Standard Bank Wealth and Investment won the prestigious Intellidex Award for Best Wealth Manager in South Africa yesterday evening.
According to Christopher Browne, Global Head: Wealth and Investment at Standard Bank, targeted service strategies, relevant management models and client-centricity shine through as plans are put into motion to fulfil the wealth aspirations of clients.
All this, coupled with maintaining strong client relationships and adhering to the principles of integrity, discretion, transparency and accountability, allow Wealth and Investment to craft effective wealth strategies that defy challenging economic environments. Clients are better able to build, preserve and grow their wealth, often achieving superior risk-adjusted investment returns.
Our passion for managing generational wealth further sets Standard Bank Wealth and Investment apart; the Leadership Academies, which are targeted at the family members of our clients, were specifically launched to engage with all members of the family, equipping them with the necessary financial skills to ensure the successful transfer and management of family wealth.
The increasing importance of Africa as a wealth investment location cannot be discounted in any discussion about the future of wealth. This has been cemented by the insights revealed in the 2017 Wealth Report published by Knight Frank and launched in Africa in partnership with Standard Bank Wealth and Investment. In fact, a number of high-net-worth clients across Africa are seeking international diversification, with an ever-increasing appetite for transactional capabilities, investments, lending, real estate and structures, and a focus on increasing digitisation of services.
Additionally, families are adopting a global lifestyle and want to structure their ambitions accordingly. Wealth and Investment’s integrated onshore and offshore proposition serves these clients across the full spectrum of products and services required in their home territories, as well as internationally.
With a presence throughout South Africa as well as Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, Jersey and London, combined with the Standard Bank Group’s own African and international presence and 154-year heritage, Wealth and Investment is empowered with the diversification needed to lead a globally effective wealth strategy.
“Standard Bank is well positioned to deliver bespoke wealth management and banking solutions seamlessly, within South Africa, Africa and offshore.”
We are very proud to have been recognised as the Top Wealth Manager in South Africa, and our focus remains to continue to ensure the unique goals and aspirations of our clients are met for generations to come.