Graham McCormack of Oak Group has been handed the honour of winning the ‘Chief Operating Officer’ award at the Annual WealthBriefing European Awards 2021.
Showcasing ‘best of breed’ in European wealth management, the awards have been designed to recognise outstanding organisations grouped by specialism and geography which the prestigious panel of independent judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during the last year’.
This category is highly contested with a small group of finalists and commended submissions chosen from a large pool of entrants before an ultimate winner is selected by the judges. It is this process that makes WealthBriefing awards so prized amongst winners, finalists and commended alike.
Commenting on the firm’s triumph, Graham McCormack, CEO at Oak Group (COO when submitting to this Award) said: “I am honoured to have received this prestigious award from Wealth Briefing, one of the foremost and highly respected publications in the wealth management sector.
It is testament to the great work that my team and everyone at Oak has achieved over the last year, which has certainly been a unique and challenging one. The pandemic has made Oak stronger and I look forward to growing our operations with such a strong team.”
ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris, was first to extend his congratulations to all the winners. He said: “The organisations and individuals who triumphed in these awards are all worthy winners, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners and to those who have put so much work into each winning submission.
“These awards were independently and expertly judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which were answered by focusing on the client experience rather than purely quantitative performance metrics. That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature. These awards recognise the very best operators in European wealth management, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in European