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Winning awards for trust and excellence


Awarded the title of “Best Custodian Bank in the Indian Ocean” by and “Best Private Bank in Mauritius” by Global Finance Magazine, Bank One has positioned itself as a trusted financial institution. Guillaume Passebecq, Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management, gets us up to date.

What great achievements! What do these awards mean for your clients?

It’s a great source of pride for our teams and a testament to the efforts we’ve made. We would like to offer our institutional and private clients our sincere thanks for the trust they place in us. They continually inspire us to challenge ourselves and innovate.

How can your clients benefit from these services?

Clients who are interested in investment solutions are primarily looking to secure their assets, and expect an ultra-personalised service, and a fully-developed platform. The safe custody of the securities is guaranteed by Euroclear, rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s. In other words, the securities are kept off the Bank’s balance sheet. We also have two highly reputable shareholders, Ciel Finance and I&M Holdings PLC. Our securities platform is multi-currency, offering our clients access to all asset classes across the world’s financial centres. And, of course, we have embraced the fact that offering digital tools is essential, but we strongly believe that a personalised approach is key to serving our clients better.

How does the ‘custody’ service fit into your overall wealth management solutions?

It’s the central pillar of our offering. For example, with the attractive yields we’re seeing today on sovereign bonds denominated in euros, dollars or pounds sterling, it’s very easy to reap the benefits with very little risk to the investor. Our asset management partners offer openarchitecture portfolio management solutions, which further guarantees independence and avoids any conflict of interest.

What distinguishes Bank One from the competition?

We pride ourselves on maintaining the quality of our services. We are committed to continuing to deliver the same dedication, ethics, and tailor-made approach. Above and beyond that, we will keep innovating in order to guarantee we can offer the best possible solutions to our clients.