Meet the candidates: 19th Annual IFP Awards – Int’l Personality of the Year

This year for the first time we have introduced a readers’ vote element in two categories. Below we have a few lines on each of the shortlisted candidates for 19th Annual IFP Awards International Personality of the Year award to help you make your decision.

While this is not solely a votes-based award – with our judges comments and additional criteria playing a factor in the overall decision as to who wins the award – the readers’ vote is an integral part of that process.

There are just two days to go until voting stops, so please cast your vote (using the link at the bottom of the page) if you haven’t already. Deadline for this and the Best International Young Talent award ccloses at 12pm UK time on Wednesday 15 August.

David Denton:

David Denton is head of international technical sales at Old Mutual Wealth.

Well-known with international life industry professionals and advisory firms alike, Denton has specialised in the offshore market for over 20 years – with the past 18 years supporting Old Mutual International’s business under its various guises.

Per Wimmer:
Per Wimmer is a Danish philanthropist, space advocate, entrepreneur, financier and author. Wimmer owns and administers his own international corporate financial advisory firm, Wimmer Financial, Previously he worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and London.

He founded Wimmer Family Office in 2011 a London-based family office for wealthy families and high net worth individuals.

Tim Searle:
Tim Searle is chairman of international financial services company Globaleye. A leader and well-known figure in international circles Tim is based at Globaleye’s HQ in Dubai. On important industry matters Searle is rarely far from the action with a direct opinion on host of subjects that is always worth listening to.

Searle’s hobbies centre around cars and he is known for having one of the world’s most impressive MG collections.

Nigel Green:
Nigel Green is CEO of deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial consultancies with over 80,000 clients in more than 100 countries worldwide and over $10bn under advice. He has led the company’s growth rom one office to well over 70 globally in just 14 years. Outspoken, often controversial and to some inspirational, Green is also known for motivational speaking.

His company’s recent campaign against the US government’s controversial FATCA policy has led to support for change in US congress.

Trevor Keidan:
Trevor Keidan is the managing director, and a founding partner, of Infinity Financial Solutions, a market-leading financial services provider operating across Asia with offices in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Cambodia and Vietnam and regulated in both Hong Kong and Labuan.

Along with his co-founders he established Infinity in 2004 because “we felt that the expat community in Asia was being ill served by the financial services industry”.

Nathan Prior:
Nathan Prior joined Partners Wealth Management from Julius Baer in 2015, started his career at Merrill Lynch, a wealth of experience working with UK resident non-domiciled individuals and UK expats.

UK-based Prior has been interviewed and quoted in numerous industry media outlets and is often at the snare of many an international financial services debate.

Louise Bracken-Smith:
Louise Bracken-Smith, became managing director of the Fairway Group in 2012 and then CEO in 2017 but has been working within the offshore finance industry since 1993.

She also sits on the boards of the group managed trust and fund services businesses, which include Emirates NBD Trust Company (Jersey) Limited (a subsidiary of Emirates NBD Bank PJSC).

Bracken-Smith was also one of the founding members of the 7.45 Breakfast Club, which was set up in 2004 with 42% female members.

Voting for International Personality of the Year and Best International Young Talent closes on Wednesday 15 August at 12pm BST. Be sure to cast your vote in plenty of time by clicking on the following links:

International Personality of the Year: Vote here
Best International Young Talent: Vote here

The 19th annual Awards will take place on 4 October in the City of London. To reserve a table, or for further information, please contact Christopher Copper-Ind, publisher, International Investment, at

Christopher Copper-Ind
Christopher Copper-Ind is Publisher and Editor of International Investment. His previous publishing experience focused largely on the Middle East and emerging markets, and he was Editorial Director of The Business Year, based in Istanbul, for three years before moving back to London in 2017. He is the author of How to Negotiate, to be published by Macmillan in 2019.

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