Jersey has for the third consecutive year won the award for ‘Best International Finance Centre’ (IFC) at the WealthBriefing MENA Awards 2019, a clear testament to the time and investment Jersey Finance has put into nurturing links with the region – particularly in light of being the first IFC to open an office in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) last year and the quality and expertise delivered by Jersey financial services firms to clients in the region.

Held at the prestigious Dusit Thani Dubai last night, the WealthBriefing MENA Awards 2019 are designed to showcase best of breed providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, recognising 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:

“This category has been won by a jurisdiction that offered a quite excellent submission.  This amply demonstrated its work on differentiating its offering from others and in highlighting the role it takes in providing innovative regulatory leadership. They are a very worthy winner.”

Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance, also commented:

“The MENA region has always been incredibly important to Jersey as an IFC and we have continued to nurture and invest in this ongoing and strengthening relationship. Our establishment of an office in the DIFC last year really cemented this link and we have been working together with professionals in the region to stay ahead of developments in the industry and in bringing relevant products to market. I’m very proud that Jersey has won this award yet again, and I look forward to seeing our links with the MENA region flourish well into the future.”

ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris, extended 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.”