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Awards categories and criteria

 

Entry criteria

Any organisation or individual may enter themselves for any of the awards. Organisations may put forward entries for multiple awards as appropriate.

We also welcome your nominations for any organisation or individual you think is deserving of recognition at these prestigious awards.

 

The judges

An independent panel of industry judges determines the winners. 

Additionally, the shortlist is published online and online voting will take place. The online vote carries the weight of one additional judge. Over 5,000 votes were received for the 2018 shortlist.

Awards will go to those organisations/individuals that are recognised by peers and clients as demonstrating excellence under the relevant criteria below:

  • In-depth technical expertise & knowledge of their field
  • Market-leading products/services
  • Innovative solutions to private client dilemmas
  • Contribution to the profession
  • Client service initiatives – examples and how it differentiates your offering
  • Client retention/new business initiatives and success
  • Investment performance (third party corroboration will be noted)
  • Leadership and vision

 

General guidelines:

  • Ensure the submission includes the cover letter on its first page, which can be downloaded below
  • Each entry must be in the form of a written submission of no more than 1000 words. The judges are looking for concise written submissions and your entry should cover as many of the listed criteria as possible
  • Please ensure each item of your submission has the following information clearly printed: category name, name of entering company/firm and contact
  • Please ensure you include what associations and registrations you are a member of
  • When nominating a third party, please provide as much information as possible. Contact details for the nominee are mandatory

 

Judging Process

Stage 1 The contest is opened for submissions and companies enter
Stage 2 The Judges review the entries and meet to agree the finalists
Stage 3 The finalists are announced
Stage 4 Public Voting – online voting opens and will count as one additional judges vote
Stage 5 Judges meet to cast final votes and agree the winners
Stage 6 The winners are announced publicly at the awards ceremony

The Categories

Event Categories

  • IFC of the Year

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Local marketing and innovation. 2. International connections 3. Reputation management of the IFC 4. Leadership and development. 5. Growth in statistics. 6. Contribution to the success of the financial services community 7. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Investment Management Company of the Year - Isle of Man

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Investment management performance.

  • Investment Management Company of the Year - Channel Islands

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Investment management performance.

  • Family Office of the Year

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Investment management performance.

  • Private Bank of the Year - Channel Islands

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Investment management performance.

  • Private Bank of the Year - Switzerland and Lichtenstein

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Investment management performance.

  • Private Bank/Wealth Management Company of the Year - Europe

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Investment management performance.

  • Law Firm of the Year - Caribbean

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Legal expertise and innovation. 2. Industry knowledge and experience 3. Troubleshooting and/or tax solutions. 5. Leadership and development. 6. Client satisfaction. 7. Contribution to the success of the business. 8. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Law Firm of the Year - Guernsey

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Legal expertise and innovation. 2. Industry knowledge and experience 3. Troubleshooting and/or tax solutions. 5. Leadership and development. 6. Client satisfaction. 7. Contribution to the success of the business. 8. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Law Firm of the Year - Asia

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Legal expertise and innovation. 2. Industry knowledge and experience 3. Troubleshooting and/or tax solutions. 5. Leadership and development. 6. Client satisfaction. 7. Contribution to the success of the business. 8. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Law Firm of the Year - Isle of Man

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Legal expertise and innovation. 2. Industry knowledge and experience 3. Troubleshooting and/or tax solutions. 5. Leadership and development. 6. Client satisfaction. 7. Contribution to the success of the business. 8. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Law Firm of the Year - Jersey

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Legal expertise and innovation. 2. Industry knowledge and experience 3. Troubleshooting and/or tax solutions. 5. Leadership and development. 6. Client satisfaction. 7. Contribution to the success of the business. 8. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Boutique Law Firm of the Year

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Legal expertise and innovation. 2. Industry knowledge and experience 3. Troubleshooting and/or tax solutions. 5. Leadership and development. 6. Client satisfaction. 7. Contribution to the success of the business. 8. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1. Legal expertise and innovation. 2. Industry knowledge and experience 3. Troubleshooting and/or tax solutions. 5. Leadership and development. 6. Client satisfaction. 7. Contribution to the success of the business. 8. Contribution to the wider community.

  • Trust Company of the Year - Caribbean

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

  • Trust Company of the Year - Guernsey

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

  • Trust Company of the Year - Asia

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

  • Trust Company of the Year - Isle of Man

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

  • Trust Company of the Year - Jersey

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

  • Trust Company of the Year - Switzerland

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

  • Law Firm of the Year - Mediterranean

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

  • Trust Company of the Year - Malta

    The award in this section will be judged against seven key criteria which the judging committee will expect to see evidence of: 1 Industry knowledge and experience 2. Troubleshooting and client solutions. 3. Leadership and development including qualifications. 4. Client satisfaction. 5. Contribution to the success of the business. 6. Contribution to the wider community. 7. Long term client relationships and retention.

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