Jersey-based Standard Bank Wealth International has been shortlisted in three categories in this year’s International Fund & Product Awards.
The offshore division of Africa’s largest bank by assets is one of two nominees in the ‘Best International Private Banking Service’ category while Sam Thomas, a Wealth Manager with the bank’s Jersey-based West Africa team, is one of eight nominees hoping to be named ‘Best International Young Talent’.
Standard Bank’s wholly-owned Jersey-based boutique investment management company Melville Douglas has also been shortlisted in the ‘Best International Discretionary Fund Manager’ category.
The 19th Annual International Fund & Product Awards will be held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, in the heart of the City of London, on Thursday 4 October. The awards are organised by International Investment magazine and are highly regarded in the international investment and wealth adviser community, attracting more than 150 industry professionals from over 65 companies.
Jersey is also nominated in the Best International Finance Centre category, along with the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
Greg Barclay, Head of International Wealth & Investment, Personal and Corporate Wealth of Standard Bank Wealth International, said: “I am delighted that Standard Bank and Melville Douglas have been shortlisted for these major awards, which is testament to our client centric focus and the dedication and expertise of the team. I would particularly like to congratulate Sam, who aged just 27 is already a highly respected and trusted adviser across West Africa. I wish him every success in this inaugural category at the awards.”