Best Private Banks in China

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited ("ICBC") - It has been named the "Best Private Bank in China" at the "Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey 2010" organized by Euromoney magazine. ICBC also received the highest number and level of accolades among the peers by winning nine category awards including fixed income portfolio management by private banks, lending/financing solutions, private equity investment by private banks, trust services and corporate advisory for private banking clients.

Bank of China - In September 2009 issue of the FinanceAsia, Bank of China was named as the "Best Private Bank in China". In addition, the Bank is ranked 11th in terms of core capital among the "World Top 1000 Banks" in the British magazine The Banker in 2009.

China Merchants Bank - It has received many domestic and international honors for its excellent business performance, management capability and corporate culture. The Company was awarded the honor of “China's Best Local Bank for 2008” by Asia Money. The private banking of the Company was awarded “Best Private Bank in China” by Euromoney, The Asset and Financial Times of the U.K.

DBS Bank Ltd - It was rated the No. 2 Best Private Bank in China, as voted by high net worth individuals with assets under management of more than US$25m, Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2010.

China Construction Bank Corporation (“CCB”) - For the third consecutive year, the Bank has been the recipient of Corporate Governance Asia annual “Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Award”. It has also been recognized as the “Best Bank in China”, “Best Domestic Bank in China”, “Best Private Bank in China” and “Best Trade Finance Bank in China” etc by FinanceAsia, Euromoney, The Asset and Global Finance.

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Best Private Banks in France

Societe Generale and BNP Paribas Wealth Management are amongst the best private banks in France.

Societe Generale Private Banking was voted Best Private Bank in France by Euromoney in 2011 as well as Best Global Wealth Manager of the Year in the United Kingdom by Investors Chronicle magazine and the Financial Times.

Societe Generale Private Banking was also named the “Best Private Bank for Structured Products in Western Europe” by Euromoney Magazine in its “2012 Private Banking Survey”. In addition, it was named 'Best Private Bank for its Structured Products offering in France, Luxembourg and Monaco'.

BNP Paribas has key positions in its three core businesses including Retail banking, Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions. The Group has four domestic retail banking markets in France, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas Wealth Management was ranked No.7 Best Private Bank Worldwide by the British financial magazine Euromoney for the 2012 period. It was also ranked amongst the Top 5 Best Private Banks in 10 countries, including No.1 in France and in Luxembourg.