“Our judging panel were greatly struck by the range of her accomplishments, achievements, and commitments to the industry. She is an exemplar to us all.”

That is how the judging panel described Katherine Ellis, winner of the Women in Wealth Management Individual Contribution, at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2017.

Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams, and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2016’. Former Channel 5 presenter, Emma Crosby, presented the awards during a glitzy gala black-tie dinner, at the Guildhall in the City of London.

Katherine commented, “Nobody can excel in this complex field alone and I am privileged to be surrounded by exceptional individuals with a real passion for the work they do. Many of those amazing people are women and I am really lucky to be part of a supportive company with a diverse board and work environment.”

ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris, was first to extend his congratulations to all the winners. He said: “The firms who triumphed in these awards are all worthy winners, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations. These awards were 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. That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature. These awards recognise the very best operators in the private client industry, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management. I am optimistic that these annual awards will become one of the brightest highlights in the wealth management calendar.”