SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of the West’s Wealth Management and Commercial Banking Groups were again named in World Finance Magazine‘s annual awards, winning Best Private Bank – U.S. West and Best Commercial Bank for 2017. Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group was recognized with this award for the fifth year, while the Commercial Banking Group received this award for the fourth year. Award winners were nominated by the magazine’s readers that were then reviewed by a panel of judges.
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Over the course of 2017, Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group expanded its support and service of high-net-worth Millennials as this generation prepares for the transfer of wealth in family offices. The Group takes care to address the ever-growing client interest in philanthropic investing and charitable giving options in addition to traditional wealth management products and services.
World Finance Magazine judges recognized Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group as “a reliable, sound, client-centric private banking institution, and indeed financial partner,” noting the Group’s comprehensive and agile strategy to meet clients’ evolving investing objectives.
“We are relentless in our desire to meet our clients’ increasing needs, and are proud that our efforts have once again been recognized by World Finance Magazine,” said Pierre Ramadier, Head of Wealth Management.
Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group, the recipient of Best Commercial Bank – U.S., provides a holistic offering of products and services to growing businesses with annual revenues of $25 million and greater. The award recognizes the Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group for its expertise in servicing its business clients through strong local and regional expertise, while leveraging the global resources of parent company BNP Paribas.
“We are pleased to have once again been recognized by World Finance Magazine,” said Jean-Marc Torre, Head of Commercial Banking. “Our deep, local sector expertise, along with our global reach, uniquely positions Bank of the West to support businesses here in the United States and globally with BNP Paribas Group.”
According to World Finance Magazine, “One of the strengths of the Bank of The West Commercial Banking approach and business model is the agile, and indeed comprehensive, ability to deliver a strong local/regional view, with global insights to