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Our exciting digital and virtual lineup for finalists and winners expands opportunities for participation by members of your executive, sales and product teams—and, for the first time, involvement from’s engaged audience of 435,000 financial advisors.

A near record-breaking number of nominations and companies participating in 2020

The Industry Awards program received 625 entries from 221 companies this year, and 155 organizations were selected as finalists in one or more of the 73 qualifying categories. And for the first time, special Editorial Awards will be handed out recognizing Deal of the Year, Story of the Year, Executive/Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.

A near record-breaking number of nominations and companies participating in 2020

Asset managers, broker/dealers, custodians, technology providers, insurance firms, industry associations, family offices, TAMPs, hedge funds, research providers, trust companies and others allied to the financial services industry.

About the 2020 Industry Awards

Now in its 6th year, the Industry Awards program recognizes outstanding organizations and individuals that support financial advisor success. More than 200 companies submitted 625 nominations in 2020 — a testament to the value that firms place in the awards as a way to enhance their reputation, increase their brand recognition and set their organization apart from the competition.

Wealthies Live Virtual Awards Event

For the first time, we’ll air a live broadcast announcing our Industry Awards winners. Finalist “Watch Parties” can be hosted by firm leaders and team members across the country. And attendance at the awards event will now be opened up to financial advisors and other wealth management professionals drawn to the excitement of learning more about products and services from the industry’s best-in-breed companies.

Wealthies Circle

New for 2020: a content platform hosted for 12 months providing a gateway to the finalist and winner initiatives and company profiles for the 435,000 members of the financial professionals community. Wealthies Circle members will have the opportunity to post links to content assets, be interviewed by a member of the editorial staff, and gain targeted advertising opportunities to promote their success.

Wealthies Digital Forum

Our traditional Industry Awards Technology Roundtable is now a live series of interactive forums paneled by c-level executives at finalist and winner companies on the current state and future direction of technology, asset management, practice management and marketing. The new Digital Forum format offers expanded panelist slots, a much larger audience—including advisors—and increased marketing and promotion opportunities. The content will be recorded and transcribed for publication.

Wealthies Sponsorship Opportunities

As a 2020 Industry Awards sponsor, you have powerful branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities to influence senior executives at today’s foremost companies—as well as leading financial advisors within the audience. Sponsorship programs are available at the virtual Wealthies Live Virtual Awards Event, and during the Wealthies Digital Forum. Learn more.

Webinar: How To Leverage Your Status As A Finalist

(July 9, 2020) This unique awards program provides powerful advantages to your public relations and marketing campaigns by helping you validate your marketing message. Create buzz for your brand. And shine a spotlight on what sets your business apart from the competition. To learn how to make the most of your accomplishment, listen to the rebroadcast of this webinar on-demand where you’ll get valuable tips for maximizing the benefits and value of your achievement.
It’s the opportunity of the year to generate game-changing publicity and marketing buzz for your products and services
Boost your company’s reputation with leading advisors who look to our awards as third-party endorsement of your market leadership Gain powerful advantages to your marketing and PR campaigns by helping you confirm and authenticate your marketing message Create buzz for your brand and shine a spotlight on what sets your business apart from the competition during these extraordinary times