The winners of SPEAR’S Russia Wealth Management Awards were announced on 25 November in Moscow. It is the only Russian Award in private banking & wealth management industry. Russian and international banks and firms providing services to HNWIs from Russia.
VTB24 Private Banking was named Russian Private Bank of the Year. HSBC Private Bank was selected Foreign Private Bank of the Year providing services to HNWIs in Russia. Bank Julius Baer & Co. was distinguished for being the best foreign private bank servicing wealthy Russians outside the country. Third Rome received the Asset Management Firm of the Year award.
SPEAR’S Russia Wealth Management Awards were also presented to the very best professionals in the Russian private banking & wealth management industry. Danilo Lacmanovic (Third Rome) was declared the investment consultant of the year. Oxana Lifar (MFK Bank) was named First Lady of the Year in Private Banking & Wealth Management Industry. Klaus Korner (Third Rome) was selected the Gentlemen of the Industry. Alexei Rodzianko (IFС Metropol) was named Industry Legend.
Deloitte was named the Tax Adviser of the Year, Henley & Partners – Law Firm of the Year, and AlfaStrakhovanie – Insurance Firm of the Year, servicing Russian HNWIs. Kaiser Riiter Partner Trust Services was honored as the Trust and Fiduciary Frim of the Year. MFO Alfa Capital & Skate’s Art Market Research was selected as the Art Consultant of the Year.
Kaiser Ritter Partner was honored with a special award from Alexander Gafin, SPEAR’S Russia Editor-in-Chief and the Chairman of the Judging Panel, for development and implementation of responsible investing standards in private banking and wealth management industry. Special awards from Alexander Gafin were also presented to Lancaster Trustees, MasterCard and M2M Private Bank.
Over 800 guests gathered to applaud the award winners. Among those present were top managers of major Russian and foreign banks and firms servicing Russian HNWIs, as well as show business celebrities. Ivan Urgant hosted the ceremony.
Detailed information on the Awards, including a full list of winners, is available at awards.pbwm.ru. SPEAR’S Russia Wealth Management Awards is the first annual awards ceremony in Russia held to celebrate the achievements of professionals and firms from private banking, wealth management and related industries for their successes, innovations and acumen. SPEAR’S Russia Awards is organized by tradition with the awards ceremony annually held in London by SPEAR’S UK.
Official partners of SPEAR’S Russia Wealth Management Awards 2010 were Range Rover, Sobranie and Vertu. Partners were Aeroflot, Lindt, Tour Parade, Little Emperors and Chivas. PricewaterhouseCoopers serves as an independent consultant of the Award.
SPEAR’S Russia Wealth Management Awards 2010 was monitored by PricewaterhouseCoopers as the Independent Consultant.
SPEAR’S Russia is the Russian version of the most trustworthy and influential European (London, UK) magazine for the world’s richest audience. Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Awards Judging Panel – Alexander Gafin, Founder – PBWM Media, General Manager – Dmitry Gafin.
Creative and commercial management of both projects is provided by MEDIACRAT.