Awards & Recognition

Women to Watch

Each year, InvestmentNews honors female financial advisers and industry executives who are distinguished leaders at their firms. These women have advanced the business of providing advice through their leadership, passion, creativity and willingness to help other women along the way.

  • June 3 - Aug. 2, 2019: Award Nomination Period
  • Nov. 18, 2019: 2019 Women to Watch are profiled in the pages of InvestmentNews’ and on
  • March 12, 2020: 5th Annual Women to Watch awards luncheon in New York City.

40 Under 40

The InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 program recognizes and celebrates up-and-comers in the financial advice industry. Each year, our editorial team reviews more than 1,000 nominations to create a list of 40 outstanding financial advisers, or industry professionals supporting advisers, who are 39 or younger. Honorees are judged on their accomplishments, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise.

  • Feb. 1 – Feb. 28, 2019: Award nomination period
  • April 2019: Honorees will be notified
  • May 7, 2019: Awards and business workshop for honorees in New York City
  • June 17, 2019: 2019 40 Under 40 are profiled in the pages of InvestmentNews and on

Icons & Innovators

This program pays tribute to the visionaries who have shaped and transformed the financial advice profession. InvestmentNews’ editorial team, as well as readers, recognize the men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the financial advice profession.

  • Dec.17, 2018: Nominations window for Innovation Awards begins
  • Feb. 4, 2019: Icons & Innovators individual honorees revealed in InvestmentNews in print and online
  • Feb. 15, 2019: Final deadline for online Innovation Awards nominations
  • Feb. 25, 2019: Notification of three Innovation Awards' finalists in each category
  • April 17, 2019: Celebration dinner in New York City for finalists. Winners from each category will be announced.
  • April 29, 2019: Innovator Awards' finalists and winners will be highlighted in the print version of InvestmentNews and on

Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

The Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Awards identify and celebrate individuals, advisory firms, industry partners and institutions for their dedication to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

We received hundreds of nominations for our 2019 awards and we’ll be revealing the individual winners and firm finalists in the August 5 issue of InvestmentNews and online at

Please plan to join us for the event to celebrate these winners and finalists on September 24 in New York.

  • March 1 to April 29, 2019: Award nomination period
  • June 2019: Honorees notified
  • Aug 5, 2019: Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion individual award winners are profiled in the InvestmentNews Diversity Issue
  • Sept. 24, 2019: InvestmentNews Diversity & Inclusion Awards Celebration in New York


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