Leading global investor services group IQ-EQ is proud to announce its latest award win: ‘Trust Company of the Year (large firm)’ in the industry-leading STEP Private Client Awards.

These prestigious awards are recognised as the hallmark of quality within the private wealth industry, celebrating excellence among private client practitioners in sectors ranging from law to finance and our industry’s equivalent to football’s World Cup.

Winning ‘Trust Company of the Year’ for the second time marks a fantastic end to a strong year for IQ-EQ’s Private Wealth segment in spite of Covid-19 disruption and reflects its strong reputation and service offering within the global trust and fiduciary sector.

This year’s awards attracted a record number of entries worldwide – 319 submissions received from 27 countries – and was judged by a practitioner-led panel of industry experts.

IQ-EQ’s Group Head of Private Wealth, Steve Sokić, commented:

“We are honoured to have been chosen for this highly sought-after award, which is seen as a true badge of quality among private wealth professionals and firms the world over and our industry’s equivalent to football’s World Cup. This has been an exceptional year for our Private Wealth business, with several client-centric service developments launched, including our dedicated and holistic Family Office Services offering this summer. We have expanded our global footprint and welcomed an array of new business mandates across our worldwide jurisdictions and are very excited about our plans for continued growth in 2021 and beyond.

“I am so impressed by the talent and dedication displayed by our global teams, particularly in this most unusual, pandemic-ridden year, so I’d like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank-you to everyone for their continuous hard work and positivity, which has undoubtedly contributed to our impressive award-winning streak in 2020.”

IQ-EQ’s success in the 2020/21 STEP Private Client Awards closely follows similar ‘Trust Company of The Year’ wins in this year’s WealthBriefing European Awards and Citywealth Magic Circle Awards.