DeVere’s Nigel Green wins coveted Int’l Personality of the Year at IFP Awards

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 05 Oct 2018

Nigel Green, the founding CEO of deVere Group, was named International Personality of the Year 2018 at last night’s International Fund and Product Awards in London.

The 19th annual IFP Awards, hosted by International Investment in the magnificent surroundings of Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City of London, brought together more than 250 of the industry’s key players.

More than 35 companies from all corners of the globe, attended the glittering ceremony – the longest-running of its kind in the world.
The judges described Green (pictured left) as being “as controversial as he is inspirational.” James Green (pictured above), received the award on behalf of his father.

Speaking to International Investment’s Gary Robinson, Green said: “We all work extremely hard at DeVere and it genuinely is a team ethic within the company , but I am absolutely delighted with these awards.”

“More so for the International Personality of the Year award for my dad if I’m honest. He was looking forward to being here but a commitment with an event with the Maltese government has meant he couldn’t get here in time. I know how pleased he will be though.

“These awards are the biggest in the industry and to have received this from both the judges and the readers of International Investment is very humbling,” he added.

And the winners are…
Among the other big winners of the evening was Green’s son, James Green, who became the recipient of the inaugural Best International Young Talent Award, at the age of 31.

The Fry Group won the award for Best Best-Practice in Financial Advisory/Wealth Management, and Old Mutual International won Best International Fund Group.
Best International Life Group was awarded to RL360, and Utmost won in the Best International Trust and Estate Planning Product category.

Here is the full list of the winners and highly commended for each category:

Best International Fund Group
Winner: Old Mutual International
Highly Commended: GAM

Best International Discretionary Fund Manager
Winner: Rathbones
Highly Commended: Tilney

Best International Finance Centre
Winner: Isle of Man
Highly Commended: Jersey

Best International Life Group (Non-UK)
Winner: RL360
Highly Commended: Old Mutual International
Highly Commended: Hansard

Best International Life Group (UK)
Winner: Canada Life International
Highly Commended: Old Mutual International

Best International Pension Plan
Winner: Zurich International Pension Plan from Zurich International Corporate Solutions
Highly Commended: Freedom International Personal Pension from Boal & Co

Best International Platform
Winner: Ardan International Wealth Platform (RL360)
Highly Commended: Capital International Platform, by Capital International Group

Best International Portfolio Bond
Winner: Wealth Portfolio, Old Mutual International
Highly Commended: Access Portfolio, Investors Trust

Best Best-Practice in Asset Management
Winner: Future Fit (Old Mutual International)
Highly Commended: Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Best Best-Practice in Financial Advisory/Wealth Management
Winner: The Fry Group

Winners by region:
Europe: Wimmer Family Office
Africa: VFS International
Asia: The Fry Group
Middle East: Abacus Financial Consultants
UK: Aisa

Best International Private Banking Service
Winner: Nedbank Private Wealth
Highly Commended: Standard Bank Wealth International

Best International Wealth Management Provider (UK)
Winner: Nedbank Private Wealth
Highly Commended: MASECO Private Wealth

Best International Private Health Insurance Provider
Winner: Aetna International
Highly Commended: Now Health International

Best International Protection Plan
Winner: Silk Life Plan (Old Mutual International)
Highly Commended: CanProtect Whole of Life Plan (Canada Life)

Best International Savings Plan
Winner: Offshore Savings Account (Canada Life)
Joint Highly Commended: Zurich International Pension Plan (Zurich International Corporate Solutions)
Joint Highly Commended: Evolution Family of Products (Investors Trust)

Best International Trust and Estate Planning Product
Winner: Estate Planning Bond (Utmost Wealth Solutions)
Highly Commended: Excess Income Trust (Old Mutual International)

International Personality of the Year
Winner: Nigel Green, deVere Group
2nd: Tim Searle, Globaleye
3rd Trevor Keidan, Infinity Financial Solutions

Best International Young Talent
Winner: James Green, deVere Group
2nd: Samuel Thomas, Standard Bank Wealth Management
3rd: Sam Barrie, Infinity Financial Solutions