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October 16, 2017updated 11 Jan 2018 11:20am

Exclusive: PBI 2017 Global Wealth Award Winners revealed

By Ronan McCaughey

The prestigious winners of Private Banker International’s Global Wealth Awards have been announced at a gala dinner and evening at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.

The awards recognise the most outstanding institutions, innovative service propositions, such as next generation offerings, exceptional strategies, including digital offerings and highly commend individuals that have shown initiative in private banking and development programmes.

The panel of judges brought in fresh industry expertise and longstanding knowledge of Asia’s private banking services industry. The judging panel was actively involved in the evaluation process guaranteeing the independence and transparency of the programme.

The judging criteria include the ability of institutions to demonstrate a clear and unique strategy to grow their business, domestically and/or regionally, and banks showing the most innovation in products/services as well as demonstrating superior client experiences.

Below is a list of all this year’s winners and highly commended in this year’s PBI Global Wealth Awards:

 

INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS

Outstanding Private Bank- North Asia

WINNER: BNP Paribas

Highly Commended: DBS Private Bank & HSBC Private Banking

 

Outstanding Private Bank- South Asia

WINNER: DBS Private Bank

Highly Commended: Citi Private Bank

 

Outstanding Private Bank- Southeast Asia

WINNER: Bank of Singapore

Highly Commended: Maybank Private Wealth & DBS Private Bank

 

Outstanding Private Bank- Asia Pacific Regional Player

WINNER: Bank of Singapore

Highly Commended: Julius Baer

 

Outstanding Global Private Bank- Asia Pacific

WINNER: UBS AG

Highly Commended: Citi Private Bank & BNP Paribas

 

Outstanding Global Private Bank- Europe

WINNER: BNP Paribas

Highly Commended: KBL Europeans Private Bank & Societe Generale Private Banking

 

Outstanding Global Private Bank- North America

WINNER: RBC Wealth Management

Highly Commended: Fieldpoint Private

 

Outstanding Global Private Bank- Latin America

WINNER: Itau Unibanco

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Credit Suisse AG

 

 

Outstanding Global Private Bank- Middle East

WINNER: Emirates NBD

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Credit Suisse AG

 

Outstanding Global Private Bank- Africa

WINNER: Standard Bank

 

Outstanding Global Private Bank- Overall

WINNER: UBS AG

HIGHLY COMMENDED: RBC Wealth Management

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Credit Suisse AG

 

SERVICE PROPOSITION AWARDS

 

Outstanding Wealth Management Service for the Affluent

WINNER: KEB Hana Bank

Highly Commended: DBS Private Bank

 

Best Family Office Offering

WINNER: Credit Suisse

Highly Commended: Taurus Family Office

 

Best Next-Generation Offering

WINNER: BNP Paribas

Highly Commended: Taishin Bank

 

Outstanding Private Bank for UHNW Clients

WINNER: Citi Private Bank

Highly Commended: CIMB Private Bank

 

Outstanding Philanthropy Offering

WINNER: Credit Suisse

Highly Commended: Standard Bank

 

Outstanding NRI/ Global Indians Offering

WINNER: Citi Private Bank

Highly Commended: Emirates NBD

 

Best Discretionary & Advisory Service Offering

WINNER: Crossinvest

Highly Commended: BNP Paribas

 

Most Effective Investment Service Offering

WINNER: BNP Paribas

Highly Commended: Itau Unibanco

 

Outstanding Wealth Planning and Trust Provider

WINNER: Societe Generale Private Banking

Highly Commended: HSBC Private Banking

 

STRATEGY AWARDS

 

Outstanding Wealth Manager- Customer Relationship Service and Engagement

WINNER: Taishin Bank

Highly Commended: UBS AG

 

Outstanding Private Bank for growth strategy- Organic

WINNER: Maybank Private Wealth

Highly Commended: CIMB Private Bank

 

Outstanding Private Bank for growth strategy- M&A

WINNER: Bank Julius Baer

Highly Commended: KEB Hana Bank

 

Outstanding Wealth Management Technology Initiative- Front End

WINNER: UBS AG

 

Outstanding Wealth Management Technology- Back Office

WINNER: Maybank Private Wealth

 

Most Innovative Digital Offering

WINNER: DBS Private Bank

Highly Commended: UBS AG

 

Most Innovative Business Model

WINNER: Maybank Private Wealth

Highly Commended: KEB Hana Bank

 

PEOPLE AWARDS

 

Outstanding RM Training and Development Programme

WINNER: RBC Wealth Management

 

Outstanding Private Banker- Asia Pacific

WINNER: Citi Private Bank- Bassam Salem

 

Outstanding Global Private Banker

WINNER: CIMB Private Bank- Carolyn Leng

 

Rising Star for Asia Pacific

WINNER: DBS Private Bank- Jackie Lit

Outstanding Young Private Bankers

Echo Bi – DBS Private Bank

Eddie Chng – DBS Private Bank

Eileen Chia – DBS Private Bank

Fergus Gladstone – DBS Private Bank

Gerard Wong – DBS Private Bank

Inge Bukit – DBS Private Bank

Irin Lee – DBS Private Bank

Jeffrey Ng Yong Wee – DBS Private Bank

Jovy Yau – DBS Private Bank

Yuen Mun Fong – DBS Private Bank

Paul Taurignan – DBS Private Bank

Rahul Gopalakrishnan – DBS Private Bank

Richmond Tan – DBS Private Bank

Richu Singh – DBS Private Bank

Serene Lim – DBS Private Bank

Steven Lee – DBS Private Bank

Sumit Narang – DBS Private Bank Poh

Wee Keong – DBS Private Bank

Ashley Kong Wen San – DBS Private Bank

Bryan Tan – DBS Private Bank

Daniel Low – DBS Private Bank

Dhara Gupta – DBS Private Bank

Jude Lin – Bank of Singapore

Karan Rajput – Bank of Singapore

Kenny Chia – Bank of Singapore

Kripa Bathija – Bank of Singapore

Catherine Ang – Bank of Singapore

Jerry Lee – Bank of Singapore

Manoji Samtani – Bank of Singapore

Sumit Wadhwa – Bank of Singapore

Vishal Rajani – Bank of Singapore

Willy Pang – Bank of Singapore

Vikram Ramachandran – Bank of Singapore

Darren Yeo – Bank of Singapore

Daniel Lye – Bank of Singapore

Sonny Hokardi – Bank of Singapore

Sean Tay – Bank of Singapore

Helena Heng – Bank of Singapore

Jack Lee – Bank of Singapore

Stacy Chua – Maybank Private Wealth

Angeline Ong – Maybank Private Wealth

Hrishikesk Unni – Taurus Family Office

Christina Chong – CIMB Private Bank

Dzuhana Jaafar – CIMB Private Bank

Choy Sun Jen – CIMB Private Bank

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