250 bankers from across the globe gathered in London to attend the Global Private Banking Awards ceremony. This was the eighth time that the Financial Times together with its specialist titles The Banker and Professional Wealth Management had presented these prestigious awards. Once again Berenberg came out top of the country rating and was named the Best Private Bank in Germany. In this process, Germany’s oldest private bank became the only institution in the world to be recognised in this way for the sixth time in a row.
“We’re delighted to receive this prestigious award for what is now the sixth time. This is an obligation and stimulus for us at one and the same time,” declares Berenberg Managing Partner and spokesman Dr Hans-Walter Peters. Financial institutions from over 60 different countries were analysed by the independent jury, which rated the banks’ corporate and growth strategy and their customer relationship management activities, among other things. They also examined the extent to which the institutions gear their portfolio management, asset management and product strategy to the needs of their clients.
Founded in 1590, Berenberg is one of Europe’s leading private banks today, offering services in the divisions of Private Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management, and Corporate Banking. Headquartered in Hamburg and led by managing partners, Berenberg maintains a strong presence in the financial centres of London, Zurich, New York, and Frankfurt, and has a total of 19 offices in Europe and the Americas. More than 1,330 employees carry the bank’s long tradition of success into the future.