Yesterday evening, at a virtual awards ceremony, we were delighted to be named Best Private Bank for a seventh year running at the 2021 City of London Wealth Management Awards (COLWMA).

Members of the London team attended the ceremony, with Rob Currie, head of private banking for London, acknowledging the award. The event was hosted by news presenter and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champion, Natasha Kaplinsky.

While the team were delighted to receive the recognition for the service provided to UK clients, it is made more special since it represents an independent endorsement given that votes need to be submitted by clients and professional partners on the COLWMA site. The firm with the most votes wins – a challenge given the boutique nature of our operations and the number of peers who had been shortlisted.

The accolade follows on from the receipt of the 2020 Best Boutique Private Bank award in the Middle East and North Africa region, which was awarded by the industry publication WealthBriefing, in November last year.