Team GSB collects two WealthBriefing MENA Awards

GSB has been honoured with two prestigious WealthBriefing Awards ⏤ ‘AuM Up To US$1 Billion’ and ‘Best External Asset Manager (EAM) Newcomer’ ⏤ at last night’s Ninth Annual WealthBriefing MENA Awards 2022 ceremony held in Dubai, UAE.

These awards follow a series of successes for GSB, which are now firmly established as one of the region’s leading wealth management providers. The WealthBriefing Awards are globally recognised as benchmarks for excellence among professionals in private banking, trust, fund administration and family office communities — with winners judged by an independent panel of industry experts against various criteria, including innovation, excellence and service quality.

Each award category is highly contested and is subject to a rigorous process before the judges select the ultimate winner. It is this process that makes WealthBriefing awards so prized amongst winners. The WealthBriefing MENA Awards are part of a global programme run by WealthBriefing, its sister publications WealthBriefingAsia and Family Wealth Report, encompassing all of the world’s major wealth management centres.

Participants worldwide recognise that winning awards is particularly important in these challenging times as it gives clients reassurance in the solidity and sustainability of the winner’s business and operating model.

Left to right:
Ross Whatnall, CEO; Alison Whatnall, COO; and Laurence Black, Non-Executive Director, at the Ninth Annual WealthBriefing MENA Awards in Dubai.

Commenting on the win, CEO of GSB, Ross Whatnall, said, “This is a fantastic achievement for GSB and recognises our hard work over the past year to become one of the most respected wealth managers. Our team is dedicated to providing clients with first-class service and advice, and this award is a testament to their commitment. I want to thank everyone at GSB for their dedication to making us one of the best in our field.”

ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris, was the first to extend his congratulations to all the winners. He said: “The organisations and individuals who triumphed in these awards are all worthy winners. I want to extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners and those who have put so much work into each winning submission.

These awards were independently and expertly judged solely based on entrants’ submissions and their responses to a number of specific questions, which were answered by focusing on the client experience rather than purely quantitative performance metrics. That is unique, and I believe, compelling feature. These awards recognise the best operators in MENA wealth management, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in MENA wealth management.”

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About ClearView Financial Media (“ClearView”)

ClearView Financial Media was founded by Chief Executive Stephen Harris in 2004 to provide high-quality ‘need to know’ information for the discerning private client community. London-based but with a global focus, ClearView publishes the WealthBriefing group of newswires, along with research reports and newsletters, while also running a pan-global thought-leadership events and awards programme.



GSB is built on a simple belief that everyone should gain from good financial investment, with the Company’s mission to create, protect, and grow wealth. But only in the most ethical and responsible ways possible. Headquartered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), GSB is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Earlier in the year, the company launched operations in Geneva, Switzerland. And in July, the company received a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) license to become directly authorised in the United Kingdom. The company plans to obtain permission to operate in Liechtenstein, which is regulated by the Financial Market Authority (FMA).

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