Chris Stead, Head of International Portfolio Management at Melville Douglas, has been recognised in the ‘Leading Wealth Manager/Investment Professional’ category at the WealthBriefing Channel Islands Awards 2023. This accolade is a testament to his commitment to his profession and managing clients’ wealth.

These awards, which are the result of independent expert jury selection, will be given to the top performers among the world-class wealth management professionals in the Channel Islands, both as individuals and as teams. Gaining recognition locally and throughout all of the key wealth management jurisdictions that WealthBriefing operates in is made possible by obtaining a WealthBriefing Channel Islands award, which is backed by the company’s reputation for independence and real insight.

Melville Douglas is a boutique investment management company in the Standard Bank Group that manages investments for a diverse range of international clients.

“Receiving this recognition from WealthBriefing is not just a personal achievement, but also a reflection of our collective effort at Melville Douglas,” Chris said. “Our focus has always been on delivering highly personalised investment solutions and nurturing long-term relationships with our clients. This award validates our commitment to these principles.”

“Chris Stead’s leadership and expertise have been crucial to our growth and market position at Melville Douglas,” says Philip Smith, Head of Investments, Fiduciary Services and Partnerships at Standard Bank Offshore. “His deep understanding of international portfolio management and his skill in managing complex market situations have been key to our success. This award from WealthBriefing recognises his professional excellence and the significant value he brings to our clients.”

Melville Douglas has established expertise in managing investment mandates for endowments, charitable trusts, retirement funds, families and private clients.

This latest recognition from WealthBriefing further cements the Melville Douglas track record that is built on delivering exceptional investment returns via a truly personal client service.

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