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On Thursday 30 April Lombard International Assurance was honoured with the Special Editor’s award in the 2015 WealthBriefing European Awards. The award was presented at a prestigious gala event held at the Guildhall in London.

Lombard International Assurance was nominated in the Private Placement Life Insurance (“PPLI”) category, further to a submission made by Simon Gorbutt and Steve Sayer of our Wealth Structuring Solutions team. Life insurance companies which were competing in the category offer open architecture insurance solutions to private banks, asset managers and others for the custody and management of investments supporting the value of those insurance solutions.

In his introduction to the Special Editor’s award, ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris said: This [Lombard International Assurance] is a firm that has been consistently innovative in driving private placement life insurance. It is often regarded as a sophisticated and increasingly appreciated form of asset protection that is, or should be, a part of any wealth manager’s toolkit. The winner has consistently championed this market and played a big part in advancing awareness about it among the wider wealth management community. The Editor’s award for the private placement life insurance company that has impressed most over the last year goes to Lombard International Assurance.”

We are delighted by this accolade and recognition of our thought leadership, which is one of our 4 strategic pillars, by our peers and the judges. This is encouraging as we have embarked on an ambitious growth journey and are becoming a global brand.