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Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

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. *We will begin accepting nominations for our 2019 awards on March 1, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

Honored individuals, firms and organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Individual awards recognize financial advisers or industry professionals who support advisers and have been effective role models for their efforts to bring diversity and to create an inclusive culture in the financial adviser business.

Advisory firm awards honor registered investment advisory firms, independent broker-dealer affiliates, or branch offices of a wirehouse, insurance firm, or brokerage, that have fostered diversity and inclusion within their own firms, among clients (especially those who have been traditionally ignored by financial service professionals), or within the financial advice industry as a whole.

Non-advisory firm awards recognize firms that serve the financial advice profession, including but not limited to, broker-dealers, custodians, asset managers, insurance firms, fintech companies, educational institutions and other industry organizations that have encouraged diversity and inclusion within their firms or within the financial advice profession.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • 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


None. Participation is absolutely free.


For more information, go to investmentnews.com/diversity, or contact Liz Skinner, special projects editor for InvestmentNews, at lskinner@InvestmentNews.com
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Rubinetti, Manager US Event Sales, at drubinetti@investmentnews.com or 212-210-0432.


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