Wealth Options win two European Awards

   Amsterdam, September 2012

In Picture (L-R): Brendan Ashby, Business Development Manager; Eanna McCloskey, Managing Director; Brian Flynn, Director

Wealth Options Ltd, a progressive investment firm based in Naas. Co Kildare, has announced today that they have won two prestigious awards at the European Structured Products Awards 2012 held in Amsterdam.  The company won Best Overall Distributor in Ireland and Best Distributor Performance in Ireland, beating two of the market leaders, AIB and Ulster Bank, in both categories. The awards recognise best in class in over 20 European countries based on the strength of their distribution capabilities in each market and their consistency in providing returns to investors. The firm's Prospector Bond returned 83% gross plus capital to investors earlier this year.

Established in 2003, the company employs eight administration staff locally and have eight Business Development Managers nationwide. Wealth Options source, produce and promote a diverse range of financial product options exclusively to Ireland's independent Financial Broker network.  The company has established a reputation in the market place for introducing innovative investment products in partnership with leading companies. Wealth Options do not deal directly with the public. Their aim is to enhance the choices that individuals make in all areas of financial planning. The products that they bring to the market only serve to underline this further.

Jan Scibor-Kaminski, MD of StructuredRetailProducts.com said "www.StructuredRetailProducts.com's European Awards have been running now for two years and have become the accepted standard for success across the industry in Europe.  The Prospector Bond's achievement is based on two key metrics that we used: excellent returns and good distribution.  Delivering such a high return (83%) to investors from this product is an outstanding achievement.  Firstly, because of the current investment climate and, perhaps more importantly, given the size of the competition: Ulster Bank and AIB.  In this context, Wealth Options' success is even more remarkable and they fully deserve the recognition this award will bring to the company and their clients."

Businesses who survive the recession have a common factor. They focus on what they do well, they continue to do it well and they do everything to ensure that their exceptional service standards never falter.  Wealth Options achieve this by keeping their processes in-house as much as possible.  Their speed and agility is what enables them to stay ahead of their competition. Supporting progressive companies with low overheads, a small number of committed employees and a sustainable business model, is what's required to help rebuild the Irish economy.

Commenting after the awards Eanna McCloskey MD at Wealth Options Limited said "we are delighted to have won these awards and they come at a difficult time for the financial services industry in Ireland. In many ways the industry is the orchestrator of its own misfortune but it is up to progressive companies like ours to try and restore some faith in the industry. These awards show that progressive dedicated companies with a good business model and quality staff can deliver products to consumers that work and provide real returns whilst protecting capital."