2012 Gala Dinner
2012 Categories & Winners
For a list of criteria, please refer to the Submission Guidelines.
Congratulations to the winners of the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction 2012.
2012 Editor’s Note
The intensity of this battle has led to precariously high staffing costs and, at some private banks, a myopic focus on revenue generation rather than client interests. For others, it has been a time of intense soul-searching. The best private bankers and their banks have responded to these transformational and uncertain times with resilience, maturity, innovation, and restraint, in doing so demonstrating an unwavering commitment to their clients. It is these individuals and banks that the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction celebrate.
These preeminent industry players have demonstrated the importance of temperance and of prioritising clients’ best interests over generating alpha when managing discretionary portfolios; they have been guided by a moral compass rather than the minimum regulatory requirement when framing human resource and diversity policies; and their standard operating procedures set the benchmark for industry best practices. Whilst not immune to rising cost/income ratios, these leaders and their banks are responding to industry challenges by sitting out the bidding war for talent while drawing up more sustainable growth plans, continuing to invest in new markets, and breaking out of the broker-dealer model which has served to constrain wealth management in the region.
Indeed, each and every winner of these Awards for Distinction epitomises the best of our industry, demonstrating integrity, loyalty, flexibility and determination.
Shruti Advani, Editor
Asian Private Banker
2012 Submission Guidelines
The Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction is the industry standard for excellence in private banking in the region. The awards are open to all private banks and institutions with private banking facilities across Asia Pacific. Asian Private Banker understands and respects each institution’s need for confidentiality and, as such, all submissions for the Awards are treated with the utmost privacy. The decision of the Judging Panel is based on explicitly defined criteria outlined within.
Submissions Open | September 26, 2012
Submissions Close | November 9, 2012
Winner Announcements | January 7, 2013
Awards for Distinction Gala Dinner | February 2013
All submissions for the Awards for Distinction should be addressed to:
APB Awards for Distinction
1205 Dominion Centre
43-59 Queen’s Road East
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Electronic submissions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To reach us by telephone, please dial +852 2529 0777.