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October 12, 2018updated 18 Oct 2018 10:58am

PBI Global Awards winners announced

By Oliver Williams

Private Banker International Global Awards were announced on Friday at the event ceremony in Singapore.

See the full list of winners:

Outstanding Private Bank – North Asia

Highly Commended:

  • Citi Private Bank
  • DBS Private Bank

Winner:  BNP Paribas 

BNP Paribas made a string of major new hires in its North Asia division this year. In approaching some of Asia’s wealthiest ultra high net worth individuals and billionaires,  this global bank offers some of the best in class digital offerings.

Outstanding Private Bank – South Asia

Highly Commended:

  • Waterfield Advisor

Winner: Citi Private Bank

Citi Private Bank  one of the world’s fastest growing private banks, amassing over $400 billion in global assets under management. The judges noted the bank’s exemplary services in South Asia and towards the NRI market in particular.

Outstanding Private Bank – Southeast Asia

Highly Commended:

  • Citi Private Bank
  • Maybank Private Wealth

Winner: DBS Private Bank

DBS Bank has made a string of acquisitions and hires in recent years that has cemented its position in Southeast Asia. The judges noted its technology innovation as one of the most forward thinking in the region.

Outstanding Private Bank – Asia Pacific Regional Player

Highly Commended:

  • BNP Paribas
  • Citi Private Bank

Winner: Taishin Bank

Taishin Bank never stops innovating and has previously been a winner of this award.

Outstanding Global Private Bank – Asia Pacific

Highly Commended:

  • BNP Paribas
  • Citi Private Bank

Winner: Bank Julius Baer

Outstanding Global Private Bank – Europe

Highly Commended:

  • Julius Baer
  •  KBL

Winner: BNP Paribas 

BNP Paribas  is the largest private bank in the Eurozone and the judges were impressed by its forward thinking stance on issues like gender equality and ESG investments.

Outstanding Global Private Bank – North America

Winner: RBC Wealth Management 

RBC Wealth Management is among the world’s top five largest wealth managers, with an award-winning advisor network serving HNW and UHNW clients through 4,800+ financial consultants in key hubs in Canada, the US, the British Isles and Asia.

Outstanding Global Private Bank – Latin America

Winner: Itau Private Bank

Itau Private Bankrecently completed 10 years of operating its international private banking unit in Miami. But it is the bank’s domestic services where it received most praise from our judges: guiding its clients through not insignificant uncertainty and volatility.

Outstanding Global Private Bank – Middle East

Winner: Emirates NBD

The winner of our Middle East award has done much to facilitate succession in a region where much wealth is just changing hands. It has also done much to support the wealthy NRI population in the region.

Outstanding Global Private Bank – Africa

Winner: Standard Bank

Outstanding Global Private Bank (Overall)

Highly Commended:

  • Julius Baer

Winner: RBC Wealth Management

With C$945 billion of assets under administration, C$655 billion of assets under management and more than 4,800 client-facing advisors,RBC Wealth Management is this years winner.

Outstanding Wealth Management Service for the Affluent

Highly Commended:

  • DBS Private Bank
  • Taishin Bank

Winner: Maybank Private Wealth

Best Family Office Offering

Highly Commended:

  • Waterfield Advisor

Winner: Julius Baer

Best Next-Generation Offering

Highly Commended:

  • Taishin Bank
  • Citi Private Bank

Winner: BNP Paribas

Outstanding Private Bank for UHNW Clients

Highly Commended:

  • BNP Paribas
  • Julius Baer

Winner: Citi Private Bank

Outstanding Philanthropy Offering

Highly Commended:

  • Citi Private Bank

Winner: BNP Paribas

Outstanding NRI/Global Indians Offering

Highly Commended:

  • BNP Paribas

Winner: Citi Private Bank

Best Discretionary & Advisory Service Offering

Highly Commended:

  • Citi Private Bank

Winner: Julius Baer 

Most Effective Investment Service Offering

Highly Commended:

  • Prive Technologies

Winner: Citi Private Bank

Outstanding Wealth Planning and Trust Provider

Highly Commended:

  • Julius Baer

Winner: RBC Wealth Management 

Outstanding Wealth Manager-Customer Relationship Service and Management

Highly Commended:

  • Prive Technologies
  • Julius Baer

Winner: Waterfield Advisors

Outstanding Private Bank for growth strategy – Organic

Highly Commended:

  • RBC Wealth Management

Winner: Maybank Private Wealth

Outstanding Private Bank for growth strategy – M&A

Winner: Julius Baer

Outstanding Wealth Management Technology Initiative – Front End

Highly Commended:

  • DBS Private Bank

Winner: Privé Technologies 

Outstanding Wealth Management Technology Initiative – Back Office

Highly Commended:

  • Maybank Private Wealth

Winner: DBS Private Bank

Most Innovative Digital Offering

Highly Commended:

  • BNP Paribas
  • DBS Private Bank

Winner: ING

Most Innovative Business Model

Highly Commended:

  • Privé Technologies

Winner: Maybank Private Wealth 

People Awards
Outstanding RM Training and Development Programme

Winner: Maybank Private Wealth 

Outstanding Private Banker – Asia Pacific

Winner: Januar Tjandra – DBS Bank

Rising Star for Asia Pacific

Winner: Shannah See – DBS Private Bank

 

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