Overview

INTRODUCTION

WealthBriefing is excited to announce the launch of its 2021 European Awards programme.

Now in its ninth year, and building on the long-standing success of its independent judging process, nominations for the WealthBriefing European Awards 2021 are now open.

Having reported on the wealth management industry for over 15 years and being responsible for many research reports specifically covering European wealth management market, WealthBriefing is well placed to oversee a process that fairly rewards achievement, top class performance and innovation.

Winning a WealthBriefing Award sets organisations and individuals apart from their peers and is a tangible demonstration that they have something special to offer.

 

CATEGORIES

For those new to the awards, the categories are focused around three main areas:

  • Experts (individuals and teams)
  • Products
  • Services for wealth managers and clients/institutions of all sizes and types

 

JUDGING PROCESS

Within our global awards programmes, independence, integrity and genuine insight are the watchwords. The judging process is always conducted by expert panels drawn from the wealth management industry.

Each judge signs an NDA to ensure that all the information that they see in submissions remains strictly confidential. The list of the judges for the current iteration will be available soon.

We very much look forward to you joining the process and to welcoming winners to celebrate their achievement on 20th May 2021 when the public announcement is made.

 

SPONSORSHIP

For further information on categories and sponsorship opportunities please see here.

 

CONTACT

For more details about the awards process please contact rachel.fokes@clearviewpublishing.com

Key Dates

Key Dates for your diary

  • Nominations – Closed
  • Submission Deadline – Friday 29th January 2021 (midnight)
  • Finalists and Winners Notified of Their Success – Monday 1st March 2021
  • Public Announcement – Thursday 20th May 2021

Judges

Our global awards program is built on the independence of our judges.  Each judge will have signed an NDA to ensure that all the information they receive in the submissions is kept in the strictest confidence.

Trusted Advisors

Ausaf Abbas

Managing Director

Coombe Advisors

Ausaf Abbas founded Coombe Advisors to provide strategic, business and financial advice to a network of clients and associated businesses, with a focus on family offices, the wealth management industry and growth-oriented companies. Prior to that, Ausaf had a 25-year career at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, where he held various senior management positions in both investment banking and wealth management. His international experience includes 13 years based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and extensive experience managing wealth businesses across the MENA region. His broad range of interests include acting as senior advisor to a real estate investment banking firm and serving as a director of SEO London and Tara Arts, two charities focused on education and Asian theatre.

Panos Archondakis

Senior Director for Banking and Wealth Management

EPAM

Panos Archondakis is responsible for shaping and developing EPAM’s strategy for Banking and Wealth Management, tailoring EPAM services and solutions specifically for the industry while also working directly with clients to customize business models, develop digital strategy and lead multi-disciplinary solution teams.

Panos has held a variety of technology consulting and leadership roles in Financial Services and since 2005 has served at leading Wealth Managers including Morgan Stanley, UBS and Deutsche Bank, in London, New York and Hong Kong.

He has a broad range of experience covering the entire client service lifecycle and core banking as well as leading the development of digital banking strategy and solutions. He is currently focused on driving innovation and developing digital banking offerings across the spectrum of challengers, neobanks and major global institutions.

Paul Ayres

Partner

BDO

Paul joined BDO in 2000 becoming a partner in 2006 and is now head of BDO’s national private client practice. Paul advises in respect of all private client related tax matters but with a particular specialism in advising clients on their residence and domicile positions. Recognised as one of the most influential individuals in the wealth management industry, Paul is also is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Philippe Bongrand

Senior Partner

Legacy

Philippe advises wealthy individuals on leaving a legacy that will last forever. He builds on his experience in wealth management as well as his strategy consulting and marketing skills. Prior to founding LEGACY, Philippe headed the Wealth & Asset Management practice within a leading consulting firm where he advised clients on growth and digital strategies as well as transformation plans. He has worked with more than 50 clients - global, regional or domestic leaders – on all continents and in both offshore and/or onshore markets - seeking to improve their competitive position and economics. He also had operational roles in the industry, in particular having led functions such as strategy, business development, sales management, sales force effectiveness and marketing.

Rosalyn Breedy

Partner

Wedlake Bell

Rosalyn Breedy, a partner at Wedlake Bell, is a corporate and financial services lawyer with 24 years’ experience working in private practice, investment banking and at a multi-family office. Her core clients are family and owner managed businesses, family offices, trustees, private capital investors, private wealth managers and entrepreneurs (particularly private equity, hedge fund principals, fintech businesses) and other city professionals. Rosalyn also establishes private funds, advises family offices and fund management businesses and acts on a range of private equity and joint venture deals. Rosalyn has been a judge on the WealthBriefing European awards and has written a range of articles and presented seminars for family office conferences, accountants, wealth managers, alternative investment fund managers and fiduciary services. She has spoken in London, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montreux, Geneva, Monaco, Vancouver and Cape Town.

Christine Ciriani

CEO and Chief Commercial Office

Finantix

Christine has successfully built and grown businesses in Europe and Asia, and has more than two decades of experience in wealth management, asset management, investment banking and international management consultancy. She has helped advise global banks and FinTechs from product and market expansion to operational efficiency and regulatory solutioning. 

Prior to joining Finantix, Christine was Senior Partner and CEO Switzerland at Capco, a management consulting firm focused on financial markets, where she launched and led the global wealth and investment management practice. She was also part of the APAC Management team, with responsibility for launching Singapore and Thailand. Christine started her career at J. P. Morgan where she worked for both the investment and private bank in New York, London, Geneva and Hong Kong.

Sebastian Dovey

Founder

The Courageous Ideas Partnership

Sebastian Dovey is an entrepreneur, thought leader and board director in the fields of global wealth management, consumer insight, technology, scale-up companies and business management. Seb was the co-founder in 1998 of Scorpio Partnership, an award-winning global management consultancy and insight data business. This was acquired by Aon PLC in 2014. Seb is currently Chairman of F2 Strategy, and holds non-executive board roles at FiComm, Entrepreneurs Investment Office, and Angel Academe Nominee. He also holds advisory board seats at Moneyhub, Align 17 and Silver Lane. Separately, Seb is the Chairman of the Global Client Experience Innovation Committee for a major international bank and advises two sizeable financial families on their strategic growth for their investment offices.

Seb’s expertise spans 25 years of developing high-impact commercial strategies for private banks, global banks, asset managers, family offices, technology firms, service providers, aggregators and start-up initiatives. Seb is the 2018 winner of the Wealth Briefing Thought Leader of the Year award and he is Thought Leader-In-Residence for Fitch Learning worldwide. He is a regular commentator on the wealth management industry in the press and at conferences and academies, and has chaired and presented leading industry events in Asia, Europe and the United States. He has been a lecturer at The Swiss Finance Institute (formerly the Swiss Banking School) for its executive MBA programme. He serves as board member of the London School of Economics Generate initiative focused on entrepreneurship in the social sciences and is on the editorial board of WealthBriefing.

Pierre Dupont

Managing Partner

WIZE by TeamWork

Pierre is Managing Partner at WIZE by TeamWork, the all-in-one Wealth & Asset Management solution, which is one of the fastest growing WealthTech companies in Switzerland dedicated to External Asset Managers, Family Offices, Fund Managers and Banks.

He brings the judges panel an extensive banking operations expertise acquired during the last 9 years by heading business development of Bank Lombard Odier global custody & reporting services and 10 years of IT experience as Private Banking Client Executive at IBM Geneva before.

Both Swiss and Belgian, used to work in multi-cultural and multilingual environments, his motivation has been during his whole career to understanding customer's pains, translating those to experts who are able to solve them and setting the right level of expectations on both sides.

Steve Dyson

Director

Investment & Wealth Management Consultants

Steve is a founding director of Investment & Wealth Management Consultants. He has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and has held senior positions in the wealth management sector as operations director for Schroders Private Bank, and head of product development for State Street’s wealth manager services division. In addition, Steve has worked at The Bank of New York where he managed their enterprise level global banking relationships and at Citisoft Consultants where he was head of European business development. Steve brings a unique insight into industry trends and challenges given his senior roles within wealth management, investment operations, outsourcing and consulting.

Keith MacDonald

Head of Wealth Management

EY

Keith MacDonald is a partner in EY’s global financial services practice where his responsibilities include their services to wealth managers and private banks. He has led a wide range of strategic and transformational programmes across the industry, UK and internationally. He leads EY’s development and thought leadership in the wealth management and private banking sector, and is a regular contributor to conferences and publications.

Robert Macro 

Head of Private Client

Druces

Robert Macro is head of Druces’ international wealth and fiduciary practice and also leads the firm’s Family office team. He has significant experience with UK and international tax planning, trust matters, probates, tax disclosures and disputes for banks, high net worth individuals, trustees, international companies, UK collection societies and partnerships. Robert specialises in complex tax planning for international and domestic clients. He is highly recommended for his specialist knowledge in restructuring business assets and optimising investments into real estate and new technology worldwide. Over the past 16 years Robert has been involved in a number of notable matters successfully assisting clients caught up in the HSBC data theft in Switzerland and dealing with issues for fiduciaries drawn into litigation with a new government of a Middle Eastern state following the Arab Spring. He has also pioneered the successful use of various tax reliefs with claims for the remittance basis of taxation.

Arabella Murphy

Founder & Director

Propitious (London) Ltd

Arabella Murphy has nearly 25 years’ experience of helping wealthy individuals and families from around the world to plan for the future and resolve disharmony. As founder and director of Propitious (London) Ltd., she helps clients find clear and constructive solutions to their questions about succession, family business, risks and disputes.

Arabella qualified as a solicitor in 1996 with Allen & Overy LLP, becoming a partner in 2007. In 2009, she was a founding partner of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP. As a solicitor, Arabella was consistently ranked in the top tiers of the major directories for her expertise in private wealth planning and dispute resolution. She is a member of STEP and has written or co-authored several books on private wealth topics.

Cara Williams

Senior Partner

Mercer

Cara Williams, senior partner, is global leader family offices. Located in London, Cara develops and drives the strategy for Mercer’s work with financial intermediaries, wealth management firms and family offices globally. She ensures clients’ needs are appropriately met with a wide array of solutions from market insights, manager research, asset allocation to deal sourcing and establishment of investment platforms and solutions. Cara presents regularly on global investment trends in wealth management as well as on Mercer’s When Women Thrive platform for Financial Services.

With over 22 years of experience in the pensions and investment industry, Cara began at Mercer’s investment consulting business as Global COO in April 2005. Cara began her career in finance as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in New York. Prior to working in the investment industry, she was responsible for budgets and logistics for US Army and NATO MWR deployments. Cara is also an active mentor for external programs supporting and promoting women in their careers.

Ian Woodhouse

Head of Strategy and Change

Orbium

With over 25 years of experience, Ian is a recognised expert in private banking and wealth management business and technology improvement. He has multiple project experiences across business, operational, technology and digital issues. He is also an influential thought leader providing insights on relevant industry topics through speaking at key industry conferences and is the author of several articles.

Iain leads Orbium’ s Wealth Management C -level Survey which provides valuable insights from European and Asian executives on how their current and future business and technology models will evolve. He also serves on the editorial advisory boards of leading wealth publications. He has been a judge for the WealthBriefing European awards. Prior to joining Orbium, Ian has held senior roles with PwC , EY and IBM.

Private Bankers Panel

Gillian Austin-King

Senior Programme Manager, CS-MIP Programme

HSBC Bank

Gillian is a chartered accountant, a chartered banker and a member of the CISI with MBAs in both banking and finance, and degrees in economics and law. Gillian started off in audit with Price Waterhouse before moving into industry post-qualification. She spent several years working for various financial institutions as well as working for a number years as a senior management consultant, before moving to a role as head of change at a small private bank. Gillian is currently heading up the cyber security programme for global payments at HSBC.

Eric Barnett

Director

EFG Bank UK

Eric Barnett is an independent non-executive director of EFG Bank UK Limited, having previously been chief executive officer of Kleinwort Hambros, the UK private bank formed from the old SG Hambros and Kleinwort Benson businesses for 11 years 2007-2018. He has over 30 years’ experience in Wealth Management, with a particular focus on commercial and strategy, and has been behind a number of well-known acquisitions in the sector. He is also currently working with a challenger bank in the SME sector.

Liz Bottomley

General Manager - BOS Wealth Management UK Branch

Bank of Singapore

Liz Bottomley was appointed General Manager of BOS Wealth Management Europe's (BOSWME) UK Branch in January 2019, having joined the London branch of OCBC Banking November 2018. As the General Manager of the UK Branch, she is responsible forgrowing the business for BOSWME in the UK, targeting internationally focused clients who
are UK resident. BOSWME is an asset management business, headquartered in Lux, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BOS.

Liz has been advising private clients for over 25 years in Europe and Asia. Liz was previously the Head of Private Banking at Arbuthnot Latham, a boutique private bank in London
where the private banking business grew substantially under her tenor. She created a team to focus on international clients, particularly those living in Europe and Singapore
and Hong Kong in terms of Asian focus. Previously she had a successful and varied career with Coutts & Co covering private, commercial and international private banking and asset management. This culminated in her leading the Asia/Africa Team in London targeting high net worth clients living in those areas.

Liz is married to John and they have 3 children.

Jacqui Brabazon

Chief Marketing Officer (Retired)

Jacqui Brabazon is a retired financial services professional with over 35-years of experience covering Marketing, HR, Talent, Philanthropy and Client Management including 20 years in global and regional roles.

Most recently Jacqui was Chief Marketing Officer of the International Private Bank at J.P. Morgan prior to which she ran the Private Bank’s Asia Marketing function. Before J.P. Morgan, Jacqui spent 14 years at Standard Chartered Private Bank (formerly American Express Private Bank) where she held a variety of positions that combined the Global CMO role with the Head of Talent Enhancement, Philanthropy and Alternative Distribution and Key Client Management.

Previous experience also includes 11 years at Kleinwort Benson in various roles including running a Private Bank Client Management unit, Marketing, Business Development and HR.

Jacqui holds a BSoc Sci from Birmingham University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management.

Tom Burroughes

Group Editor

ClearView Financial Media

Tom Burroughes is group editor of ClearView Financial Media, publisher of WealthBriefing, WealthBriefingAsia and Family Wealth Report. Tom has worked at ClearView since 2008, reporting on news stories, interviewing industry leaders, writing features and comment pieces, and has spoken at conferences in London, Guernsey and Vienna, among other locations. He has discussed the industry’s issues on Reuters television and the BBC. Previously, Tom was wealth management editor of The Business, the weekly UK magazine run by the Telegraph Group, from 2007 to 2008. Before that, he was a correspondent in various roles at Reuters, the global newswire. Between 1994 and 2000, he was a reporter for Market News International, a New York-headquartered newswire.

Etienne D'Arenberg

Partner

Bank Mirabaud

Etienne d’Arenberg has been a limited partner at Mirabaud since 2011. He joined the group in 1999.

In 2016, he took over the management of the UK market for the group and sits on the board of Mirabaud Europe Ltd, the European bank of the group. He also sits on the board of his own family's family office. From 1995 to 1999, he was a MD at Creditanstalt Investment Bank in Vienna focusing on CEE countries. Prior to that, he was a development analyst in Paris for a subsidiary of Compagnie Générale des Eaux. He sits on or chairs several charity boards, most notably linked to music, in Switzerland, Europe and UK. He holds a MSc (Mgt) from Boston University and graduated from the Hotel Management School of Lausanne.

Peter Flavel

Chief Executive

Coutts

Peter joined Coutts as Chief Executive in March 2016 and, under his leadership, the iconic private bank has undergone a significant transformation across all of the Bank’s key performance targets: Return on Equity has grown from 4% to over 16% in less than 4 years and his focus on simplification has seen a 20% improvement in the cost to income ratio of the 327 year old business. In addition, Peter’s passion for innovation across banking, lending and wealth management and raising the bar on service standards has led to a market-leading net promoter score from Coutts’ clients. He has revived Coutts’ branding and image to be more warm and modern, whilst taking pride in its history, encouraging clients to recognise that Coutts is ‘more than a bank’.

Peter has over 30 years of experience in financial services across Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Coutts, Peter was the CEO of J.P. Morgan Private Wealth Management in Asia Pacific based in Singapore. Peter also spent nine years with Standard Chartered in Asia and founded their global Private Bank in 2006.

Peter is vice Chair of Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Study Conference and a member of the Philanthropy Advisory Committee of the Royal Albert Hall.

Peter was born in Australia and has degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Adelaide and initially practised law as a barrister and solicitor. He has also attended the advanced management programmes at Harvard Business School, University of Oxford and Singularity University.

James Fleming

Chief Executive Officer

Sandaire

James is an experienced Chief Executive and a leader of businesses focused on Private Wealth Management and broader financial services.

James has over 30 years of experience of advising families with significant wealth both in the UK and internationally. James joined Sandaire in 2017 from Arbuthnot Latham & Co. Private Bank where he was Chief Executive and latterly Vice Chairman. James led the transformation of the business, adding an extensive range of expertise and services, which enabled Arbuthnot Latham & Co. to become a leading Private Bank in the UK.

James started his career at Hambros Bank and moved from the role of Managing Director of SG Hambros (UK) in 2002 to the private bank, Coutts & Co., where he headed the International Division including responsibility for the Bank’s offices in the Crown Dependencies, Monaco and the Middle East.

James is actively involved in speaking engagements across the sector.  He plays a crucial role in Sandaire’s communications strategy, positioning Sandaire as an expert in the industry and educating individuals about the evolving nature of family offices.

Martin Heale

Director

Schroder US Wealth Management

Martin heads the Schroder Wealth Management (US) team specialising in international wealth management for US clients residing in the US, UK and elsewhere. Prior to joining Schroders, Martin was managing director and head of Americas at the Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management International in London, and before that head of private wealth management at Kleinwort Benson. A stockbroker by training, Martin has over 30 years’ experience in advising clients and working in partnership with clients’ other professional advisors. He is also a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and sits on the expert panel for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Mark Hussein

Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Life (UK) and Head of UK Insurance

HSBC Bank

Mark Hussein was appointed CEO, HSBC Life (UK), and Head of UK Insurance in November 2015. Prior to that Mark was appointed to spearhead the strategy for global commercial insurance and investments in 2011. Mark left the group in 2007 to join Kleinwort Benson as head of private wealth management UK and the Channel Islands. He was a member of the Kleinwort Benson group regional executive committee and sat on the board of Kleinwort Benson Trustees. Mark’s responsibilities included the expansion and strategic development of the organisation’s private wealth management business from its London hub and network of regional offices. Mark also had responsibility for the international PWM and private fiduciary business. Prior to joining Kleinwort Benson, Mark spent 13 years with the HSBC Group.

Sean Kiernan

CEO and Founder

Greengage

Sean has extensive experience in financial services, having worked in various roles in executive management.  Most recently, Sean was the COO of the London office of the first bank in the world to offer crypto products to clients. His insights from traditional finance, combined with banking and regulatory expertise in the digital asset space, are instrumental in setting up the first regulated digital merchant bank in the UK – Greengage.

Penny Lovell

CEO Private Investment Office

Sanlam

Penny has more than 20 years experience advising private clients, families and charities and joined Sanlam to develop their high net worth and family office offering in September 2017. Prior to this she held various executive roles in wealth management. At Close Brothers she was head of private client and responsible for marketing and distribution across the various business channels. Before that she was managing director at Rothschild. Penny was also head of business development and marketing at Fleming Family & Partners where she also covered philanthropy and financial education. Penny also sits on the boards of Pennies, The Digital Charity Box, Prism the Gift Fund and the development board for Park Theatre.

Glenn Murphy

Chief Operating Officer

Stonehage Fleming Group

Glenn is Chief Operating Officer for Stonehage Fleming Investment Management, where he delivers improved business target operating models.  Glenn’s role includes delivering strategic operating and technology platforms to enable the business to offer robust solutions and improved processes for the benefit of clients.

Glenn is an experienced financial services and technology executive, with over 20 years of leadership experience in a wide variety of positions, having worked in lead roles for Schroders, Cazenove Capital, London & Capital and Rathbones. He is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments and CFA UK.  Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science degree, having studied Applied Physics and Computer Science.  He is Investment Management certified (IMC) and qualified in Investment Operations (IOC).  Glenn is also a non-executive director for a number of UCITS funds.

Glenn regularly attends and speaks at industry events, panels and has written over 30 articles on the areas of innovation in banking and investment management.  Outside of industry Glenn is a qualified coach, a member of Mensa and also has his own charitable foundation focused on supporting new charity start-ups and directed philanthropy.

Tom Slocock

Managing Director - Head of International Product Development and Origination

iCapital Network

Tom is a Managing Director and Head of International Product and Origination at iCapital Network, responsible for the development and expansion of the firm’s product offering in markets outside the United States. Tom has almost 30 years of experience within wealth management working with clients and managing teams, businesses, and global product classes. Prior to joining the firm, Tom spent 11 years at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, most recently as head of the Global Funds Group, overseeing the sourcing, research, structuring, marketing, and servicing of both traditional and alternative fund offerings across all client franchises. Previously, Tom was CEO of Deutsche Bank’s UK wealth management business. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Tom spent a decade at Credit Suisse, where his last role was as the London Head of International Private Banking. He started his career in wealth management at Goldman Sachs in London. Tom holds a BA/MA degree in Zoology from Oxford University and completed the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School.

Matthew Spencer

Head of Business Development and Marketing

Close Brothers Asset Management

Matthew is a highly effective leader of business development teams with unique experience of managing external and internal growth strategies across brands nationally and internationally. He is managing director, head of business development and marketing at Close Brothers and a member of the management committee. He has extensive experience at executive level developing and implementing strategy whilst personally leading new business growth. Matthew has previously held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Coutts and Credit Suisse.

Iain Tait

Partner & Head of the Private Investment Office

London & Capital

Iain became a Partner of London & Capital in 2008 and heads the firm's Private Investment Office, which he founded in 2013. The Private Investment Office provides wealth management services for some of the firm’s largest clients.

Prior to joining London & Capital, Iain ran his own wealth management business for five years, in association with Zurich Financial Services Limited, where he built and maintained a significant high net worth client base. Before that, he was a partner at Freeman, Farmer and Anderson Company at only 27.

He has been awarded the Investment Management Certificate, a Diploma in Financial Planning and a BA Hons degree from The University of Manchester. He has been named in CityWealth’s ‘Top Private Bankers & Investment Managers’ leaders list for the past 3 years and was named in PAM ‘Top 40 under 40’ in 2013.

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, JDX Consulting and Ten Group.

Emma Wheeler

Director, Client Strategy Office

UBS Global Wealth Management

Emma Wheeler is a Director with responsibility for female client strategy at UBS Global Wealth Management. She is an experienced communications, marketing and business development
strategist with a demonstrated history of working with global brands, particularly around change management within professional services businesses. At UBS she is responsible for the banks focus on women and their unique financial needs. Before joining UBS Global Wealth Management in early2018, Emma was head of content for a global private wealth law firm where she led the firms content strategy and approach to thought leadership.

She is a graduate of London University, with a degree in English and Classics, a mother of two children and has a passion for skiing, horse-riding, the Arts and culture.

Technology Panel

Matthew Drummond-Smith

Associate Director and Head of Operations

Bordier UK

After graduating from the University of Bristol in 2004 with an honours degree in Classics, Matthew joined Bordier UK within the operations team. Matthew is an associate Director of Bordier UK and head of Operations, where he has overall responsibility for the company’s operations, including dealing and CASS. Matthew is a Chartered Member of the CISI and holds both the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) and Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Adam Sorrin

Head of Data & Access Management

RBS Private Banking

With more than 20 years experience in the private banking industry, Adam has held positions across back office, front office, risk, change and technology. Adam’s delivery record includes regulatory-compliant solutions, business process optimisation, wholesale re-platforming activities, as well as a number of years leading CRM enhancement initiatives. Leveraging experience in the modelling, migration and ongoing management of customer data, Adam’s current role sees him lead strategic data management projects - driving efficiency, mitigating risk, and providing the foundation for deeper and more meaningful customer insights.

Wendy Spires

Head of Research

ClearView Financial Media

Wendy has been a wealth management journalist, researcher and consultant for a decade, covering a huge range of international markets and sub-sectors over that time. Known as a technology and communications specialist, she has written an array of in-depth reports on issues affecting private banks and wealth managers, ranging from compliance and innovation trends through to client experience, branding and marketing strategies. As well as speaking at conferences in both the UK and abroad, Wendy also regularly consults for wealth and asset managers, including carrying out research projects among end H/UHNW clients for both internal and external purposes.

Mike Toole

Chief Operating Officer

Artorius Wealth

Mike is group chief operating officer and one of the founders of Artorius, a wealth manager that has shown strong growth since its inception in 2014. Operating from the UK and Switzerland and covering Europe and the Middle East, Mike has been the architect behind a model that delivers a multi-jurisdictional client-centric wealth-planning proposition underpinned by a strong governance infrastructure. Mike was previously a partner at accountancy firms RSM and Baker Tilly, where he was group operations director for the financial management and investment businesses. Prior to this he years’ experience in financial services and banking with KPMG, Santander and UK mutual societies. He also helped found a Saudi family office and managed a substantial private equity portfolio.

William Trout

Director of Wealth Management

Javelin Strategy & Research

William Trout is a thought leader on North American technology strategy and innovation in the wealth and asset management industries. He has particular expertise on platform automation; portfolio management and optimization tools; data capture, storage and analytics; and robotic process automation and AI. Within the wealth management arena, his interests include financial planning, investment advisory, retail brokerage, and trust. An authority on digital advice delivery, William has been widely quoted in publications such as Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client gatherings. Currently, William is director of wealth management at Javelin Strategy & Research. Prior to Javelin, William led the wealth management practice at Celent, the research and advisory arm of Oliver Wyman. Previously, he was head of product and segment development for affluent and high net worth customers within BBVA USA, as well as a member of the BBVA Group’s global Private Banking management team. William holds an AB from Harvard College.

Categories

The submission process for The Ninth Annual WealthBriefing European Awards 2021  is now unfortunately closed.

For any questions, please contact rachel.fokes@clearviewpublishing.com

 

 

Finalists

UNITED KINGDOM PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES

HSBC Private Banking in three categories

Citi Private Bank

Standard Chartered Private Bank

Barclays Private Bank in two categories

Deutsche Bank

VAR Capital

Close Brothers

Julius Baer

Kleinwort Hambros in two categories

Waverton Investment Management

Brown Shipley

EUROPEAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

BNP Paribas in four categories

Quintet Private Bank

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in three categories

Société Générale

Nykredit in two categories

REYL Group

Citi Private Bank in two categories

Barclays Private Bank in two categories

Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA

Société Générale in four categories

Indosuez Wealth Management in three categories

Family Office Private Banking (VTB)

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

Bordier UK

Lombard International Assurance

Westminster Wealth Management in two categories

Tribe Impact Capital

Julius Baer in two categories

Capital Generation Partners

Lincoln Private Investment Office

Sanlam in two categories

Stonehage Fleming

JTC

Artorius

VAR Capital

Greystone Wealth Management

SYZ Capital

Capital Generation Partners

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP

Gresham House

Bite Investments

WIZE by TeamWork

Peritus Investment Consultancy

PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

 Strabens Hall in two categories

Westminster Wealth Management in two categories

RiverPeak Wealth

Taylor Wessing

Handelsbanken

UFG Wealth Management

Accuro

Saffrey Champness

JTC

RBC Wealth Management

Northern Trust

EY

Sionic

Alpha FMC

Lombard International Assurance

Sanlam

Druces

Carey Olson

WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (VENDORS)

InvestCloud in three categories

WIZE by TeamWork in two categories

Avaloq in three categories

Dorsum

INATIGO

Expersoft Systems in three categories

ERI Banking Software in two categories

SS&C Advent

NICE Actimize

KlarityRisk in two categories

TechRules in two categories

AM One AG

Fenergo in two categories

Sionic

Hamilton Court

Morningstar in two categories

iSPIRAL

CitCo

Fundcount

Oxford Risk

Tiller Technologies

BITE Investments

Overstone Art

KlarityRisk

Julius Baer

Moonfare in two categories

Novastone Media

Additiv AG

Delio

RecordSure

City Wharf Private Wealth

Overstone Art

Multrees

KA Watson Consultancy Ltd

WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (IN-HOUSE)

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

SPECIAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

Morningstar

Handelsbanken

Pheonix Financial PR

Qatar Financial Centre

Guernsey Finance

Northern Trust

Multrees Investor Services

Tribe Impact Capital

Syzgy Investment Consultancy

Block Asset Management

City Wharf Private Health

Coutts

Stephenson Executive Search

LEADERSHIP CATEGORIES

BNP Paribas

EY

Somers Partnership

Julius Baer

Standard Chartered

Crestbridge

Oak Group

 

About our Sponsors

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Venue

DeVere Connaught Rooms

Address: 61-65 Great Queen St, Holborn, London, WC2B 5DA

Charity

We are an education charity supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, helping them to progress to further education, employment or training.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund was established in 2004 to fund targeted research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease through venture based philanthropy. All organizational expenses are paid for by the Founders and Board, allowing all other contributions to be applied directly to Alzheimer’s Disease research. Our foundational research is focused on identifying all the genes and gene mutations that are linked to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Our values are deeply ingrained in the School. When they opened the school’s doors in 1968, our founding trustees envisioned a new and progressive institution, embedded within the real-world environment of a working hospital. They called for the levels of passion, inquiry, dedication, knowledge, leadership, and innovation for which the School is renowned.

Today, we train nearly 2,000 students and postdoctoral fellows each year, with several thousand faculty members in numerous clinical and basic science departments, multidisciplinary institutes and centers. Our NIH funding is among the highest nationwide. We have built inspirational leadership, a comprehensive infrastructure, strategic affiliates, and a solid support system, as we train health care leaders for the 21st century amid the vibrant and diverse city of New York.

Nerve Tumours UK provides support and information, as well as campaigns and raises awareness on behalf of over 26,500 people in the UK who have Neurofibromatosis (NF1 and NF2) and Schwannomatosis. We’re here to improve lives for people with nerve tumours, by making sure those affected have access to the help they require.


Here is a selection of some of our global charity partners that we supported through our previous awards programs.

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