2015 Gala Dinner
Once again, Asian Private Banker would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the Awards for Distinction 2015 on a tough, but successful, year.
2015 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 2015.
2015 Editor’s Note
“Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively,” said Socrates and he may well have been referring to the winners of the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction 2015.
Poised in the face of fickle markets and unyielding regulators, every one of these exceptional institutions has proven committed to this aphorism, and in doing so, to their clients and their people.
By all accounts, 2015 was a year of two distinct halves – market momentum at the start of the year made the divergence for the remainder of the year that much harder to bear. But I am happy to report, that during my conversations with the leaders of these pre-eminent organisations, I found that they had all tempered their desire for profitability with prudence; focusing on reputation rather than ratios. Without an exception, these industry participants have proven that a reputation built on resilience may be worth a good deal more than one built on short term returns.
In my fifth year as Chairperson of the jury, I continue to be impressed by the intellectual prowess, the sincerity and perhaps most importantly, the strong code of ethics that guide these winners. Consistently, these individuals choose to live and work by a personal moral compass rather than the minimum regulatory requirement. Consequently, their standard operating procedures set the benchmark for industry best practices.
As laudable as the traits common to all our winners are, we at Asian Private Banker are equally devoted to continually catechising the framework by which we judge these awards. Our criteria need to withstand industry trends while still reflecting its raison d’etre. With due humility, I interpret the earnestness with which banks pitch for these awards, as testament to this fine balance that we continue to create and maintain.
This is pertinent because it embodies the all-encompassing pursuit of excellence that the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction celebrates.
Shruti Advani, Editor
Asian Private Banker
2015 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 21, 2015
Submissions Close | November 27, 2015
Winner Announcements | January 7-12, 2016
Awards for Distinction Gala Dinner | February 16, 2016
All submissions for the Awards for Distinction should be addressed to:
APB Awards for Distinction 2015
1205 Dominion Centre
43-59 Queen’s Road East
Wan Chai, Hong Kong