Vogel Consulting, an independent multi-family office, was crowned ‘Best Regional Multi-family Office’ at last night’s inaugural Family Wealth Report Awards 2014.

Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognize companies, teams and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2013’. Christopher Kennedy Lawford presented the awards during a glitzy gala black-tie dinner, at The Metropolitan Club in New York.

Commenting on the firm’s win, Rhona E. Vogel, Founder & CEO, said: “We are delighted to have been voted the winner of this prestigious award. The judging panel reads as a ‘who’s who’ of the industry and I am honored to call them my peers.”

ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of Family Wealth Report, Stephen Harris, was first to extend his congratulations to all the winners. He said: “The firms who triumphed in these inaugural awards are all worthy winners, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations.  These awards were judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics.  That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature.  These awards recognize the very best operators in the private client industry, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management.”