Danielle Cottignies, Director of Family Office Services at Crestbridge, has been recognised with the ‘Rising Star Under 40’ Award at this year’s WealthBriefing European Awards.

The Awards, now in their tenth year, are designed to recognise outstanding organisations and to showcase excellence in European wealth management. The winners are selected by a panel of independent judges deemed to have demonstrated innovation and excellence during the last year.

In granting her the accolade, the judging panel noted they were “hugely impressed with Danielle’s leadership role both within the business but also in mentoring and making things happen. She was a key member of the Return to Office (RTO) forum which managed the operational impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to do so.”

The win comes in a successful year for Danielle, who is based in the firm’s Jersey office and has over 10 years’ experience in the finance industry working closely with a number of UHNWIs and significant families across the globe.

Having been promoted to Director last year, Danielle was also a Gold winner at this year’s Citywealth Powerwomen Awards, whilst she also has three wins at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards to her name and two appearances on the ePrivateClient ‘Top 35 under 35’ list over the last few years.

Commenting on Danielle’s award, Heather Tibbo, Group Head of Crestbridge Family Office Services, said:

“Danielle thoroughly deserves this award and recognition – she makes an enormous contribution to our team and always goes above and beyond to support clients. As a firm which cares deeply about nurturing talent and supporting development, it’s always fantastic to see our people acknowledged as future leaders in the industry.”

ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris, said:

“The organisations and individuals who triumphed in these awards are all worthy winners, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners and to those who have put so much work into each winning submission. These awards were independently and expertly judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which were answered by focusing on the client experience rather than purely quantitative performance metrics.”