Private Banker International, a leading journal for the global wealth management industry, has announced the winners and finalists for its prestigious **Global Wealth Industry Awards** for 2006.

According to John Evans, Managing Editor of Private Banker International,*” the awards identify the business models that are proving most robust and successful in coping with such a rapidly changing and evolving wealth business, globally and particularly in Asia.”* The awards also pay tribute to the individuals who are leaders in global wealth management.

Bahamas affiliated banks were finalists in practically every category of the Awards, and received top honours in 8. Special congratulations to:

• Citigroup
• Credit Suisse
• JP Morgan Private Bank
• Julius Baer
• Pictet
• SG Private Banking