Singapore (10 June, 2016) – Swiss private bank Bordier & Cie (Bordier) has been awarded the ‘Best Boutique Private Bank’ in Asia by Asian wealth management and private banking intelligence, WealthBriefingAsia.

The award celebrates Bordier’s achievement as a boutique bank in the region that “remains, in many ways, a highly traditional Swiss partnership bank with an inbuilt culture that avoids undue risk while offering close attention to clients’ needs.”

The win marks the second victory for the bank, having taken home the award for the same category in 2014. Last year, Bordier was shortlisted for the ‘Pure Play Private Bank’ category.

Presenting the award on behalf of WealthBriefingAsia’s editorial board, Andrew Deane, publisher of WealthBriefingAsia, said, “Its range of offerings – from traditional private banking, asset management, and family office services – work well together, and are comprehensive and clearly spelled out in the offering to clients.”

The bank’s wide geographic reach and dedicated offerings for independent asset managers were also highlights of its merit.

Evrard Bordier, the fifth generation descendant of the bank’s founding family, leads the firm as CEO of Bordier & Cie (Singapore) and managing partner of the Bordier Group.

Commenting on the win, Evrard said, “We’re honoured to be recognised in this category. The bank takes pride in our boutique heritage and we look forward to significantly enhancing the ambit of services for our clients in Asia.”

The WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards was assessed on innovation and excellence achieved in 2015, as recognised by the wealth management industry.

Independence, integrity and genuine insight were the watchwords of the judging process. It involved specially convened expert panels drawn from both private banks and trusted advisors and support by relevant third-party organisations, according to the intelligence site.

Established in 1844 in Geneva, Switzerland, Bordier has 172 years of expertise in providing bespoke financial services to generations of families around the world. It launched its first and only Asian headquarters in Singapore in February 2011. Playing to its boutique strengths, the private bank currently serves over 200 clients from across 42 countries. Bordier’s history and stellar track record, with Tier 1 ratio and the absence of debt, attest to its success as a boutique player.

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