« Awards & Recognition

Innovation Awards

Winners: 2019 | 2017 | 2016


Our annual Innovation Awards program pays tribute to the individuals and firms that have shaped and transformed the financial advice profession over the past 50 years.

On Aug. 12, InvestmentNews will begin accepting nominations of individuals for the Icon and the Innovator categories and nominations of firms in five different categories for their creative and effective approaches to solving the challenges that financial advisers and their clients face.

InvestmentNews will announce the individual winners and firm finalists in the Feb. 3, 2020, issue of InvestmentNews and online at InvestmentNew.com. We will celebrate our winners and finalists at an Innovation Summit and Awards event on April 30, 2020, in New York City.

Eligibility Requirements

The Icon and Innovators Awards are open to financial advisers and other financial services professionals who have inspired innovation within their businesses or have been catalysts of change in our profession.

The Innovation firm awards are open to any and all companies that support the financial advice profession, including custodians, national and regional brokerage firms, independent broker-dealers, asset managers, insurance firms, fintech firms, as well as financial advisory firms.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Aug. 12, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2019: Nominations window for Icon and Innovators, and Innovation Awards.
  • Feb. 3, 2020: Icon and Innovation Awards winners, and Innovation Awards firm finalists, are revealed in InvestmentNews in print and online at InvestmentNews.com.
  • April 30, 2020: Innovation Summit and Awards event, featuring workshop for award winners and dinner in New York City. Firm winners in each category will be announced at the event.
  • May 18, 2020: The InvestmentNews Innovation Issue featuring insights from the Innovation Summit along with discussions with our winners and finalists.


None. Participation is absolutely free.


For more information, please contact Liz Skinner, special projects editor at InvestmentNews, at lskinner@investmentnews.com or 301-641-6788.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Rubinetti, Manager US Event Sales, at drubinetti@investmentnews.com or 212-210-0432.


Hi! Glad you're here and we hope you like all the great work we do here at InvestmentNews. But what we do is expensive and is funded in part by our sponsors. So won't you show our sponsors a little love by whitelisting investmentnews.com? It'll help us continue to serve you.

Yes, show me how to whitelist investmentnews.com

Ad blocker detected. Please whitelist us or give premium a try.