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Malek Khalife, NBK’s General Manager, Private Banking Group receiving awards from Euromoney

KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has been awarded the "Best Private Banking Services Overall for 2018" in Kuwait in Euromoney's Annual Survey surpassing global banks in wealth management and private banking services. NBK topped the list of nominees, outmatching local and international banks in the field of Private Banking Services.

Euromoney's Annual Survey data is compiled from the industry's experts and analysts worldwide. NBK's Best Private Bank awards include: "Best Private Banking Services Overall in Kuwait", "Best Asset Management in Kuwait, Best Investment Banking Capabilities in Kuwait, Best Commercial Banking Capabilities in Kuwait, Best Family Office Services in Kuwait, Best International Clients and "Best Private Bank for Super Affluent Clients in Kuwait". Malek Khalife, NBK's General Manager, Private Banking Group, received the awards at a glittering dinner and awards ceremony recently held in London.

"Awarding NBK the prestigious title of " Best Private Banking Services Overall for 2018" in Kuwait for consecutive year, surpassing renowned global banks and financial institutions, reflects the constant confidence the customers vest in NBK and their appreciation of the outstanding quality of its services and products," said Khalife. "This award is another testimony of NBK's leading position as the highest-rated bank in the Middle East and among the 50 safest banks in the world."

Khalife added "the excellent, strong and durable relationships NBK has always maintained with its high net-worth customers, enabled the bank to assume a unique and leading position in the field of wealth management and private banking on both local and regional markets. NBK also succeeded in maintaining the highest service quality standards while consistently endeavoring to provide the most innovative spectrum of investment and wealth management products and solutions to satisfy the increasingly changing needs of customers."

"Thanks to its largest local and international network strategically located in the major world financial centers, NBK has always maintained a dominant and advanced position to provide the best banking and investment solutions that covers a wide range of international markets, taking into consideration the specific profile of each and every customer," noted Khalife.

"I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to both the trust of NBK clients as well as the invaluable efforts of the Private Banking team at NBK that enabled the bank to win such a prestigious title," said Khalife.

Euromoney is a leading British Financial magazine that organizes annually this event. The Private Banking Awards event covers over 60 countries each year. The results are voted by experts and analysts worldwide. The results are also based on other major criteria such as the services provided, asset management, wealth management and client relationship management. For more information on this award please visit

NBK continues to enjoy collectively the highest credit ratings in the region from the three international rating agencies Moody's, Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor's. The Bank's ratings are supported by its high capitalization, prudent lending policies, and its disciplined approach to risk management, in addition to its highly recognized and very stable management team. NBK was also named among Global Finance's list of the 50 safest banks in the world for the twelve consecutive times.

NBK enjoys the widest banking presence with a local and international network reaching 4 continents. NBK's international presence spans many of the world's leading financial centers including New York, Europe, GCC, Middle East, Singapore as well as China (Shanghai).