From left, István Karagich of Blochamps, József László (Concorde), Attila Zsigó (Erste), and Gábor Fekete (Raiffeisen) at the annual Private Banking Hungary conference.

The winners in the six categories were announced as the closing act of the conference. The 2018 edition of the Private Bank Awards saw the highest number of nominations by professionals. The competition for “2018 Best In Service Development Award” was especially fierce, with no less than 50 nominations for the top three places, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The prize went to F.W. Raiffeisen, followed by OTP Bank Private Banking and Erste Bank Private Banking.

The “AUM Size Award 2018” award was taken by OTP, followed by Raiffeisen and Erste.

Fund manager Hold Alapkezelő triumphed over MKB Private Banking and Raiffeisen in the “2018 AUM Size Per Client Award” category.

“2018 Junior Relationship Manager” awards were given to MKB Bank’s Gábor Major, András Tamás Szabó of Sovereign Private Banking (SPB), and CIB Bank’s Zoltán Károlyi.

Erste’s Attila Zsigó, Concorde Securities’ József László, and Raiffeisen’s Gábor Fekete won “2018 Senior Relationship Manager” awards.

SPB, Erste and MKB were awarded in the “Business Branch Developer of the Year” category during the ceremony.