[South Africa] Standard Bank scoops prestigious title in London
Standard Bank International Personal Banking (IPB), a division of Standard Bank Offshore Group (SBOG), triumphed in the 2019 International Investment Awards, walking away with the ‘Excellence in Private Banking’ award in London.
Considered an ‘industry institution’, the honours are highly regarded in the international investment and wealth adviser community, attracting more than 150 industry professionals from more than 60 companies.
This year’s ceremony, the 20th anniversary event, saw a record number of entries, including six new categories as part of a relaunch to ensure the global event fully reflects the diversity and breadth of the industry it serves.
Organised by International Investment magazine, the awards recognise extraordinary talent and remarkable achievements from every corner of the globe.
Sanshia Tumblety, Head of Banking Propositions, collected the award on behalf of the team and praised the collective efforts of her colleagues.
Greg Barclay, Head of High Net Worth, Personal and Corporate Wealth said ‘Naturally, I am proud and delighted that we have been recognised in this way and it is testament to the expertise and commitment of our staff. This has only been made possible through the continued collaboration and partnership across our business, enablement and support functions.
‘It is real acknowledgement of our focus on client centricity and further improving our proposition, ensuring a defined customer experience programme is in place to support the bank’s digitisation strategy and provide an omnichannel service to clients.’
Standard Bank Offshore Group Limited (SBOG) is 100% owned by Standard Bank Group Limited (SBG), the largest bank in Africa by assets.
Standard Bank was also shortlisted in two other categories at the prestigious annual awards. Melville Douglas, for ‘Best International Discretionary Fund Manager’ and senior manager Tim Townsend as ‘Emerging Talent of the Year’.