Announcing II’s ‘Best best-practice in offshore’ award
Last month, as we were making plans for our annual International Fund & Product Awards event, which takes place on 12 October in London, the world’s first-ever anti-corruption summit was under way, just blocks from our offices.
At the same time, fall-out from the previous month’s explosive release of data and documents known as the “Panama Papers”, widely seen as exposing a secret world of tax evasion, with implications for banks and other financial institutions around the world, continued to reverberate across our computer screens.
Then we read a report about yet another investor who looks set to lose his entire pension as a result of having invested it in an exceptionally toxic fund, managed by the now-defunct LM Investment Management of Australia.
And although it wasn’t a new thought, we decided at that moment that if there was ever a time to introduce a brand-new award, to honour the “best best-practice financial advisory firm/wealth manager in the international space”, it was now. This year. As part of the 17th outing of these International Fund & Product Awards.
For more information, watch this space, over the weeks and months ahead.
In the meantime, if you’d like to share your thoughts on this new award with us, please don’t hesitate to email or call.