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AfrAsia Bank scoops 2 Euromoney Awards – “Best Local Private Bank in Mauritius” and “Best Private Bank for the Super Affluent in Mauritius”
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Feb. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- The 2012 Euromoney Private Banking Survey has awarded AfrAsia Bank two awards for private banking services, the most prominent being the ‘Best Local Private Bank in Mauritius’ and the other as ‘Best Private Bank for the super affluent in Mauritius’. The award ceremony and gala dinner were held on 16 February and attended by Thierry Vallet, Head of Private Banking and Strategic Development.  

In the annual survey by leading financial magazine Euromoney, banks themselves vote on what they consider the best service provider in private banking for various categories."We thank Euromoney and our peers for this award being a local and international recognition for our continuous effort to always putting our clients' interest first through an open architecture investment approach, and providing best-of-breed products in private banking and asset management. Our goal is to expand regionally, seeking to be closer to our clients and serve them better," said James Benoit, AfrAsia Bank CEO.

After 4 years of operations, AfrAsia Bank is pursuing its growth strategy with great ambition and enthusiasm in Mauritius and internationally. The Bank has been expanding in various regions for the past years establishing three representative offices in South Africa, and setting up capital investment structures in Singapore, India and Australia to facilitate money flows into Africa.  The commitment of the Bank to grow in the region was further demonstrated by its increased stake in AfrAsia Corporate Finance, its investment arm based in Cape Town, South Africa. With the latest acquisition of a 35% stake in Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited in Zimbabwe, AfrAsia Bank continue to serve the dynamic Africa-Asia trade and investment corridor, in which Mauritius plays a vital role as a regional financial and logistics hub.

“We are very proud of this achievement and the recognition from our peers. These awards stand as testament to AfrAsia Bank's commitment to building and maintaining collaborative and privileged relationships with our clients and providing sound wealth management solutions tailored to suit their individual, as well as family, wealth legacy aspirations," added Thierry Vallet.

The Bank was engaged in January 2012 in a successful capital raising exercise, being a further vote of confidence from existing shareholders, who believed in the Bank’s vision and strategies right from the start, and from new investors who have examined the Bank’s track record and are excited by growth prospects. The new capital brings its total regulatory capital (TIER1 and TIER2) to nearly Rs2.0 billion and positions the Bank to continue its profitable growth locally as well as its regional expansion strategy.

For more information, please call:
Suneeta Motala
Head of Marketing and Public Relations
AfrAsia Bank Limited
Tel: 208 5500 / 256 7545

About AfrAsia Bank Limited
Headquartered in the Mauritius International Financial Centre, AfrAsia Bank Limited is a boutique private and corporate bank, with the ability to tailor innovative banking solutions for both the local and international markets focussing on:
   Corporate and Investment Banking
   Private Banking and Wealth Management
   International Banking Solutions
In addition to Mauritian shareholder, GML, other strong strategic partners include PROPARCO (subsidiary of the Agence Française de Développement and other major financial institutions), Dale Capital Group (South Africa) and Intrasia Capital (Singapore). The Bank’s core banking and transactional capabilities are also complemented by its asset management arm, AXYS Capital Management and its investment banking arm, AfrAsia Corporate Finance.

With the establishment of banking representative offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg the Bank has cross-border capabilities to deliver tailor made solutions with tangible benefits in an environment of trust. AfrAsia Bank’s regional expansion has been taken to a new level with the strategic acquisition of Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited, an investment holding company domiciled in Zimbabwe with interests in the banking, stock broking and asset management sectors. The company also has operations in Botswana, Malawi and South Africa.

About Euromoney
Euromoney has become the preeminent journal of the international finance community and is known to everyone working in the financial industries. Euromoney, being listed on the London Stock Exchange is cited as the leading financial magazine worldwide.

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Headquartered in Mauritius, AfrAsia Bank is a boutique bank that offers a comprehensive range of financial solutions focusing on Corporate and Investment Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management, International Banking, Treasury.
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