First Names Group had plenty to celebrate at last night’s Citywealth Future Leaders Awards in London, with senior manager Paul Rondel taking home the Gold award for ‘Trustee of the Year’ and our annual Christmas charity video achieving further recognition as ‘Corporate CSR Initiative of the Year’.
The Future Leaders Awards seek to champion young professionals in the private wealth sector and highlight our current and future industry leaders aged under 40.
A long-standing member of our Private Client team in Jersey, Paul Rondel joined the Group as a senior trust officer in 2008 and has continued to develop and hone his knowledge and technical expertise throughout his career, achieving successive promotions along the way. No stranger to industry recognition, Paul has already featured not once but twice in eprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35 listing, in 2013 and 2016.
Paul specialises in the provision of international wealth structuring and administration services for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families and currently performs a dual role within our business: overseeing a significant private client portfolio while also providing client-focused operational, transactional and technical support across our client administration teams. Paul is one of the key go-to experts in our Jersey office for FATCA/CRS policies and regulatory compliance. He also delivers support on these issues to several other jurisdictions within the Group’s network.
In addition to Paul winning Trustee of the Year, First Names Group was recognised more broadly with the Gold award for Corporate CSR Initiative of the Year following our festive ‘First Names’ spin on the Great British Bake Off in 2017. This fourth iteration of our annual Christmas charity video, raising valuable funds for Worldwide Cancer Research, also achieved the title of ‘Employee Engagement Initiative of the Year’ at the Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards earlier this year.
Present to collect our trophies at the awards ceremony was director Stuart Dowding (pictured below).