withers
Richard Weisman – Baker & McKenzie

RISING STAR
Tim Burns – Withers
Vivian Tung – Standard Chartered Private Bank

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)
Katie Graves – Withers
Stella Kong – Standard Chartered Private Bank
Chingyee Yau – HSBC Private Bank

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)
Barclays, Wealth and Investment Management
Dragon Capital Group
RBC Wealth Management

OUSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Accenture
RBC Wealth Management
Scorpio Partnership

EDITOR’S AWARDS
In addition to the above categories, special Editor’s awards will be announced on the night.

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Venue

Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Address: 8 Finance Street, Hong Kong

Telephone: +852 3196 8888

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Winners

PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

Hong Kong banks only

DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM

WINNER: HSBC Private Bank

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM

WINNER: HSBC Private Bank

HNW TEAM

WINNER: Standard Chartered Private Bank

BOUTIQUE PRIVATE BANK

WINNER: Julius Baer

UHNW TEAM

WINNER: Citi Private Bank

 


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

FUND MANAGER

WINNER: Dragon Capital Group

 


PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

EFFECTIVE LEGAL TEAM

WINNER: Withers

 

EFFECTIVE TAX/ACCOUNTANCY TEAM

WINNER: Deloitte

INSTITUTIONAL TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY

WINNER: RBC Wealth Management

HIGHLY COMMENDED: HSBC Private Bank


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION


WINNER: AG Delta

RISK PROFILING SOLUTION

WINNER: FinaMetrica

 

ONBOARDING

WINNER: Appway


EDITOR’S AWARDS

WEALTH PLANNING TEAM

WINNER: HSBC Private Bank

 

INDEPENDENT WEALTH MANAGER

WINNER: London & Capital Asia

 

ONLINE CAMPAIGN

WINNER: ABN AMRO Private Banking

 

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION

WINNER: ERI Bancaire

 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

WINNER: ERI Bancaire

 

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION

WINNER: Milltrust International

 

NEW MARKET ENTRANT

WINNER: MSCI

 

DATA PROVIDER

WINNER: Thomson Reuters

 

FX SOLUTION PROVIDER

WINNER: HSBC Private Bank


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING

WINNER: Coutts

 

LEADING INDIVIDUAL

WINNER: Dr Thomas R Meier – Bank Julius Baer

RISING STAR

WINNER: Tim Burns – Withers

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION)

WINNER: Stella Kong – Standard Chartered Private Bank

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (COMPANY CONTRIBUTION)

JOINT WINNER: Barclays, Wealth and Investment Management

JOINT WINNER: RBC Wealth Management

 

OUSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

WINNER: Scorpio Partnership

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

WINNER: Mimi Hutton – Withers

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