MBMG wins Family Offce Award 2022
MBMG Family Office, the nexus of investment, insurance, legal, audit, accounting, business, tax, and technology services provided by Thailand-based MBMG Group and its affiliated businesses and entities, was, for the second year running, honoured as “Best Family Office” at the highly prestigious, International Investment Awards 2022, retaining the award that it achieved last year, having previously been selected in 2020as the “Highly Commendable” runners-up in the same category.
The accolade was announced in London on 09 October 2022 at the globally broadcasted 23rd annual awards ceremony of International Investment, the leading international investment profession publication. An independent panel of judges described MBMG Family Office as “… consistent and capable. Simply an excellent family office.”
MBMG Family Office released an official statement, acknowledging that the recognition conferred at the awards ceremony in London, had been overshadowed by the tragic events in Thailand.
The International Investment Awards cover the full range of international investment businesses, products, and services. These include technology-based investment platforms that discretionary wealth managers embrace as part of the new approach to investment advice (and which form a key part of MBMG Investment Advisory’s unique database of products and services) as well the continued recognition of legacy products and services from more traditional commission or brokerage approaches to international investment advice, along with a greater focus on issues including diversity and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in investing.
The awards reflect the primacy of American financial services businesses as well as the historic dominance of the UK and its offshore centres, such as the Channel Islands, especially in relation to such legacy products and services, and many EU member states, but also highlight the truly global nature of the modern international investment sector with nominees and awards winners from Canada, Eastern Europe, MENA, Asia, Africa, and South America. MBMG Family Office was the only Thai business honoured at the awards.
In an age where there is an ever increasing number of highly questionable awards dependent upon commercial considerations, it should be noted that MBMG Family Office, MBMG Group, affiliates, and all related entities of the Group, have not in any way sponsored or provided any financial benefits of any kind to Incisive Media (the owner of International Investment Awards) or its related entities, affiliates, or individuals, have no plans to do so in the foreseeable future, and consider that the award has been conferred entirely on merit.
The International Investment Awards
The International Investment Awards are now in their 23rd year, and are the longest- running event of their kind. There are 30 categories, covering the full spectrum of the international investment profession. Awards such as “Best Family Office” are determined by an independent panel of expert judges, using a strict methodology published by International Investment, although some award categories also reflect the votes of the publication’s readers.
“None of us can even contemplate celebrating as we join all the people of Thailand mourning the young lives that were lost in the tragic incident earlier at Nong Bua Lamphu, but even at this terrible time of sadness, all of us at MBMG Group are hugely proud of the achievements of MBMG Family Office, appreciative of the recognition that is reflected in this prestigious award, and are hopeful that in a small way, this gives Thailand’s financial sector a slight lift at such a dark time in our country. Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey, and to the International Investment Awards team and judges.”
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MBMG Group was founded in Asia in 1996 and has since grown steadily. It offers services ranging from investment advisory, corporate advisory, tax advisory, family office, accounting and audit, legal, insurance, estate planning, and property solutions.
Paul Gambles is co-founder and Managing Partner. He is licensed by the Thai SEC as both a securities fundamental investment analyst and an investment planner. Paul is also well-known as an expert commentator, appearing regularly on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Channel News Asia. He also writes the weekly newsletter MBMG Markets Flash, regular updates, and articles.
Published: GGI Insider, No. 122, November 2022