DeVere's Nigel Green named Personality of the Year at 20th II Awards

DeVere's Nigel Green named Personality of the Year at 20th II Awards

Nigel Green, the founder and CEO of deVere Group, scooped the title of Personality of the Year 2019 at the International Investment Awards in London last night.

Green is CEO of one of the world's largest independent financial consultancies with over 80,000 clients in more than 100 countries worldwide. The judges praised his "ability to adapt to changing environments, has seen some remarkable fintech initiatives in recent years." He is, they said, "Controversial to some, inspirational to others."

Emerging Talent of the Year went to Riyad Adamou, Holborn Assets. This and the Personality of the Year awards were decided by a mix of online voting and the judging panel.

Canada Life International picked up four awards on the night, including best International Life Group (UK).

Stiff competition in a new category, Excellence in Client Service, was seen off by Hansard and Holborn Assets which won the Industry and Advisers awards, respectively.

Aetna International was named Best International Private Health Insurance Provider.

In his opening address, Christopher Copper-Ind, publisher of International Investment, described the II Awards as "something of an industry institution." He added, "Over the past two decades we have recognised extraordinary talent and remarkable achievements from every corner of the globe."


Here is the full list of winners of the International Investment Awards 2019:

Best International Pension Plan: Zurich International - Zurich International Pension Plan

Best International Financial Centre: Jersey

Best International Platform: Old Mutual International - Wealth Interactive

Excellent platform with innovative new developments driven by regulation

Best International Fund Group: Quilter Investors

Best International Portfolio Bond: Premier Account, Canada Life International

Best International Discretionary Fund Manager: Rathbones

Best Family Office: Wimmer Family Office

International Campaign of the Year: RL360

Excellence in Private Banking: Standard Bank Offshore Group Limited (SBOG)

Best Fintech Innovation: deVere Group

Excellence in Fintech: Old Mutual International - Wealth Interactive

Best International Savings Plan: Canada Life International - Offshore Savings Account

Best International Life Group (UK): Canada Life International

Best International Life Group (Non-UK): Zurich International Life

Best International Protection Plan (Life): Old Mutual International - Silk Life Plan

Best International Private Health Insurance Provider: Aetna International

Best International Trust and Estate Planning: Canada Life International - The Wealth Preservation Account

Excellence in Client Service, Advisers

Regional winners:

Aiva - Lat Am

Atlas Wealth Management - Australia

deVere Group - Europe

Holborn Assets - Middle East and Asia,

Partners Wealth Management - UK

Overall winner: Holborn Assets

Excellence in Client Service, Industry:

Regional winners:

RL360 - Asia

Dolfin - Europe

Hansard - Lat Am

Old Mutual International - Middle East

Utmost Wealth Solutions - UK

Overall Winner: Hansard

Excellence in Advisory Best Practice

Regional winners:

Asia: The Fry Group

Middle East: Abacus Financial Consultants

Africa: VFS International

Europe: deVere Group

UK: The Fry Group

Overall Winner: Abacus Financial Consultants

Emerging Talent of the Year: Riyad Adamou, Holborn Assets

Personality of the Year: Nigel Green, deVere Group