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Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do, Cohen & Steers is the leading global investment manager specializing in real assets and alternative income, focused on delivering diversification, alpha and income. Our teams are relentless in their drive to provide superior investment…

 

Conversus is an investment firm designed to expand access to the private markets for high net worth and mass affluent investors and is wholly owned by StepStone. Conversus seeks to create innovative, investor-centric solutions by focusing on convenience, efficiency and transparency. Conversus is der

 

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StepStone Conversus LLC
Private Markets for HNW Investors

Ethic is a tech-driven asset manager that enables advisors to personalize a given index in line with a client’s investment, values, and tax management preferences, all while seeking to minimize tracking error to the underlying benchmark. Ethic’s offering is available to advisors custodying with…

 

First Ascent is the only full-service TAMP to offer outsourced portfolio management services for a low flat fee, making outsourcing affordable for all advisors.; First Ascent offers a range of investment services and tools to help advisors grow their businesses, attract new clients, and better serve…

 

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ARK Invest
Cathie Wood
Innovator Capital Management (Innovator ETFs)
Bruce Bond
VanEck
Jan van Eck

Finalists

Nuveen Investments
Marty Willis
Milliman Financial Risk Management
Matt Kaufman

For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective…

 

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State Street Global Advisors
Using Behavioral Coaching to Build Investor Resilience
Russell Investments
Advisor-Client Conversation Tools

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Natixis
Corporate Social Responsibility Programs
Mondrian Investment Partners
Carbon Offsetting Initiative
Janus Henderson Investors
JA Titan
Greenbacker Capital
The Pollinator Project
Chicago Capital
Chi-Cap in the Community
Bay Street Capital Holdings
Renewable Energy, Impact, DEI

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard ; Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation…

 

Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do, Cohen & Steers is the leading global investment manager specializing in real assets and alternative income, focused on delivering diversification, alpha and income. Our teams are relentless in their drive to provide superior investment…

 

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PGIM
New Economic Reality Educational Campaign
AberdeenStandard Investments
Precious Metals’ Place in a Portfolio

Carson Group serves financial advisors and investors through its businesses including Carson Wealth, Carson Coaching, and Carson Partners. The family of companies offers coaching and partnership services to advisor firms – and straightforward financial advice to the investing public…

 

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading private markets investment management firm providing innovative solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for 30 years, the firm currently employs approximately 475 professionals operating in office

 

John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe. We provide…

 

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard ; Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation…

 

Finalists

Bailard
Bailard’s 2020 Intern Program
Fiduciary Trust International
Shareholder Engagement
Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management
Financial Wellness for Diverse Communities
Hamilton Lane
Undergraduate Women’s Private Equity Summit
Nationwide
The Financial Alliance for Racial Equity (FARE)
Northern Trust Asset Management
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard ; Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation…

 

Finalists

VanEck
BUZZ Social Sentiment ETF
T. Rowe Price
Active (Shielded) ETFs
SoFi
Weekly Income ETF (TGIF)
Simplify ETFs
New ETFs
NextFins, LLC
India Financial Services ETF (INDF)
Innovator Capital Management (Innovator ETFs)
Defined Outcome ETFs
Defiance ETFs
SPAC ETF
Adasina Social Capital
Adasina Social Justice Public Equities ETF (JSTC)

Fidelity’s mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. With assets under administration of $10.3 trillion, including discretionary assets of $3.9 trillion as of March 31, 2021, we focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of…

 

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Thornburg Investment Management
Fixed Income Platform

Riskalyze is transforming the advisory industry by empowering investment advisors to create alignment between clients and portfolios, leveraging sophisticated analytics to increase the quality of their advice, automating trading and client account management, and accessing world-class models and res…

 

Orion has been the platform of choice for all growth-focused advisory firms looking to strengthen their client relationships, gain a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace, and build strong, profitable businesses…

 

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Strategy Marketplace
Tactical Robo Advisory TAMP Platform
Market Guard
Model Portfolio Platform

Conversus is an investment firm designed to expand access to the private markets for high net worth and mass affluent investors and is wholly owned by StepStone. Conversus seeks to create innovative, investor-centric solutions by focusing on convenience, efficiency and transparency. Conversus is der

 

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, is a pioneer and leading provider of ETFs focused on innovative strategies that include liquid alternative and factor-based equity and fixed income ETFs. IndexIQ offers access to atypical investment solutions that were once out of reach for most investor…

 

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading private markets investment management firm providing innovative solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for 30 years, the firm currently employs approximately 475 professionals operating in office

 

As a full-service independent broker/dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, American Portfolios (AP) seeks to provide the best platforms, products and services to support the needs of its investment professionals (IPs) in order for them to serve their clients…

 

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StepStone Conversus LLC
Conversus StepStone Private Markets Fund
Simplify ETFs
New ETFs
QMA
PGIM Quant Select
Janus Henderson Investors
AAA CLO ETF (JAAA) Product Launch
American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.
ThemeCatcher
AlphaTrAI
Select Ai Fund
Adhesion Wealth
Personal Indexes with ESG Overlay

Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do, Cohen & Steers is the leading global investment manager specializing in real assets and alternative income, focused on delivering diversification, alpha and income. Our teams are relentless in their drive to provide superior investment…

 

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RealVantage
Real Estate Investor Platform

At Wells Fargo Asset Management, we put the client at the center of everything we do. Our commitment: Help clients achieve what matters most to them on their path to financial well-being. We do this by channeling the collective wisdom of our specialized investment teams…

 

Finalists

Wells Fargo Asset Management
Remi Customized SMA Platform
SAM: Smartleaf Asset Management
Robo Subadvisory Rebalancing Service
QMA
PGIM Quant Select

John Hancock Investment Management, a company of Manulife Investment Management, serves investors globally through a unique multimanager approach: We search the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every strategy we offer, then we apply robust investment oversight…

 

Finalists

John Hancock Investment Management
Practice Management in a Virtual World
Columbia Threadneedle
Back to Normal Index

For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective…

 

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment;advisory division of Guggenheim Partners and manages assets across;fixed-income, equity, and alternative; strategies.;Our;investment;professionals perform rigorous fundamental and quantitative research to;understand market trends a

 

Ethic is a tech-driven asset manager that empowers financial advisors to become sustainability experts, modernize their practice, and forge deeper relationships with existing and prospective clients. The firm uses separately managed accounts to create sustainable, personalized investment portfolios

 

As Envestnet’s portfolio consulting group, Envestnet | PMC is the ultimate “advisor to the advisor.” Envestnet | PMC’s goal is to strengthen the relationship between advisors and their clients, by helping advisors and institutions leverage all the tools, capabilities, and resources of the Envestnet…

 

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State Street Global Advisors
Into the Mainstream: A Turning Point for ESG
SEI
Personalization and SRI for Passive Investing
Guggenheim Investments
Guggenheim’s Sustainability Quotient Research Studies
Bailard
Small Cap Value ESG Strategy
AXS Investments
AXS Sustainable Income Fund
Adasina Social Capital
Adasina Social Justice Public Equities ETF (JSTC)

Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do, Cohen & Steers is the leading global investment manager specializing in real assets and alternative income, focused on delivering diversification, alpha and income. Our teams are relentless in their drive to provide superior investment…

 

Fidelity’s mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. With assets under administration of $10.3 trillion, including discretionary assets of $3.9 trillion as of March 31, 2021, we focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of…

 

Fiduciary Trust Company (FTC) is a private wealth management firm focused on individuals, third-party advisors, family offices, and nonprofits seeking objective expertise to grow and protect their investments. FTC’s capabilities include customized wealth planning, investment management, trust…

 

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners and manages assets across fixed-income, equity, and alternative strategies. Our investment professionals perform rigorous fundamental and quantitative research to understand market trends…

 

Transamerica has been helping people feel better about the future for more than 100 years. We provide investment, retirement, and life insurance solutions to millions of customers throughout the U.S., but the way we see it, our responsibility goes beyond our clients’ accounts. We’re in the business

 

Finalists

Columbia Threadneedle
Practice Management Content
Invesco
Tackling Inequality through ESG and Active Ownership

Carson Group serves financial advisors and investors through its businesses including Carson Wealth, Carson Coaching, and Carson Partners. The family of companies offers coaching and partnership services to advisor firms – and straightforward financial advice to the investing public…

 

Finalists

Black Creek Group
Real Estate University
Macquarie Asset Management
Sharpe Advisor
Russell Investments
Advisor-Client Conversation Tools

SpiderRock Advisors is an asset management firm focused on providing customized option overlay strategies to advisors and institutions. ;Combining world-class technology with comprehensive derivative expertise, we are making it easy for Institutions and Financial Advisors to add option strategies…

 

Morningstar has been empowering investor success since 1984 with our comprehensive data, cutting-edge research, and sophisticated analytics. Our global database is one of the largest in the business, but the real power is in the standards we apply to ensure its quality. We are independent thinkers…

 

Finalists

Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth®
Thematic Investing at Hawthorn

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Kate Healy

Kate Healy is a financial services industry Marketing executive and NextGen advocate, purposefully building brands.

Healy is widely recognized as a leading advocate for the next generation of financial planners, for women advisors and for the financial planning profession. Wealthmanagement.com named her to the 2018 “Ten to Watch” list. In 2016, Investment Advisor magazine named Healy as one of the industry’s 25 most influential people. Healy was named to InvestmentNews’ inaugural “Women to Watch” in 2015. Additionally, she was TD Ameritrade’s 2014 Impact Award winner for Diversity and Inclusiveness.

She is the 2021-2022 board chair for the Foundation for Financial Planning and clerk of the Invest in Others board. Kate also is a founding member of the CFP Board’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) Council, the Center for Financial Planning’s Advisory Council, and the Center’s Diversity Advisory Board. She was formerly managing director for TD Ameritrade Institutional, leading marketing and Generation Next.

Healy is a frequent contributor to industry publications and podcasts, including Barron’s: The Way Forward, WealthManagement.com, and InvestmentNews, and is a repeat speaker at industry events including FPA, NAPFA, FA Magazine, and TD Ameritrade’s LINC national conference.

Healy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers College.

Scott Smith

With more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, Scott leads Cerulli’s research efforts focused on investor behavior and advisory relationships. In his time at Cerulli he has authored more than two dozen in-depth reports on topics ranging from wholesale distribution to digital advice platforms. His research helps Cerulli’s clients understand how to optimize their platforms given the evolving demand for financial advice.

Scott, who received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University in Economics and his M.B.A. from Bryant University, started his career wearing a headset at Putnam Investments’ service center, before moving to more strategic roles at MFS Investment Management and then to Cerulli in 2007.

Abby Salameh

“It’s lonely at the top, so make sure to bring your friends!”

Abby Salameh is a seasoned, executive-level professional with over 25-years of experience focused on building solutions to drive growth for independent advisory businesses and the organizations that serve them.

Having held multiple leadership positions at firms like InvestmentNews, TD Ameritrade, NFP and most recently as CMO of Hightower Advisors, Abby brings deep knowledge of martech (marketing technology) solutions, practice enrichment programs, and overall growth strategies required in the industry. She is also a dynamic, transformative leader who serves her teams with passion.

Specializing in strategic thinking and planning, driving top-line solutions, expanding revenue and growth through scaling marketing, strategic partnerships and fresh ideas, Abby won the 2020 “Thought Leader of the Year” Wealthies award.

Abby resides in New Jersey with her husband, three teenagers and her two beloved French bulldogs.

Tina Powell

Tina Powell is the CEO of C-Suite Social Media, a high-performance digital marketing and social media agency for the financial services industry. With over 20 years of hands-on digital marketing campaign and strategy, Tina’s extensive experience has kept her on the leading edge of marketing and social media. Prior to founding C-Suite Social Media, Tina was a partner at Beacon Wealth Management, an SEC-registered RIA firm based in Hackensack, New Jersey later acquired by Mercer Advisors.

Tina is a TEDx Speaker and host of In the Suite Podcast, a show that explores contemporary themes for mid and senior women in the financial services and wealth management industry, listened in 54 countries and over 1003 cities around the globe. Tina is also a judge for the WealthManagement.com Industry Awards, a Grant Judge for Invest in Others Foundation, the 2021 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and a member of the 2022 Women|Future Conference Advisory Board.

Tina graduated with honors from New York University with an M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology and taught Integrated Marketing and Leadership in the Graduate Program. She also earned a B.S. in Business Management, magna cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a Series 65 license. Tina was named to The Ten Most Empowering Women in Business for 2021 by Insights Success Magazine and Industry Era’s Ten Best Women Leaders of 2020.

Craig Pfeiffer

Craig Pfeiffer is the President & CEO of the Money Management Institute MMI is the leading voice for the global financial services organizations that provide advice and professionally managed investment solutions to individual and institutional investors. MMI enables, facilitates, and shepherds industry dialogue through national and thematic conference, education and professional development initiatives, thoughtleadership publishing, regulatory affairs, and next generation initiatives. 

Additionally, Craig is engaged in leadership roles across the financial services landscape. He is active as 

  • Co-founder and Chair of the Advisory Board for RiskBridge Advisors; RiskBridge is an OCIO asset manager focused in the non-profit, endowments and foundations space 
  • a Board Director and Lead Director for Westfield Group’s Ohio Farmers Insurance Company
  • and an Operating Partner at the private equity firm Corsair Capital. 

Craig is a proven senior financial services executive, following 29 years with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its predecessor firms. He transitioned from MSSB in 2012 where he was Vice