Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros) has been voted Global Wealth Manager of the Year in 2011 by the Financial Times and the Investors Chronicle magazine.

This award identifies the best global wealth manager offering all-round outstanding service and performance based on around 5,000 votes from Financial Times and Investors Chronicle readers, analysis by a panel of judges, performance data comparisons and interviews with managers.

This new recognition underlines the high level of expertise and the strong professionalism of the SGPB Hambros wealth management and investment teams and, more widely, those of Societe Generale Private Banking, which confirms its leadership on the key wealth management market places. Societe Generale Private Banking was also voted Best Private Bank in France in 2011 (Euromoney).

Covering the whole of the UK, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar and the Bahamas, SGPB Hambros provides wealthy clients with tailor-made advice and assistance in their projects to manage their wealth, as well as access to all Societe Generale Private Banking’s investment solutions worldwide.

Since its creation in 1998, SGPB Hambros has become one of the most dynamic franchises in the UK market place, with a wide range of products, acknowledged teams of experts, and a strong development strategy. In February 2011, the private bank announced the acquisition of Baring Asset Management’s private client unit.