SPEAR’S Russia Wealth Management Awards 2015
On 7 December the SPEAR’S Russia Wealth Management Awards ceremony was held at the Mossovet Theatre in Moscow. The award is presented annually to recognise representatives of the private banking and wealth management industry as well as those from adjacent sectors. In 2015 the awards ceremony was held for the seventh time.
Sberbank Private Banking won the nomination “Best Russian Bank for Private Clients, while Promsvyazbank was named the best Russian Bank for Corporate Clients. Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen and UBS Switzerland were identified by the panel of judges as best foreign banks with the former operating in Russia and the latter servicing HNW Russian nationals abroad. Rietumu Banka became the Best Private Bank in the Baltics and the CIS for the forth year in a row.
Alfa-Capital MC won the Best Managing Company nomination, QB Finance had no equals among Investment Companies while CONFIDERI Advisory Group re-affirmed its status as the Best Family Office. QBF Asset Management was this year’s Best Start-up Company and Natsionalnaya Yuridicheskaya Sluzhba (National Legal Service) was recognised as the Best Legal Counsel of the year.
Winners of personal nominations included A.v.e. co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors Temur Shakaya (Businessman of the Year), Dmitri Breitenbicher from the Bank of Moscow (Investment Consultant of the Year), and Aidan Salakhova from the Aidan gallery (Art Consultant of the Year). Natalia Kapinos (Absolut Private Bank) and Alexei Stankevich (Phoenix Advisors) won the nomination Lady and Gentleman of the Year in the PB&WM industry.
The title of Industry’s Legend was awarded to Mikhail Zadornov, President and Chairman of the Board of VTB24. In keeping with the long-standing tradition the honour to present the award to the winner was granted to the legendary brand Chivas Regal. Mikhail Zadornov received the most prestigious whisky in the entire Chivas line – Chivas Regal 25 YO that has long become synonymous with success and greatest achievements. Past winners of the Industry’s Legend nomination included Roman Avdeev, Mark Garber, Ruben Vardanyan, Pavel Teplukhin, Andrei Movchan and Alexei Rodzyanko.
During the Ceremony special awards were presented to four companies: Consulco was recognised in the Investment Product of the Year nomination, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen was selected as the Team of the Year, Ingosstrakh Exclusive won in the Insurance Project of the Year category while M2M Private Bank that opened the Private Banking Academy received recognition for its Contribution to the Development of the Private Banking and Wealth Management Industry.
This year’s panel of judges included Roman Avdeev, co-owner of the Credit Bank of Moscow, Mark Garber, senior partner at GHP Group, Pavel Teplukhin, Chief Executive Officer of the Deutsche Bank Group in Russia, Irina Rapoport, Director General at ROSNANO Capital, Alexandre Gafin, a banker and media manager and Arman Jilavyan, SPEAR’S Russia publisher. The panel was presided by Andrei Vdovin, Editor-in-Chief a SPEAR’S Russia Magazine.
SPEAR'S Russia Wealth Management Awards is an annual award for the private banking, wealth management, and related industries. In 2015, legendary Scotch whisky Chivas Regal and IWC Schaffhausen were the Official Partners. PwC was the independent consultant of the Awards. SPEAR’S Russia magazine and PBWM.ru website were the organizers of the Awards.
Creative and commercial management of the project is provided by MEDIACRAT.