Melville Douglas, the boutique investment management company of Standard Bank Group has been shortlisted for the ‘Private Client Asset Manager of the Year’ category in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2024. This honour comes on the back of another successful year in which the firm has grown global assets under management to over £3.1 billion.

Melville Douglas manages investments on behalf of individuals and families as well as endowments, charitable trust, retirement funds, institutional clients.

“We are honoured to feature in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards alongside so many industry peers who work relentlessly to deliver customised solutions to clients who expect only the best,” says Chris Stead, Head of International Portfolio Management at Melville Douglas. “It is a great point of pride for the entire team at Melville Douglas because this nomination reflects our collective commitment to excellence in managing clients’ assets. As we like to say: with us, it’s personal.”

The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards is considered the ultimate recognition in the industry for professional excellence. It attracts leading professionals from the top firms, with the gala awards event attended by hundreds of professionals from the top law firms, trust companies, family offices, tax advisers, and investment managers.

Melville Douglas has a long history of helping high net worth clients manage their assets and enable generational wealth. Founded in 1987 by Christopher Melville and Harvey Douglas, the firm was acquired by the Standard Bank Group in 2001 to serve the group’s expanding client base with a global outlook. Its offices in Jersey and Johannesburg provide the ideal base to operate as a truly global investment manager.

Philip Smith, Head of Standard Bank Offshore Investments, Fiduciary Services, and Partnerships, commented on Melville Douglas’s achievement: “This nomination underscores our commitment to top-class client service and embeds our position as a leader in the private wealth management sector, which is based on our client-centric approach and tailored solutions.”

Public voting in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards is now open on the award website until the closing date of 16th February 2024. The final announcement on the winners in the 39 categories will be made at the gala awards ceremony in London on 15th May 2024.closing date of 16th February 2024. The final announcement on the winners in the 39 categories will be made at the gala awards ceremony in London on 15th May 2024.

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