Previous Winners

SCOTTISH FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARDS 2013

Winner - Standard Life Investments

The other nominees were:

  • Alliance Trust: For 125 years of successful investing.
  • Grand Central Savings For protecting the most vulnerable in society by: significantly moving forward the financial inclusion agenda; using a pioneering, personalised approach in delivering specially-tailored financial services to those unable to readily access mainstream provision.
  • Kay Review Team for the ‘Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making’, which sets out how to improve the performance of UK companies over the long term, and provide returns to savers.
  • Rock Spring Ventures For identifying an opportunity for investment in life science and health technology start-ups in Scotland and showing the persistence and vision to create a £50m venture capital fund.
  • Scotland Schools Investment Challenge For providing tangible experience of the financial services industry to young people, linking them directly to employers and increasing their career aspirations. 

SCOTTISH FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARDS 2012

Winner - Bill Jamieson

The other nominees were:

  • Avaloq: For commitment to Scotland through establishing its first major centre outside Switzerland in Edinburgh, and creating 500 high value jobs in the city.
  • The Chartered Banker Institute: For leading the establishment of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board with the support of the UK’s leading banks, and developing a Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Citi: For continued investment into Scotland’s financial services industry and promotion of Scotland as an international business destination through on-going job creation, development of its leading derivative administration centre and the acquisition of Scottish Friendly’s wrap platform.
  • Edinburgh Green Investment Bank Group: For bringing together a diverse mix of companies, public sector agencies and political leaders to successfully lobby for Edinburgh as a location for the Green Investment Bank.
  • Scottish Equity Partners: For consistent success in investing Growth Equity and Venture Capital Funding in innovative companies to help them exploit their market opportunities to deliver long term value.

SCOTTISH FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARDS 2011

Winner - Aberdeen Asset Management

The other nominees were:

  • Johnston Carmichael: For growing from its origins in the North East to being the largest independent accountancy firm in Scotland.
  • Perth & Kinross Insurance Initiative: For their joint initiative to promote Perth and Kinross as a centre of excellence for general insurance. 
  • Nucleus Financial: For creating a strong online end-to-end business platform that meets the needs of IFAs and their clients, and for attracting some £3bn in assets to the platform from scratch.
  • Scottish Financial Risk Academy: For creating a successful collaboration between industry and academe that enhances Scotland's international appeal as a financial centre where serious thinking takes place.
  • State Street: For establishing Edinburgh as their European Centre of Excellence for Cash and expanding their operation to encompass some 840 jobs.

SCOTTISH FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARDS 2010

Winner - Standard Life Investments

The other nominees were:

  • Aberdeen Asset Management: For succeeding in difficult markets, increasing the size of the company through considered acquisitions in times of turbulence and extending its international reach.
  • Archangel Informal Investment Ltd: For a track record of angel investment in Scotland, creating jobs and making a long-term contribution to Scotland's economic growth.
  • BlackRock: For commitment to Scotland in its decision to make Edinburgh a centre for growth, including the establishment of a worldwide accounting function.
  • Citi/Morgan Stanley: For their partnership with Career Academies UK, investing in work ready skills at Scottish colleges.
  • FNZ: For rapid growth and success in providing competitive technology and investment.
  • Scottish Financial Risk Academy: For academe and industry working together to think afresh about some of the most difficult questions arising from the financial crisis.
  • Standard Life Investments: For activity in promoting stewardship of investments and turning in an excellent performance, with growth in assets under management and internationalisation of clients and investments.