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Guernsey director wins prestigious wealth award

06 June 2014

Opus Private Director Karen Cleal has won the Editor's Choice award at the CityWealth Magic Circle Awards.

Ms Cleal is one of the founding partners of Opus Private which offers trust and family office services to clients across the world. It now has offices in Guernsey, London and Dubai. Ms Cleal believes the award recognises the part she has played in the company's success.

"It was a complete shock and a little overwhelming but certainly one of the highlights of my career. I hold CityWealth in high regard and have attended a number of their events in the past and I think during that time, the editor Karen has seen me develop and grow in confidence and seen the role I have played in helping Opus Private to grow," she said.

"There were more than 400 people in the room and because the awards are held in such high regard, there will be thousands who look at the names of the award winners so it's fantastic for me personally as well as Opus Private and Guernsey as a centre of excellence for wealth management to be recognised."

Karen Jones, Editor of CityWealth, commented: "The award is for overall excellence and outstanding services rendered to the wealth management industry. It is given to someone who has shone out as conducting business with integrity and intelligence and is an outstanding role model for the private wealth industry,' said Karen Jones, editor of CityWealth."

Ms Cleal was originally shortlisted alongside 10 other leading females from the wealth management industries for the Woman of the Year category, although she did not win that accolade.

"It was a huge honour to be shortlisted alongside some incredibly successful women. I never expected to be recognised for a job that I love doing and I was really touched that someone, I have yet to find out whom, thought I was worth nominating," she said.

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