The judges commended Jersey for its high-ratings with international bodies and most topically its ability to gain full access to the European Single Market when such access is in the spotlight, adding: “International offshore centres must put a premium on reputational strength, great client service and leadership. This jurisdiction scores well on all these counts.”

Geoff Cook, CEO of Jersey Finance said:

“It is an honour to have been recognised at WealthBriefing GCC Region Awards 2016. Over the past 12 months, the Island has not only continued to innovate and attract new business from within its key markets, but has also demonstrated its ability to respond quickly and appropriately in a rapidly shifting global market. This prestigious award is evidence to the fact that that Jersey remains a leading jurisdiction globally in terms of its reputational strength, excellent client service and robust regulatory regime.”

Held at the Taj Dubai on Tuesday 1 November, the awards recognised companies, teams and individuals which the panel of judges deemed to have demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2016. Presented by the Guest of Honour, HH Sheikh Mohammed Al Qassimi, from the Sharjah Rulers Family, the awards showcased the best of breed service providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities.  

Publisher of WealthBriefing and CEO of ClearView Financial Media, Stephen Harris, 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 being the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management.”