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 500 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.
The History 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.
For an individual who has delivered outstanding service to private banking clients during 2018-19. The winner will also have made a significant impact on the private banking industry, and be known for providing the very best value proposition to HNWs.Nominees
For a bank that has delivered outstanding service and performance for HNW individuals during 2018-19. Attention will be paid to factors including changes in client-facing head count, manager to client ratio, retention of top staff, changes in assets under management, market performance, broader services and innovation, as well as client feedback.Nominees
For an overseas bank that has delivered outstanding service and performance for HNW individuals during 2018-19. 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. The winner of this award will also have shown unmatched ability to service clients with cross-border needs.Nominees
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.Nominees
For an individual 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.Nominees
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 2018-19. Attention will be paid to factors including changes in client-facing head count, changes in assets under management, market performance, broader services and innovation, as well as client feedback.Nominees
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 2018-19. Attention will be paid to factors including changes in client-facing head count, changes in assets under management, market performance, broader services and innovation, as well as client feedback.Nominees
For the private client accountant who has provided outstanding service during 2018-19. Attention will be paid to innovations, quality of service and client feedback.Nominees
For an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service in sourcing and securing property for their clients in 2018-19.Nominees
For a firm that has delivered outstanding services to family offices in 2018-19. This award is for ancillary services such as wealth planning, family governance, trusts, and administration. Attention will also be paid to innovations, client feedback and quality of service.Nominees
For an individual who has undertaken outstanding philanthropic activity during 2018-19. 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.Nominees
For an individual who has undertaken outstanding support of philanthropic activity during 2018-19. This activity may be in the form of advice, the establishment of a foundation or the achievements of an ongoing foundation or programme. The individual will be recognised for their aid and advice to philanthropists, and for their innovation.Nominees
For the tax and trust lawyer who has provided outstanding service during 2018-19. Attention will be paid to reported cases, innovations, quality of service and client feedback.Nominees
For the family lawyer who has provided outstanding service during 2018-19. Attention will be paid to reported cases, innovations, quality of service and client feedback.Nominees
For the defamation and reputation lawyer who has provided outstanding service during 2018-19. Attention will be paid to reported cases, innovations, quality of service and client feedback.Nominees
For an entrepreneur who has shown innovation and success in 2018-19.Nominees
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Villa Sandi is located in one of the most renowned wine regions in Italy, the Prosecco area.
The winery icon is a Palladian villa dating back to 1622. The Moretti Polegato family, owner of Villa Sandi , have a long-standing wine making tradition carried on by Giancarlo Moretti Polegato .
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About SYZ Group
Founded in 1996 in Geneva, SYZ is a Swiss banking group focusing exclusively on asset management via four complementary business lines: high-level private banking, institutional asset management, independent managers and private markets. SYZ offers private and institutional investors an investment style based on active management and risk management aimed at absolute performance. The Group has substantial equity and enjoys its status as an independent company due to its family shareholding structure.
About SYZ Private Banking
SYZ Private Banking is the high-end private banking division of the SYZ Group. By focusing since the outset on private investors’ real concerns, SYZ Private Banking represents a new generation of private banks, which combines the recognised strengths of traditional Swiss private banking – in terms of financial solidity, independence and VIP service – with a clearer commitment to absolute performance.
SYZ Private Banking’s expertise is available through various levels of service: discretionary portfolio management, active advisory and Wealth Planning.
SYZ Private Banking has built a strong brand identity and its unique model has been widely acknowledged by the industry and has received numerous awards.
About SYZ Capital
SYZ Capital is a Private Markets investment and advisory specialist, founded by a group of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Based on a unique approach, SYZ Capital offers privileged access to attractive investments in Private Equity, Private Debt and Real Estate with a recognised expertise in financing solutions and capital structuring.
The Buying Agents specialise in acquiring exceptional homes and investments in the UK’s most desirable locations.
They are a totally independent company that advises domestic and international clients looking to buy or rent. With over 25 years’ experience of buying, selling and letting property, they provide expert and impartial advice to secure the finest property on the best possible terms.
They represent private clients, family offices, wealth managers and funds.
With offices in London, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Bristol, they cover Central London, The Home Counties, M4 and M40 corridors, The Cotswolds and The SW.
The Buying Agents are consistently ranked as one the UK’s most influential and successful buying agents.
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Taylor Howes is an international design studio with head quarters in Knightsbridge, London. Founded over 25 years ago by Karen Howes, it has over two decades worth of experience in creating luxury interiors of distinction. Taylor Howes has earned a distinguished reputation for exceptional, bespoke interiors across Europe, the Middle East and the USA. It has a diverse portfolio spanning private clients, property developers and hoteliers. Under Karen’s direction the studio has been decorated by more than 15 award bodies, it is a serial winner of the Andrew Martin design award; annually featuring in the coveted book, and in 2018 became members of Walpole. Recognizing the studio’s status as a Great British design house. Taylor Howes unparalleled approach to luxury design has now extended these sensibilities to their first ever furniture collection ‘Love at Dusk’ as well as launching an annual luxury design summit, founded in 2016 by Karen as a networking platform.