International Fund & Product Awards 2016 results announced

Some of the biggest names from the world of international financial services and wealth management joined International Investment in London last night, as the 17th International Fund & Product Awards dinner took place at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane.

This year’s awards saw a record number of companies enter their products, companies and/or employees, as well as a record number of industry denizens turn out for the event at which the awards were presented. A comic interlude was provided by a well-known British comedian, Rob Deering, who also participated in the handing out of the awards.

Old Mutual International (three awards) and Canada Life International (two awards), were the biggest winners on the night. The winner of the newest and most hotly-contested category, the Best Best-Practice in Offshore award, which was sponsored by Old Mutual International, went to Aisa International.

(For the full list of winners, see below.)

Nick Rapley, chief executive at Open Door Media Publishing, told those in attendance last night that, like the awards, “International Investment exists to champion all that is good about the industry”.

“We like to make heroes of those product providers and advisers who demonstrate best practice, who seek to raise standards, and who put their customers first,” he added.

“You will find one of these advisers on the front cover of every issue; this is a deliberate strategy, which sets us apart. We are extremely happy with the feedback we are getting so far, and our audience grows daily.

“‘Build it and they will come’ is our motto; so we’ve built it, and they are coming!”

‘Important event’

Rapley noted that almost a year had passed since the International Investment website was re-launched, followed a few months later by the re-launched magazine.

“Next year we will re-launch International Investment events,” he continued.

“Tonight is an important night for all of us.”

International Fund & Product Awards 2016 Winners


Best International Life Group (UK)

Winner: Canada Life International

Highly Commended: AXA Wealth International


Best International Life Group (Non-UK)

Winner: Old Mutual International

Highly Commended: Zurich International Life, Middle East


Best International Portfolio Bond

Winner: Canada Life International

Highly Commended:  Standard Life


Best International Trust and Estate Planning Product

Winner: Old Mutual International

Highly Commended: Canada Life International


Best International Protection Plan (Life)

Winner: Zurich Global Life, Middle East

Highly Commended: Canada Life International


Best International Savings Plan

Winner: Fidelity International

Highly Commended: Old Mutual International

Highly Commended: Canada Life International


Best International Pension Plan

Winner:  Zurich International Corporate Solutions

Highly Commended:  Fidelity International


Best International Private Health Insurance Provider

Winner: AXA PPP International

Highly Commended: Aetna International


Best International Private Banking Service (Non-UK)

Winner: Nedbank Private Wealth

Highly Commended:  MBMG Investment Advisory


Best International Wealth Management Provider (UK)

Winner: Nedbank Private Wealth

Highly Commended: London & Capital


Best International Fund Group

Winner: GAM

Highly Commended: KBI Global Investors


Best International Finance Centre

Winner:  Jersey

Highly Commended: Isle of Man


Best International Platform

Winner:  Ardan International


Best International Practice in Asset Management/Life Products/Bonds

Winner:  Old Mutual International


Best International Discretionary Fund Manager

Winner: Brooks Macdonald


Best Best-Practice in Offshore, sponsored by Old Mutual International

Winner: Aisa International

Highly Commended: The Fry Group


Best International Structured Products Provider

Winner: Standard Bank Offshore Group


Best International US Offshore Services Provider

Winner: American Citizens Abroad-State Department Federal Credit Union


International Personality of the Year

Winner: Graham Macdonald, MBE, MBMG Group

Gary Robinson
Head of Video and Ezines at Open Door Media Publishing. Deputy Editor, International Investment. An experienced journalist and filmmaker with more than 20 years' financial services experience, both as journalist and originally as a fully qualified IFA, Gary works across both International Investment and InvestmentEurope titles. Previous video production credits include projects on BBC, C4 and SKY.

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