The WealthBriefing group of newswires for the private client community is published by ClearView Financial Media, a well-respected and fast growing media group. Its European awards, now in their fourth year, recognise and celebrate excellence across the European wealth management arena. Designed to showcase ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards recognise those which have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2015’. The BBC’s Sophie Raworth presented the awards during a gala black-tie dinner, which took place at the Guildhall in the City of London on 19 May 2016.

Commenting on Jersey’s triumph, Geoff Cook, CEO of Jersey Finance said:

“This prestigious award is a testament to Jersey’s consistent ability to evolve as a jurisdiction and attract new business from around the world, while, at the same time, remaining committed to pursuing high standards of regulation and cooperation.

“We aim always to highlight Jersey’s strong reputation for the quality of its regulation and for the provision of the high quality financial services it has to offer, so it is encouraging when Jersey’s strengths are acknowledged in this way.”

ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris, was first to extend his congratulations to all the winners.  He said:

“The firms who triumphed in these awards are all worthy winners, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations. These awards were judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics. That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature. These awards recognise the very best operators in the private client industry, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management. I am optimistic that these annual awards will become one of the brightest highlights in the wealth management calendar.”