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Private Banker International (PBI) Global Awards 2009 Finalists Named.

Singapore, Sept 30, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - Private Banker International (PBI) 19th Wealth Summit on 5 - 6 October 2009 will survey the private banking landscape and debate the new rules for the wealth industry.

The PBI Wealth Summit will is hosting the prestigious PBI Awards for excellenceand best practice, in recognition of industry leaders, individuals and organisations that are setting new benchmarks. The awards are particularly relevant this year, as the wealth industry adapts to the most testing period in the global private banking's recent history.

The PBI Global Awards celebrate the best-in-class institutions and outstanding individuals engaged in wealth management globally. They have become established as the most senior accolades in the wealth business, identifying the institutions which have become the industry benchmarks as well as those companies who have made outstanding progress in an increasingly competitive environment.

Finalists and winners are determined and decided from the worldwide readership of PBI, and submissions from a number of private banks and wealth management institutions across the Americas, Europe, Russia, Middle East and Asia. The list of finalists is outlined in Annex 2.

Results will be announced and presented at the Awards Gala Dinner on 5 October 2009 during the course of the Wealth Summit which will be held at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.

The finalists in each of the various categories are given below.

William Cain, Editor, Private Banker International and Head of Judging Panel

I. Outstanding Global Private Bank

Finalists: Barclays Wealth, Credit Suisse, HSBC Private Bank

2008 Winner: Credit Suisse Group

II. Outstanding Private Bank - Asia Pacific

Finalists: Bank of China, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered

2008 Winner: The Standard Chartered Private Bank

III. Outstanding Private Bank - Europe

Finalists: Bank Sarasin, BNP Paribas, SG Private Banking

2008 Winner: Julius Baer

IV. Outstanding Private Bank - North America

Finalists:Bessemer Trust, RBC Wealth Management, Wells Fargo

V. Outstanding Private Bank - Latin America

Finalists: HSBC, Itau-Unibanco, Santander

2008 Winner: Itau Private Bank

VI.Outstanding Private Bank - Middle East

Finalists: Bank Sarasin-Alpen,Emirates NBD, Standard Chartered

2008 Winner: HSBC Private Bank

VII. Outstanding Private Bank for UHNW Clients

Finalists: Credit Suisse, HSBC Private Bank, JPMorgan

VIII. Outstanding Wealth Manager for The Affluent - Asia-Pacific

Finalists:CIMB, CITICfirst, HSBC Premier, KASIKORNBANK, Standard Chartered (Priority Banking)

IX. Outstanding Wealth Manager - Customer Relationship Skills

Finalists: Hoare & Co, EFG International, Julius Baer

2008 Winner: EFG International

X. Outstanding Wealth Manager for Innovation of Products/ Services

Finalists: Barclays Wealth, MASECO Financial, SG Private Banking

2008 Winner: SG Private Banking

XI. Most Exciting New Wealth Management Model

Finalists: MASECO Financial, Religare Macquarie, SG Private Banking/Rockefeller Partnership

2008 Winner: AL Wealth Partners, Singapore

XII. Outstanding Wealth Manager for Family Office Services

Finalists: Client Associates, Genspring, SG Private Banking/Rockefeller Partnership

XIII. Outstanding Global Private Banker


- Daniel Truchi, SG Private Banking

- Eric Sarasin, Bank Sarasin

- Peter Flavel, Standard Chartered

2008 Winner: Christopher Meares, Chief Executive, HSBC Private Bank

XIV. Outstanding Private Banker - Asia-Pacific


- Anthonia Hui, AL Wealth Partners

- Catherine McDowell, ANZ Bank

- Marcel Kreis, Credit Suisse

2008 Winner: Hanspeter Brunner, Chief Executive Officer, RBS Coutts International & Executive Chairman, RBS Coutts Asia

XV. Outstanding Young Private Banker - Recognising up-and-coming talent in the private banking industry


- Jeroen Simons, executive director, ABN AMRO

- Johanes Oeni, managing director, Credit Suisse

- Dominique Joye, chief executive, LGT Bank in Liechtenstein (Singapore) Ltd

- James Sellon, founder-partner, MASECO Financial

- Josh Matthews, founder-partner, MASECO Financial

- Matthew Young, managing director, Asia Pacific, Royal Bank of Canada

- Nipun Mehta, executive director and head of private banking, SG Private Banking (India)

- Zubin Dabu, head of the global Indian market, Standard Chartered

- Feroz Sukh-Roswell, global market leader expatriates, Standard Chartered

2008 Winner: Boris Collardi, chief operating officer, Julius Baer

XVI. The Editor's Special Awards

(To be announced at Awards ceremony)

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