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Standard Bank Wealth and Investment named SA’s Top Wealth Manager - highlighting the group’s capabilities to provide customised wealth solutions.
28 June 2017
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Johannesburg, 28 June 2017 – Standard Bank Wealth and Investment has won the prestigious Intellidex Award for Top Wealth Manager in South Africa following an awards function last evening.

Standard Bank Wealth and Investment partners with their clients to assist them with building, preserving and growing the wealth of their families and individuals and places focus on achieving superior risk-adjusted investment returns and preserving wealth for future generations within the ambit of a long-term inter-generational wealth plan.

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 goals and aspirations of clients.

“We are delighted to see these efforts reflected in an important award like this. It follows a number of international awards we have received recently for our ability to assist clients in achieving their wealth ambitions and crafting a generational wealth plan for them and their families, through a challenging economic environment,” says Mr Browne.

With a presence throughout South Africa as well as Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, Jersey and London, the business unit’s international footprint, combined with the Standard Bank Group’s own African and international presence, and 154-year heritage, the bank is empowered with the diversification needed to lead a globally effective wealth strategy.

“We maintain strong relationships with our clients – to intimately understand their needs and in doing so, we are able to provide a more personalised wealth management solution,” says Mr Browne.

“Our Leadership Academies form part of this overall solution. Designed specifically for our client’s family members ranging from 10 to 24 years of age – and extending to the Women’s Wealth Academy – our Academies aim to engage, educate and empower all family members with the financial awareness and skills necessary to help them develop and manage wealth, ensuring the successful transfer of wealth for generations to come.”

“Integral to driving these solutions are our Relationship Managers and Wealth Managers, who in partnership with their team of experts and trusted advisors, endeavour to serve our clients throughout all the different stages of their lives,” says Mr Browne.

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.

“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,” says Mr Browne.

Additionally, families are adopting a global lifestyle and choose to structure their ambitions accordingly. The Standard Bank 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.

“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,” says Mr Browne.

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