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IFC Awards Submissions

Submissions are now closed. 

 

Entry criteria

Any organisation or individual may enter themselves for any of the awards. Organisations may put forward entries for multiple awards as appropriate.

We also welcome your nominations for any organisation or individual you think is deserving of recognition at these prestigious awards.

 

The judges

An independent panel of industry judges determines the winners. 

Additionally, the shortlist is published online and online voting will take place. The online vote carries the weight of one additional judge. Over 5,000 votes were received for the 2018 shortlist.

Awards will go to those organisations/individuals that are recognised by peers and clients as demonstrating excellence under the relevant criteria below:

  • In-depth technical expertise & knowledge of their field
  • Market-leading products/services
  • Innovative solutions to private client dilemmas
  • Contribution to the profession
  • Client service initiatives – examples and how it differentiates your offering
  • Client retention/new business initiatives and success
  • Investment performance (third party corroboration will be noted)
  • Leadership and vision

 

General guidelines:

  • Ensure the submission includes the cover letter on its first page, which can be downloaded below
  • Each entry must be in the form of a written submission of no more than 1000 words. The judges are looking for concise written submissions and your entry should cover as many of the listed criteria as possible
  • Please ensure each item of your submission has the following information clearly printed: category name, name of entering company/firm and contact
  • Please ensure you include what associations and registrations you are a member of
  • When nominating a third party, please provide as much information as possible. Contact details for the nominee are mandatory

 

Judging Process

Stage 1 The contest is opened for submissions and companies enter
Stage 2 The Judges review the entries and meet to agree the finalists
Stage 3 The finalists are announced
Stage 4 Public Voting – online voting opens and will count as one additional judges vote
Stage 5 Judges meet to cast final votes and agree the winners
Stage 6 The winners are announced publicly at the awards ceremony

The Categories

Event Categories

  • IFC of the Year

  • Family Office of the Year

  • Investment Management Company of the Year - Channel Islands & Isle of Man

  • Investment Management Company of the Year - Switzerland

  • Private Bank of the Year - Channel Islands & Isle of Man

  • Private Bank of the Year - Switzerland & Lichtenstein

  • Private Bank of the Year - Europe

  • Private Banker of the Year - Channel Islands & Isle of Man

  • Private Banker of the Year - Switzerland

  • Investment Manager of the Year - Channel Islands & Isle of Man

  • Investment Manager of the Year - Switzerland

  • Boutique Law Firm of the Year

  • Law Firm of the Year - Hong Kong & Singapore

  • Law Firm of the Year - Bahamas, Bermuda & Cayman

  • Law Firm of the Year - Guernsey

  • Law Firm of the Year - Isle of Man

  • Law Firm of the Year - Jersey

  • Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland

  • Law Firm of the Year - Luxembourg

  • Law Firm of the Year - Monaco

  • Law Firm of the Year - Malta & Cyprus

  • Lawyer of the Year - Channel Islands & Isle of Man

  • Lawyer of the Year - Switzerland

  • Lawyer of the Year - Litigation

  • Team of the Year - Litigation Department

  • Trust Company of the Year - Hong Kong & Singapore

  • Trust Company of the Year - Bahamas, Bermuda & Cayman

  • Trust Company of the Year - Guernsey

  • Trust Company of the Year - Isle of Man

  • Trust Company of the Year - Jersey

  • Trust Company of the Year - Switzerland

  • Trust Company of the Year - Luxembourg

  • Trust Company of the Year - Monaco

  • Independent Trust Company of the Year

  • Trustee of the Year - Channel Islands & Isle of Man

  • Trustee of the Year - Switzerland

  • Advisor of the Year - Succession Planning/Trusts

  • Deal of the Year - Legal Team/Bank Team/Trust Team

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