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First Names Group shortlisted for two WealthBriefingAsia awards

12 April 2017

First Names Group has been shortlisted for two categories in the 2017 WealthBriefingAsia Awards: ‘Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company – Greater China’ and ‘Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company – South-East Asia’.

Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the WealthBriefingAsia Awards are designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals that the judging panel deemed to have demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2016.

Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner, held on 1 June 2017 at the Westin, Singapore. According to Stephen Harris of WealthBriefingAsia, the awards “are judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics.” Further, they “recognise the very best operators in the private client industry, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process.”

Upon hearing of our shortlist success, Karen O’Hanlon, Managing Director of First Names Group Singapore, commented:

“Building a strong business in Asia has been a key focus of the Group in recent years, so being recognised by the WealthBriefingAsia Awards forms an important milestone for us as we deepen our footprint in the region and continue growing our reputation as a leading international, independent fiduciary services provider. I am so pleased with our shortlisting and would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank the team for their hard work and dedication – without which this accolade would never be possible.”

Echoing Karen’s sentiments, our new Hong Kong Managing Director, Stuart Dowding, added:

“I feel incredibly proud of our Hong Kong team being shortlisted for such a prestigious award; it is a welcome testament to the incredible hard work that has been put in over the last 12 months and to the progress we have made – and continue to make – in establishing and growing a solid First Names Group presence in the jurisdiction. We’ll be keeping our fingers tightly crossed for a win – or two!”