2015 Wealth Management Awards
Our flagship event, the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards, acknowledges and honours entrepreneurs, philanthropists and others for their innovation, success and outstanding contribution to the wealth management world and beyond. An A list networking cocktail party and awards ceremony, the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards provide a platform for over 650+ of Europe’s most influential and wealthiest individuals to celebrate and meet the best and most innovative individuals and companies across the high-net-worth world.
Categories range from Entrepreneur of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year to Private Banker, Family Lawyer and Property Adviser, covering every aspect of the HNW world that matters to our readers. Our shortlists, based on the work of the Spear’s Research Unit, are devised with expert participation and a panel of judges then picks a winner. The event is extensively covered in Spear’s magazine and digitally via Twitter and online at spearswms.com, as well as in key daily newspapers and trade press. The awards will celebrate the very best in wealth management, private banking, law and more. For the first time this year will also celebrate the rising stars of the industry with the new Young Turk Awards. This provides the opportunity to meet the next generation of CEOs, top lawyers and senior leaders in fields from finance to law, art to property.
Tenth Anniversary of Spear’s
In 2006, when Spear’s launched, there was nothing in the market like it. No brand which spoke to both London’s HNW/UHNWs and the wealth management community who serve their private client needs. No magazine that understood their specific concerns as well as having an eye for the more pleasurable and finer aspects of becoming a member of the HNW and UHNW world. Today, there is still nothing like Spear’s, which is why our tenth anniversary year will be memorable and a unique opportunity to share Spear’s global platform as the magazine and brand confirms its unrivalled position as the key authority on Europe’s wealth landscape.
The Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2016 promise to be a spectacular celebration of this landmark. The 2015 Awards were hailed as the best in Spear’s history, but we intend to make them even better: the winners even more innovative and successful, the guests even starrier and wealthier. There won’t be another opportunity for you like the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2016.
For a bank that has delivered outstanding service and performance for HNW individuals during 2015-16. Attention will be paid to factors including changes in client-facing head count, retention of top staff, changes in assets under management, market performance, broader services and innovation, as well as client feedback.
For an individual who has delivered outstanding service to private banking clients during 2015-16. The winner will also ideally have made a significant impact on the private banking industry.
For an individual or firm that has launched a product, service, solution or strategy in 2015-16 which has demonstrated true innovation in the wealth management and private client industries.
For an individual aged under 35 in 2015-16 who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in any of the wealth management and private client industries. They will have demonstrated their potential through progression at the firm in addition to peer reference.
For an individual or firm which has provided an outstanding strategy or programme to support next generation clients in the management of wealth and responsibility in 2015-16.
For an individual who has demonstrated outstanding returns and services to HNWs in the UK, specialising in managing investable assets between £500,000 and £15 million, in 2015-16. Attention will be paid to factors including changes in assets under management, market performance, broader services and innovation, as well as client feedback.
For an individual who has demonstrated outstanding returns and services to UHNWs in the UK, specialising in managing investable assets in excess of £15 million, in 2015-16. Attention will be paid to factors including changes in assets under management, market performance, broader services and innovation, as well as client feedback.
For a firm that has delivered outstanding non-financial services to UHNW families in 2015-16. This award is for ancillary services such as wealth planning, family governance, trusts, administration and more.
For a majority family-owned and -managed business that has demonstrated outstanding performance and/or service during 2015-16. Attention will be paid to corporate profile, good practice and increased market presence.
For an individual who has shown innovation and success in the entrepreneurial field in 2015-16.
For an individual who has undertaken outstanding philanthropic activity during 2015-16. This activity may be in the form of a direct gift, the establishment of a foundation or the achievements of an ongoing foundation. The individual will be recognised for their contribution to philanthropy, their vision and their innovation.
For an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service in finding and securing properties for their clients in 2015-16.
For a tax and trust lawyer who has provided outstanding service during 2015-16.
For a family lawyer who has provided outstanding service during 2015-16.
For a defamation and reputation lawyer who has provided outstanding service during 2015-16.
For a private client accountant who has provided outstanding service during 2015-16.
For a person, company or scheme which promotes the higher moral aspirations they have for the City and provides an example to others, using their resources for the good of our broad community and society as a whole.
For the wealth management professional across any field who has best demonstrated in 2015-16 their indispensability and excellence to their clients beyond their normal role.
For a visionary individual who has made a significant impact on the wealth management industry either as a banker, wealth manager, lawyer, accountant or in any other relevant capacity.