Asian Private Banker (APB) Awards for Distinction (AFD) 2015: #CreditSuisse Is The Best Private Bank In Asia

HONG KONG, Jan 2016 –¬†Credit Suisse emerged as the big winner in 2015 with seven awards, out of 33 categories, including Best Private Bank — Asia. This was most impressive in a year marked by intense volatility and dampened sentiment, particularly in the latter half.


The Awards For Distinction 2015 also introduced new awards to mirror essential business trends. Best Private Bank – Digital Innovations pays close heed to how banks are ramping digital strategies to both cater to more tech-savvy clients and better cope with rising regulatory demands. Best Private Bank – Employer of the Year, meanwhile, is introduced at a time when banks are striving to retain and hire best talent. The winners of these awards are Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs respectively.


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The AFD 2015 winners are:


Category Winner
Private Banker of the Year Francesco de Ferrari, Credit Suisse
Asia Credit Suisse
Hong Kong UBS Wealth Management
Singapore DBS Private Bank
Employer of the Year Goldman Sachs
Pure Play EFG Bank
Discretionary Portfolio Services UBS Wealth Management
UHNW Services Goldman Sachs
Diversity Goldman Sachs
External Asset Managers’ Choice Julius Baer
Alternative Investments Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
China International UBS Wealth Management
China Domestic China Merchants Bank
International, India Citi Private Bank
Domestic, India IIFL Private Wealth Management
NRI Services Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Fund Advisory Services Julius Baer
South Korea KEB Hana Bank
Middle East Barclays
Taiwan International UBS Wealth Management
Taiwan Domestic UBS Wealth Management
Australia Credit Suisse
Malaysia International Credit Suisse
Malaysia Domestic Maybank Private Wealth
Indonesia International Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Thailand International Credit Suisse
Thailand Domestic Siam Commercial Bank
Philippines International Bank of Singapore
Philippines Domestic BDO Private Bank
Family Office Services Credit Suisse
Philanthropic Services UBS Wealth Management
Trust & Advisory Services HSBC Private Bank
Digital Innovations Credit Suisse


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