Jersey has been crowned ‘Best International Finance Centre’ at the eight Annual WealthBriefing European Awards. 

Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2019’.

Commenting on Jersey’s winning entry, the panel of judges said: “When it comes to innovating to stay ahead, complying with international standards and keeping a global edge, this IFC continues to impress. Judges liked Jersey’s examples of continued success and noted how it aims to position in a world after Brexit”

Commenting on the jurisdiction’s triumph, Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive of Jersey Finance said: “We are incredibly proud that Jersey has been recognised as the leading IFC at the WealthBriefing European Awards. This prestigious award is a testament to Jersey’s ability to evolve as a jurisdiction and remains a well-regulated and stable international finance centre. With the finance industry’s 60th birthday next year, we continue to go from strength to strength, with innovative products and services and an attractive proposition tailored to the needs of global investors.”

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 an 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.

Already this year, Jersey has received award recognition from other leading financial services publications, including the Citywealth IFC and the WealthBriefing Asia Awards.