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Jersey up for top IFC award for tenth year

Jersey up for top IFC award for tenth year

Thursday 02 September 2021

Jersey up for top IFC award for tenth year


Jersey is in the running to be named 'International Finance Centre of the Year' for the tenth year in a row in the Citywealth IFC Awards.

The island, which was handed the accolade for the ninth year in a row earlier this year, is up against Bermuda, Cayman, DIFC, Delaware, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and South Dakota.

Many Jersey firms have also been shortlisted in various categories of the awards, which aim to recognise the excellence among advisers and managers in the private wealth sector.

The awards are judged by an expert panel and an online vote which closes on 5 November 2021 with the awards announced at a gala dinner on 26 January 2022.

Local law firm Dickinson Gleeson has been shortlisted in four categories, including for Boutique Law Firm of the Year, an award it has won for the past four years. Ardent Chambers and Corbett Le Quesne are also in the running for the award.

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Pictured: Partner James Gleeson of Dickinson Gleeson.

In addition, Dickinson Gleeson has been shortlisted for Team of the Year – Litigation Department, and Partner Craig Swart has been nominated for Advisor of the Year – Succession Planning/Trusts award.

Alongside Appleby, Bedell Cristin, Carey Olsen, Mourant, Ogier, Voisin Law and Walkers, it is also in the running for the Law Firm of the Year - Jersey award. 

“We are very proud of the team’s performance across a range of practice areas as reflected in the nominations that we have received,” Partner James Gleeson said. “We can only, as ever, thank our dedicated and committed staff and our clients and the intermediaries with whom we work for their continued support.”

Zoe Blomfield, Managing Partner at Viberts, said she was "delighted" her firm had been nominated for Law Firm of the Year, adding: “Being shortlisted is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone within the firm and the continued support of our valued clients.”

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Pictured: Zoe Blomfield, Managing Partner at Viberts.

Rathbones has been nominated in Investment Management Company of the Year - Channel Islands and Isle of Man category.

Meanwhile, Managing Director Jonathan Giles has been nominated again in the Investment Manager of the Year - Channel Islands and Isle of Man category.

“We are thrilled to once again be recognised by Citywealth and we’re working hard to retain the award,” Mr Giles said. “It’s a testament to the excellent team we have here in Jersey, dedicated to delivering a high quality portfolio management and service.”

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Pictured: Jonathan Giles, Managing Director at Rathbones.

Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited is on the shortlist in the Private Bank of the Year Channel Islands and Isle of Man category.

Brendan Stewart, CEO of Investec in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, is listed for the Private Banker of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, Investec's Head of Private Banking, Kay Parnwell has been nominated and shortlisted in the category ‘Woman of the Year Professional Services' in Citywealth's Powerwomen Awards.

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Pictured: Investec's Head of Private Banking Kay Parnwell and CEO Brendan Stewart.

"We are delighted and proud to have been shortlisted for these Awards. 2020 has been a challenging year for our business, for our clients and for our industry partners,” Mr Stewart said. “Our team rose to those challenges and their efforts to maintain a high-quality service and continued business growth are recognised by this achievement. 

"I am also humbled to have been shortlisted in the individual category of Private Banker of the Year and am delighted for Kay Parnwell who has led by example throughout her entire career in financial services, which spans over 40 years." 

Accuro, Alex Picot Trust, Crestbridge, IQ-EQ, Hawksford, JTC, Ocorian, Pentera, RBC Wealth Management and Trident Trust are all up for the ‘Trust Company of the Year’ award.

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