Standard Bank success shows excellence in international arena

For the second successive year, Standard Bank has clinched a prestigious award. Its International Personal Banking (IPB) division was recognised for excellence at the 2020 International Investment Awards, winning the ‘Excellence in Private Banking’ award for the second year in a row.

Organised by International Investment Magazine, the awards are considered an ‘industry institution’: highly respected in the international investment and wealth adviser community and an event which acknowledges extraordinary talent and remarkable achievements from every corner of the globe.

The winners of the 21st International Investment Awards were revealed at its first ever ‘virtual’ ceremony where Standard Bank was also shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Client Service – Industry’ category.

Greg Barclay, Head of International Wealth & Investment, Personal and Corporate Wealth, said: ‘Naturally, I am delighted we have retained this award and am extremely proud of the team. It really is testament to the expertise and commitment of our staff whose continued collaboration and partnership across our business, enablement and support functions made it possible.

‘Winning this accolade also provides a number of benefits, including increased credibility and benchmarking and endorsement that Standard Bank has demonstrated a high level of dedication in the international arena. Many congratulations to all who have contributed to a fantastic achievement.’

The Isle of Man was also awarded International Finance Centre of the Year for the third time in four years. The judges said it was “A standout well-regulated jurisdiction with a unique approach to financial services.” Mr Barclay added ‘Standard Bank is very proud of its long association with the financial services sector in Isle of Man.’

IPB is a division of Standard Bank Offshore Group Limited (SBOG) which is 100% owned by Standard Bank Group (SBG), the largest bank in Africa by assets. Standard Bank Offshore Group is a leading provider of international financial products and services to people and businesses. It supports Africa’s growth by connecting the continent with international markets. It offers solutions in Banking, Investing and Fiduciary and has offices in Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and representative offices in London and South Africa.