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 1 - Aug. 6, 2018: Award nomination period
  • Nov. 19, 2018: 2018 Women to Watch are profiled in the pages of InvestmentNews’ and on
  • March 14, 2019: 4th 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

Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers

Our exciting Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers initiative recognizes outstanding employers among registered investment advisers and advisory firms affiliated with independent broker dealers. Being named one of InvestmentNews’ Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers can have a tremendous impact on your organization, so if you think your organization has what it takes to stand out among some of the best, we invite you to participate.

2019 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers

  • Aug. 20 – October 19, 2018: Firm registration period opens at *We are no longer accepting registrations for 2019 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers
  • January 2019: Winners and non-winners are notified
  • April 1, 2019: Profiles published of the 2019 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers

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 luncheon 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. The 2018 award honorees were announced in a special InvestmentNews Diversity Issue on August 6th. Please plan to join us for the live event to celebrate the winners on October 9th in New York.

  • Feb 26 to May 1, 2018: Award nomination period
  • June 4, 2018: Honorees notified
  • Aug 6, 2018: Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion award honorees are profiled in the InvestmentNews Diversity Issue
  • Oct 9, 2018: InvestmentNews Diversity & Inclusion Awards Celebration in New York

Best Practices

The InvestmentNews Best Practices awards recognize top-performing firms that are run by people with a long-term vision for their organizations and an ongoing commitment to improving as well as enhancing their businesses. Best Practices Award winners are all participants in InvestmentNews’ Research initiatives and chosen based on their rate of growth, profitability and productivity levels.

Nominations are closed.


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