Steven Sahota Wins Most Promising Newcomer Award

At a ceremony at The Guildhall last night announcing the winners of The City of London Wealth Management Awards, Natasha Kaplinsky presented Beaufort Investment Manager, Steven Sahota, with the award for Most Promising Newcomer.

Andrew Neil presented Justin Urquhart Stewart, the well known City commentator, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the private investment sector over the past 35 years.

Above: Steven Sahota, Investment Manager at Beaufort Securities received his award from Natasha Kaplinsky

Tony Hetherington, Financial Editor of the Mail on Sunday won the Financial Journalist of the Year Award. Robert Peston from the BBC collected the Award for Best Industry Commentator.

The City of London Wealth Management Awards are unique in that winners are determined by an online public vote. This year a record number of over 25,000 votes were cast. Stephen Pinner, MD of Goodacre UK the company responsible for arranging these Awards said:

“Winning a City of London Wealth Management Award is now firmly established as a significant proof of distinction for the best companies and individuals within the regulated investment space. The fact that winners are determined exclusively by online votes is a huge endorsement for all winners. The record number of votes cast demonstrates the increasing interest from private investors in giving accolades to the best in the business.”

Company Awards

The Platform Securities Award for Best Advisory Service Joint: Tilney Bestinvest and Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
The Willis Limited, Finex Global – Financial Institutions Award for Best Discretionary Service Brewin Dolphin
Best Execution-Only CFD Provider Accendo Markets
Best Execution-Only Equity Share Dealing Service Halifax Share Dealing
Best Fund Sanlam Private Investments (UK)
Best Fund Platform Hargreaves Lansdown
Best FX Service Provider FxPro
Best ISA Provider Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers LLP
Best Market Newsletter Collins Sarri Statham Investments
The JHC Award for Best SIPP Provider AJ Bell Youinvest
Best Spread Betting Provider ETX Capital
The Allfunds Bank Award for Best UK Private Bank Nedbank Private Wealth
The FNZ Award for Family Office of the Year Oracle Capital Group
The Clearstream Banking Award for Wealth Management Company of the Year St James’s Place Wealth Management

Individual Awards

The Equiniti Award for Most Promising Newcomer Steven Sahota, Beaufort Securities
Best Compliance Professional Penny Rooney, Killik & Co.
Best Fund Manager Neil Woodford, Woodford Investment Management
Best Industry Commentator Robert Peston, BBC
The JHC Award Financial Journalist of the Year Tony Hetherington, Mail on Sunday
Mudlark Award for Exceptional Performance in the Back Office Perry Downward, Ramsey Crookall and Co.
The FactSet Award for Wealth Manager of the Year (Female) Petronella West, Investment Quorum
The FactSet Award for Wealth Manager of the Year (Male) Charles Newsome, Investec Wealth & Investment
The Spectator Money Award for Lifetime Achievement Justin Urquhart Stewart, Seven Investment Management

Notes for Editors

The purpose of the City of London Wealth Management Awards is to recognise and promote quality of service from Wealth Management companies and individuals.

Winners are determined by an online vote which makes the Awards independent, unique and highly valued. Voting took place over a two week period in February 2015 and the poll was reviewed by an independent panel of judges from the Law firms Edwin Coe, Jones Day and RBS.

The event was sponsored by FactSet, Clearstream Banking, Equiniti, Allfunds Bank, JHC, Willis Limited FINEX Global-Financial Institutions, FNZ, Platform Securities and Spectator Money who was the Media Partner.

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