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 build 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 Swiss & Liechtenstein 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 WealthBriefing Switzerland & Liechtenstein Awards truly reflected excellence in wealth management from the grass roots up.


BACKGROUND

The WealthBriefing Switzerland & Liechtenstein Awards was supported primarily by our global network of daily newswires for the wealth and private asset management communities; WealthBriefing andWealthBriefingAsia.

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 5th August and closed on 5th December 2013. All firms were notified whether they have made the shortlist on 14th January 2014.


MEDIA EXPOSURE

Entrants who were shortlisted were announced on all WealthBriefingmedia 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 3rd April 2014 at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva during which the winners of the shortlisted entrants were announced.

7:00 pm Champagne Reception
8:00 pm Dinner
9:30 pm Awards Presentation
11:30 pm Carriages

Self-congratulatory pomposity will be strictly off-limits.

Categories

Nominations are now closed.

PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

Swiss based banks only

DOMESTIC PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: Swiss-based private bank. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.

FOREIGN PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: Private banking operation in Switzerland which is part of a group headquartered outside Switzerland.

CANTONAL BANK – WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Wealth management offering made by Swiss Cantonal banks.


PRIVATE BANK CATEGORY

Liechtenstein based banks only

LIECHTENSTEIN PRIVATE BANK
Criteria for entry: Leichtenstein-based private bank. Focus can be either HNW or UHNW.


PRIVATE BANK CATEGORIES

Swiss & Liechtenstein based banks

HNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams which look after clients with under CHF30 million with the bank.

UHNW TEAM
Criteria for entry: Teams which look after clients with over CHF30 million with the bank.

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

FAMILY OFFICE OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Teams within private banks and other wealth managers that deliver tailored solutions to family offices.

NRI OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Teams within private banks and other wealth managers that service the needs of non-resident Indians.

MIDDLE EAST OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Teams within private banks and other wealth managers that service the needs of clients from the Middle East.

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Teams within private banks and other wealth managers that service the needs of clients from Central and Eastern Europe.

ISLAMIC FINANCE OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Offerings from private banks or wealth managers to facilitate the requirements of clients who wish to follow Islamic principles in their financial dealings.

LATIN AMERICA OFFERING
Criteria for entry: Teams within private banks and other wealth managers that service the needs of clients from Latin America.

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

CLIENT INITIATIVE
Criteria for entry: A new product or service from a private bank or wealth management organisation that significantly enhances the client experience.

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

COMPLIANCE
Criteria for entry: The compliance function of a wealth management or private client operation.


INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

Swiss & Liechtenstein based

EXTERNAL ASSET MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Independent wealth managers that are not owned by a banking group.

EXTERNAL ASSET MANAGER PLATFORM
Criteria for entry: IT, investment management, risk management, settlement, accounting, compliance or custody services for external asset managers.

FUND MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Providers of collective investments for the high net worth community.

ALTERNATIVE FUND MANAGER
Criteria for entry: Providers of alternative investments for the high net worth community.


MARKETING CATEGORIES

Swiss & Liechtenstein based

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

Swiss & Liechtenstein based

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


WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

Swiss & Liechtenstein based

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.

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.


OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

Swiss & Liechtenstein based

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

Sponsored by:

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 though leadership in wealth management as demonstrated by contributions to periodicals and events specialising in wealth management.

Finalists

PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES – SWISS-BASED BANKS ONLY

DOMESTIC PRIVATE BANK

Bank Julius Baer

Banque SYZ & CO

Credit Suisse

Globalance Bank

Union Bancaire Privee

UBS

 

FOREIGN PRIVATE BANK

Barclays

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Coutts

 

PRIVATE BANKING CATEGORIES – SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED BANKS ONLY

 

HNW TEAM

Barclays

Credit Suisse

Union Bancaire Privee

UBS

 

UHNW TEAM

Bank Julius Baer

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Credit Suisse

Union Bancaire Privee

UBS

 

WEALTH PLANNING TEAM

Bank Julius Baer

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Credit Suisse

UBS

 

FAMILY OFFICE OFFERING

Bank Julius Baer

Kaiser Partner

UBS

 

SPECIALIST TEAM OFFERING

Bank J. Safra Sarasin (Islamic Finance Offering)

Barclays (Middle Eastern Offering)

Coutts (Middle Eastern Offering)

UBS (Central and Eastern European Offering)

UBS (Latin American Offering)

 

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING

Bank Julius Baer

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Lombard Odier

UBS

 

CLIENT INITIATIVE

Union Bancaire Privee

UBS

 

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

 

EXTERNAL ASSET MANAGER

Bedrock

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Maseco Private Wealth

TCA Asset Management

 

FUND MANAGER

Bellevue Asset Manager

Union Bancaire Privee

 

MARKETING CATEGORY

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Lombard Odier

UBS

 

PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES

EFFECTIVE LEGAL TEAM

Baker & McKenzie

FRORIEP

Schellenberg Wittmer

Speechly Bircham

 

INDEPENDENT TRUST OR FIDUCIARY COMPANY

Investec Trust

Mandaris

NWT Management

R&H Trustees

Summit Trust International

 

WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

 

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION

Advent Software

Finantix

 

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION

ERI Bancaire

Temenos

 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Advent Software

BRT

ERI Bancaire

TechRules

Temenos

 

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTING

Advent Software

BRT

TechRules

 

RISK MANAGEMENT/RISK PROFILING SOLUTION

BRT

FinaMetrica

IPA Independent Portfolio Analytics

TechRules

 

ONBOARDING

Appway

Finantix

 

OTHER WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

 

LEADING INDIVIDUAL

Shortlist announcement – 13 February 2014

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Corpag Services – Cecile Civiale Vuillier

Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) – Archana Raja

Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein – Katja Gey

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Deloitte

Ernst & Young

Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein – Katja Gey

Scorpio Partnership

Sponsors

Venue

Hotel President Wilson

Address: 47 Quai Wilson, Geneva, 1211, Switzerland

Tickets

This event has already taken place.

Winners

DOMESTIC PRIVATE BANK – SWISS-BASED

Credit Suisse

 

FOREIGN PRIVATE BANK – SWISS-BASED

Coutts

 

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED PRIVATE BANK

HNW TEAM

Credit Suisse

 

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED PRIVATE BANK

UHNW TEAM

UBS

 

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED PRIVATE BANK

WEALTH PLANNING TEAM

UBS

 

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED PRIVATE BANK

FAMILY OFFICE OFFERING

UBS  – Winner

Kaiser Partner Private Bank – High Commended

 

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED PRIVATE BANK

SPECIALIST TEAM OFFERING (MIDDLE EASTERN OFFERING)

Coutts

 

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED PRIVATE BANK

PHILANTHROPY OFFERING

BNP Paribas Wealth Management – Winner

Lombard Odier – Highly Commended

UBS – Highly Commended

 

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN-BASED PRIVATE BANK

CLIENT INITIATIVE

UBS

 

EXTERNAL ASSET MANAGER

Bedrock

 

FUND MANAGER

Union Bancaire Privee

 

MARKETING CATEGORY

Lombard Odier

 

EFFECTIVE LEGAL TEAM

Schellenberg Wittmer

 

TRUST COMPANY

Summit Trust International

 

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTION

Finantix

 

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SOLUTION

ERI Bancaire

 

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

BRT

 

CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTING

Advent Software

 

RISK MANAGEMENT/RISK PROFILING SOLUTION

BRT

FinaMetrica

IPA Independent Portfolio Analytics

TechRules

 

ONBOARDING

Appway

 

LEADING INDIVIDUAL

Decision by end Feb

 

WOMEN IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Katja Gey  – Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Ernst & Young

Category Sponsors