Nominations are now open for the 2022 Industry Awards


The annual awards program is expanded to recognize the growing importance retirement planning services and the emergence of digital assets including cryptocurrencies and NFTs

For the first time, prizes will also be awarded to the rising stars of Firms of Registered Investment Advisors (RIA)

NEW YORK, 04 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —, the leading digital resource for wealth management professionals, today announces the Call for Nominations for the 2022 Industry Awards. Now in its eighth year, the “Wealthies” program is the only awards program of its kind to celebrate companies, individuals and organizations that demonstrate exceptional success in favor of the success of financial advisors.

Last year, a record number of nominations were submitted – more than 900 nominations were received from 346 companies – for what has become the industry’s largest and most popular awards program. Nominations for the 2022 Industry Awards close in mid-April and finalists will be announced on June 1. The winners will be recognized at a black-tie awards ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York on September 8.

The 2022 Industry Awards program has been expanded to recognize organizations that are at the forefront of innovation in retirement planning and charitable giving, as well as progressive companies that are advancing the integration and implementation of digital assets. And for the first time, individual awards will pay tribute to the young talents of RIA firms. See all 2022 award categories.

“As baby boomers age and their life expectancies increase, retirement planning has become a key focus for the industry. So we’ve expanded the program this year to include additional categories for pension plans and executives,” said William O’Conor, managing director of In 2022, the Industry Awards will reward the Aggregator CEO of the Year who have been most successful in leading their business through organic growth and M&A strategies, as well as the integration of wealth and retirement management capabilities and revenue diversification. Other prizes will be awarded for Wealth and retirement integration of brokers and dealers that enhances a plan sponsor’s ability to combine wealth and retirement planning for plan members; Defined Contribution Investment Providers Only (DCIO) that offer the best value-added programs that enable advisors to better serve and market pension plan sponsors; and Archivists that provide superior support for pension plan advisors.

O’Conor continued, “As advisors expand their service offerings to meet clients’ broader estate planning needs, a new Charitable/donor-advised fund This year, this category will recognize asset managers who lead the way in investment planning and training programs. With the excitement of digital assets at a fever pitch – and the discussion of their future in portfolio construction and management increasingly serious – new categories for Cryptocurrency and Non-fungible tokens (NFT) will salute product and service providers that bring crypto to the mainstream. And finally, our new Rising Star of the Year The category will recognize next-generation leadership in RIA businesses, as succession planning and ownership transition become key success factors.

A panel of independent judges comprised of leading industry names will determine the winners of the eighth annual Industry Awards, which annually recognize companies and individuals who bring new innovations to market that make a real difference. daily. activities of financial advisers.

For more information on the Industry Awards 2022, visit the location of the event.

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William O’Conor, Managing Director
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