14 fund firms won big at a recent Big Apple awards show.
| Heather E. Brilliant|
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.
President and CEO
Last week, Informa's WealthManagement.com
of the 2022 WealthManagement.com Industry Awards
. This year's "Wealthies" winners were honored last Thursday at a 500-plus-attendee, black-tie awards gala in the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, after roundtable discussions and networking at the InterContinental Times Square.
The 84 Wealthies-winning companies this year included 14 fund firms across three categories: "asset managers," "disruptors," and "retirement plan support and advisor services." (There were 20 categories in total.) In the asset manager category alone, there were 44 finalists.
Two fund firms led the pack with two awards each. Nationwide
won the "alternatives" award for its Risk-Managed Income ETF
suite and the "diversity, equity and inclusion" (DEI) award for the Nationwide Retirement Institute Diverse Markets Initiative
. Mollie Jensen
, global head of marketing for Russell Investments
, won the "chief marketing officer of the year" award, and Russell also won the "separate accounts" award for its Russell Investments Personalized Managed Accounts
The 12 other fund firm winners included:
-Cohen & Steers
won the "real estate (including REITS)" award for its REIT Academy
, CEO of Diamond Hill
, won the asset manager "CEO of the year" award;
-Northern Trust's FlexShares
won the "socially responsible investing (SRI)/impact investing" asset manager award for its ESG and climate suite;
won the "DC I-O providers — advisor valued added programs" retirement plan support and advisor services award for its "Voice of the American Worker" program;
(parent of Chiron
) won the "corporate social responsibility" asset manager award for the Philadelphia Financial Scholars
won the "industry" disruptors award for its Nebo
won the "thought leadership advisor education" asset manager award for its "Macro Alert," "Macro Markets Podcast," and "Behavioral Finance Inititiative";
won the "ETFs" award for its Humankind US Stock ETF
-New York Life's IndexIQ
won the "new product development" asset manager award for the expansion of its Dual Impact ETF
-Natixis Investment Managers
won the "digital marketing campaign of the year" asset manager award for its "Sustainable Future" digital marketing campaign;
won the "fixed income" asset manager award for its "Global Fixed Income Impact Report"; and
won the "thought leadership product enhancement" asset manager award for "Digital Asset Fund Expansion."
The Wealthies awards are now in their eighth year. The winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges
, led by David Armstrong
(WealthManagement.com's editor-in-chief). The judges considered both quantitative and qualitative factors in their selection process.
"A record-breaking number of nominations was submitted in 2022, with nearly 1,000 entries received from more than 350 companies," states Bill O'Conor
, managing director of WealthManagement.com. (225 companies were recognized as finalists. "This year's winners represent many different types of firms, but they all have one thing in common: They are creating the programs, tools and platforms that financial advisors use to build their businesses, better serve their clients, and improve the financial prospects — and quality of life — for millions of people."
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