Overview

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

As in previous years, independence, integrity and genuine insight will be the watchwords of the judging process and will be conducted by an expert panel drawn from both private banks and trusted advisors/consultants to the sector.

To avoid any conflict of interest we have three judging panels. One panel of bankers who judge the trusted advisor categories. Another panel of trusted advisors who are responsible for judging the banking categories and a new panel of technology experts to judge the tech categories.

 

Winning an WealthBriefing European Award sets organisations and individuals apart from their peers and is a tangible demonstration that they have something special to offer, rewarding achievement and showcasing top class performance and innovation.

Key Dates

  • Nominations now closed
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS – 14 October 2020

Judges

Advisors Panel

Cara Williams

Senior Partner

Mercer

Cara Williams, Senior Partner, is ESG Strategy Leader for Mercer. Located in London, Cara leads the program of work to articulate and amplify Mercer’s ESG value proposition and positioning, embed […]

Ian Woodhouse

Lead Wealth Management Business Model Transformation and Thought Leader for Europe

Accenture

Ian Woodhouse is Lead Wealth Management Business Model Transformation and Thought Leader for Europe at Accenture. He helps our clients to evolve their future business models to deliver growth and business value […]

Keith MacDonald

Senior Advisor Wealth Management

EY

Keith is Senior Adviser Wealth Management for EY, helping to develop their brand and business, having led EY’s Wealth Management and Private Banking business for over 10 years. He is […]

Paul Ayres

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 […]

Rosalyn Breedy

Managing Director

Breedy Henderson

Rosalyn Breedy, is a Corporate, Funds and Financial Services lawyer and Managing Director of Breedy Henderson. She has 30 years of experience working in private practice, investment banking and at […]

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 […]

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 […]


Bankers Panel

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 […]

Eric Barnett

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 […]

Etienne D'Arenberg

Partner

Bank Mirabaud

Etienne d’Arenberg, born 1967, is a Limited Partner at Mirabaud since 2011. He joined the group in 1999 and has developed a very significant portfolio of private clients, including large […]

Gillian Austin-King

Global Head of Cyber Programmes

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 […]

Iain Tait

Partner & Head of the Private Investment Office

London & Capital

Iain joined London & Capital in in 2006 and became a Partner in 2008. He heads the firm’s Private Investment Office, which he founded in 2012. The Private Investment Office provides […]

Mark Hussein

MARK HUSSEIN CEO, HSBC Life (UK) and Head of UK Insurance

HSBC Bank

Mark Hussein is the UK CEO of HSBC Life and Head of UK Insurance at HSBC. Mark has spent more than two decades in a variety of financial services roles, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Penny Lovell

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Technology Panel

Adam Sorrin

Head of Data Management, Wealth

Natwest Group

Adam’s 25 years’ experience in Wealth Management includes holding roles across fulfilment, front office, risk, change and technology. With a desire to make things better, Adam has significant knowledge of […]

Matthew Drummond-Smith

Associate Director and Head of Operations

JM Finn

Matthew joined JM Finn in March 2022 as a Business Manager in our Investment Management Team. Prior to joining JM Finn, Matthew spent 16 years with Bordier UK, where he […]

Mike Toole

Advisor

Various

Mike is currently advisor to venture capital houses and families. He is an investor, Co-Founder and formerly group chief operating officer of Artorius, a wealth manager that has shown strong […]

Philippe Bongrand

CEO

FNZ

Philippe is the CEO of FNZ for Switzerland and Private Banking. FNZ is a global leading tech company offering IT & Operations outsourcing services to financial institutions allowing them to […]

Sean Kiernan

CEO and Founder

Greengage

Sean is the Founder and CEO of Greengage. He has extensive experience in financial services, having worked in various executive management positions. He founded Greengage after working at the first […]

Sharmil Patwa

Founder

Opus Una

Sharmil is the founder of Opus Una a consultancy started in 2011 to help participants in the wealth management ecosystem build better products and services and to manage business change […]

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 […]

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 […]

Categories

Entries for this year’s awards are now closed, but the 2021 European Awards programme has been launched.  

Pre-Awards Supplement


Awards Winners Supplement


Finalists

United Kingdom Private Banking Categories

OVERALL UK PRIVATE BANK FINALISTS Barclays Private Bank Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank Coutts EFG Private Bank HSBC Private Banking Kleinwort Hambros Lombard Odier DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM FINALISTS Barclays Private Bank EFG Private Bank Kleinwort Hambros INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM FINALISTS Barclays Private Bank Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank EFG Private Bank HSBC Private Banking HNW TEAM FINALISTS Coutts EFG Private Bank HSBC Private Banking UHNW TEAM FINALISTS Coutts EFG Private Bank HSBC Private Banking Kleinwort Hambros Lombard Odier CHARITY TEAM FINALISTS Barclays Private Bank HSBC Private Banking BEST PRIVATE BANK – CLIENT SERVICE Winner to be announced at awards dinner. BEST PRIVATE BANK – INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FINALISTS Lombard Odier Multrees Investor Services BEST PRIVATE BANK – TALENT MANAGEMENT AND DIVERSITY Winner to be announced at awards dinner. PRIVATE BANK – BEST CREDIT PROVIDER FINALISTS Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank EFG Private Bank PRIVATE BANK CUSTOMER FACING DIGITAL (INVESTMENTS) Winner to be announced at awards dinner.

European Private Banking Categories

OVERALL EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK FINALISTS ABN AMRO Private Banking Banque Paris Bertrand BNP Paribas Wealth Management Julius Baer Lombard Odier REYL & Cie Schroder & Co Bank Societe Generate Private Banking DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM FINALISTS ABN AMRO Private Banking Bank Paris Bertrand BNP Paribas Wealth Management Nykredit Private Banking INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM FINALISTS Schroder & Co Bank Banque SYZ HNW TEAM FINALISTS BNP Paribas Wealth Management REYL & Cie UHNW TEAM FINALISTS Banque Paris Bertrand BNP Paribas Wealth Management REYL & Cie Societe Generale Private Banking BEST PRIVATE BANK – CLIENT SERVICE FINALISTS Banque Paris Bertrand Lombard Odier Nykredit Private Banking REYL & Cie Schroder & Co Bank Societe Generale Private Banking Banque SYZ BEST PRIVATE BANK – INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FINALISTS BNP Paribas Wealth Management Lombard Odier BEST PRIVATE BANK – TALENT MANAGEMENT Winner to be announced at awards dinner. PRIVATE BANK – BEST CREDIT PROVIDER FINALISTS BNP Paribas Wealth Management Societe Generale Private Banking PRIVATE BANK CUSTOMER FACING DIGITAL CAPABILITIES (BANKING) FINALISTS ABN AMRO Private Banking Societe Generale Private Banking  BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT BUSINESS SERVICING CENTRAL OR EASTERN EUROPE REGION FINALISTS BNP Paribas Wealth Management Polska UBP BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT BUSINESS SERVICING THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO Winner to be announced at awards dinner.

Investment Management Categories

SPECIALIST WEALTH MANAGER FINALISTS Bordier UK Capitalium Advisors Julius Baer London & Capital Banque SYZ SPECIALIST INVESTMENT MANAGER FINALISTS Capitalium Advisors Greystone Impax Asset Management Julius Baer Skenderbeg Investment Management Tribe Impact Capital  PRIVATE INVESTMENT OFFICE FINALISTS CapGen Partners Lincoln Private Investment Office Sanlam Wren Investment Office MULTI FAMILY OFFICE FINALISTS Artorius Capitalium Advisors Crestbridge JTC Stonehage Fleming VTB Bank  FUND MANAGER FINALISTS Banque Paris Bertrand Block Asset Management Greystone Sanlam Skenderbeg Investment Management INVESTMENT PRODUCT PROVIDER Winner to be announced at awards dinner. ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGER FINALISTS Avignon Capital BNP Paribas Wealth Management Gresham House Skenderbeg Investment Management SYZ Group EXTERNAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PLATFORM AND OFFERING FINALISTS Dolfin Evooq Julius Baer PLATFORM PROVIDER FINALISTS Dolfin Evooq Overstone ETF PROVIDER Winner to be announced at awards dinner. Marketing/PR Categories BEST MARKETING or PR CAMPAIGN FINALISTS Barclays Private Bank – Evolution of Evolution Barclays Private Bank – Smarter Giving Campaign Dolfin Lombard Odier Sanlam Private Client Categories PRIVATE CLIENT LAW FIRM NOMINEES Druces Stephenson Harwood OFFSHORE LAW FIRM FINALISTS Carey Olsen Ogier PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER FINALISTS Druces – Robert Macro Stephenson Harwood – Emily Osborne INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY FINALISTS Accuro Crestbridge Highvern Trustees Intertrust IQ-EQ JTC Oak Group  INSTITUTIONAL TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY FINALISTS Kleinwort Hambros RBC Wealth Management MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY

FINALISTS Alpha Financial Markets Consulting EY Sionic

Wealth Management Technology Categories (Tech vendors only)

FRONT OFFICE FINALISTS AM-One Avaloq Evooq Expersoft Systems Finantix Profile Software SS&C Advent swissQuant Group  TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION FINALISTS AM-One Avaloq ERI Banking Software Expersoft Systems PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT FINALISTS AM-One BITA Risk ERI Banking Software Evooq Expersoft Systems SS&C Advent swissQuant Group Tindeco Financial Services  CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS NOMINEES AM-One Dorsum Expersoft Systems FundCount SS&C Vision FI CLIENT REPORTING FINALISTS AM-One Dorsum Expersoft Systems FundCount Prometeia SimCorp Coric SS&C Advent TechRules COMPLIANCE FINALISTS AM-One ERI Banking Software Expersoft Systems Fenergo KlarityRisk Know Your Customer Prometeia CRM SYSTEM FINALISTS AM-One Expersoft Systems Tindeco Financial Services   OUTSOURCING SOLUTION FINALISTS AM-One Avaloq Expersoft Systems GPP Group Multrees Investor Services Overstone BNY Mellon | Pershing SEI Wealth Platform DATA PROVIDER FINALISTS FactSet FE fundinfo Morningstar UK Preqin CLIENT ACCOUNTING Winner to be announced at awards dinner. RISK PROFILING SOLUTION FINALISTS AM-One BITA Risk Expersoft Systems Oxford Risk Prometeia SS&C Advent RISK MANAGEMENT FINALISTS AAAccell and Edmond de Rothschild REIM Edgelab KlarityRisk Profile Software Prometeia swissQuant Group TechRules Tindeco Financial Services   ONBOARDING FINALISTS Appway Contemi Solutions Expersoft Systems Fenergo FINANTIX Know Your Customer Profile Software SS&C Advent INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION FINALISTS 3rd-eyes analytics AAAccell and Edmond de Rothschild REIM BITA Risk Dorsum Evooq KlarityRisk CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS/BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION Winner to be announced at awards dinner. INNOVATIVE FINTECH SOLUTION FINALISTS AAAccell Dorsum Evooq Overstone swissQuant Group TechRules Tickr Tindeco Financial Services 

Wealth Management Technology Categories (In-house solutions only)

INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION FINALISTS BNP Paribas Wealth Management Capitalium Advisors Dolfin JTC Private Office Ogier CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS/BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION Winner to be announced at awards dinner.

Special Wealth Management Categories

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/DIVERSITY FINALISTS ABN AMRO Private Banking Coutts Tribe Capital BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM (EUROPE) Winner to be announced at awards dinner. INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE FINALISTS Bahamas Financial Services Board Guernsey Jersey Finance GLOBAL CUSTODIAN TO PRIVATE CLIENT BUSINESSES Awarded to: Custodians offering services to private client business. FINALISTS Dolfin Multrees Investor Services BNY Mellon | Pershing WEALTH PLANNING TEAM FINALISTS Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank Close Brothers Asset Management HSBC Private Banking Julius Baer Kleinwort Hambros Lombard Odier Societe Generale Private Banking UBP  PHILANTHROPY OFFERING/ INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ABN AMRO Private Banking Barclays Private Bank BNP Paribas Wealth Management MOST PROMISING NEW ENTRANT FINALISTS Overstone Tickr MOST INNOVATIVE WEALTH MANAGEMENT MODEL FINALISTS Aon Cadell+Co Evooq Overstone Tribe Impact Capital MOST PROMISING MERGER Winner to be announced at awards dinner. BEST M&A ADVISOR Winner to be announced at awards dinner. EXCELLENCE IN SERVICING NORTH AMERICAN CLIENTS (SUPPORTED BY FAMILY WEALTH REPORT) FINALISTS Coutts UBP Investment Advisors Leadership Categories LEADING INDIVIDUAL (BANKER) Winner to be announced at awards dinner. LEADING INDIVIDUAL (ADVISOR) FINALISTS Dolfin – Simon Black Oak Group – Tanya O’Carroll Oak Group – Nicola Gott Oak Group – Paul Schreibke Ogier – James Campbell Ogier – Rachel Reynolds RFR – Richard Rogerson Somers Partnership – Mark Somers OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (INDIVIDUAL) FINALISTS Lombard Odier – Stephane Monier Somers Partnership – Mark Somers OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (COMPANY) FINALISTS Aon CapGen Partners Earth Capital EQ Investors EY Morningstar UK Somers Partnership  

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Winners

BEST FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION 

SS&C Advent

 

BEST TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION - BANKS

Avaloq 

 

BEST TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION- INDEPENDENT ASSET MANAGERS

Expersoft Systems

 

BEST PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

swissQuant Group 

 

BEST CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS

Dorsum

 

BEST CLIENT REPORTING

SimCorp Coric

 

BEST COMPLIANCE

Fenergo

 

BEST CRM System

AM-One

 

BEST OUTSOURCING SOLUTION

Multrees Investor Services

 

BEST DATA PROVIDER

Preqin

 

BEST IN CLIENT ACCOUNTING

FundCount 

 

BEST RISK PROFILING SOLUTION

Oxford Risk

 

BEST IN RISK MANAGEMENT

Edgelab

 

BEST IN ON-BOARDING

Fenergo

 

MOST INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION (VENDORS)

BITA Risk

 

BEST CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS/BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION 

Appway

 

BEST INNOVATIVE FINTECH SOLUTION

Overstone

 

MOST INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION (In-house)

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

 

BEST CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS/BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION (In-house) 

Julius Baer

 

BEST IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/ DIVERSITY

Tribe Capital - Winner

Coutts & Co – Highly Commended

 

BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM 

Stephenson Executive Search 

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE

Jersey Finance

 

BEST GLOBAL CUSTODIAN TO PRIVATE CLIENT BUSINESSES

BNY Mellon | Pershing - Winner

Multrees Investor Services - Highly Commended

 

BEST WEALTH PLANNING TEAM 

Close Brothers Asset Management

 

BEST PHILANTHROPY OFFERING/ INITIATIVE 

ABN AMRO Private Banking 

 

MOST PROMISING NEW ENTRANT

Tickr

 

MOST INNOVATIVE WEALTH MANAGEMENT MODEL

Tribe Impact Capital

 

MOST PROMISING MERGER

Dolfin 

 

BEST M&A ADVISOR

PwC 

 

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICING NORTH AMERICAN CLIENTS (SUPPORTED BY FAMILY WEALTH REPORT)  

Coutts & Co

 

BEST MARKETING or PR CAMPAIGN

Barclays Private Bank (Smarter Giving Campaign)

 

BEST PRIVATE CLIENT LAW FIRM 

Stephenson Harwood

 

BEST OFFSHORE LAW FIRM 

Carey Olsen

 

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL & FIDUCIARY TEAM 

Druces

 

BEST PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER 

Emily Osborne, Stephenson Harwood

 

BEST INDEPENDENT TRUST or FIDUCIARY COMPANY 

IQ-EQ - Winner

Accuro – Highly Commended

 

BEST INSTITUTIONAL TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY 

RBC Wealth Management

 

BEST ESTATE PLANNING TEAM

ABN AMRO Private Banking 

 

BEST MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY

Sionic

 

BEST SPECIALIST WEALTH MANAGER

Bordier UK

 

BEST SPECIALIST INVESTMENT MANAGER

Impax Asset Management

 

BEST PRIVATE INVESTMENT OFFICE

CapGen Partners

 

BEST MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE

Stonehage Fleming

 

BEST FUND MANAGER

Sanlam

 

BEST INVESTMENT PRODUCT PROVIDER

Block Asset Management 

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGER

Gresham House

 

BEST EXTERNAL ASSET MANAGER PLATFORM AND OFFERING 

Julius Baer

 

BEST PLATFORM PROVIDER

Evooq 

 

BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT BUSINESS SERVICING THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

 

BEST ETF PROVIDER

DWS XTrackers

 

BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT BUSINESS SERVICING THE CENTRAL OR EASTERN EUROPE REGION

UBP

 

BEST EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK CUSTOMER FACING DIGITAL CAPABILITIES  

ABN AMRO Private Banking

 

BEST EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK CREDIT PROVIDER

Societe Generale Private Banking

 

BEST EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK – TALENT MANAGER

Nykredit Private Banking 

 

BEST EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK – INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Lombard Odier

 

BEST EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK – CLIENT SERVICE 

Nykredit Private Banking - Winner

Lombard Odier – Highly Commended

 

BEST HNW TEAM - EUROPE

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

 

BEST UHNW TEAM - EUROPE

Societe Generale Private Banking

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM - EUROPE

Schroder & Co Bank

 

BEST DOMESTIC EUROPEAN CLIENTS TEAM 

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

 

BEST OVERALL EUROPEAN PRIVATE BANK 

ABN AMRO Private Banking

 

BEST PRIVATE BANK CUSTOMER FACING DIGITAL (INVESTMENTS) - UK

EFG Private Bank

 

BEST PRIVATE BANK -  CREDIT PROVIDER - UK

Brown Shipley 

 

BEST PRIVATE BANK – TALENT MANAGEMENT and DIVERSITY - UK

Barclays Private Bank

 

BEST PRIVATE BANK – INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM - UK

Multrees Investor Services

 

BEST PRIVATE BANK – CLIENT SERVICE - UK

Lombard Odier

 

BEST UK CHARITY TEAM 

Barclays Private Bank

 

BEST HNW TEAM - UK

Coutts & Co

 

BEST UHNW TEAM - UK

HSBC Private Banking

 

BEST UK -BASED INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS TEAM 

HSBC Private Banking

 

BEST DOMESTIC CLIENTS TEAM 

Barclays Private Bank

 

BEST OVERALL UK PRIVATE BANK

Coutts & Co

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION to WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (COMPANY)

EY

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (INDIVIDUAL) 

Stephane Monier - Lombard Odier

 

LEADING INDIVIDUAL (ADVISOR)

Rachel Reynolds - Ogier,

 

LEADING INDIVIDUAL (BANKER) 

David Treen - Barclays Private Bank

 


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