IMPACT® 2016

October 24-27, San Diego, California

ImpactAwards

High achievers wanted

Have you found innovative ways to serve your clients? Are you a tireless advocate of the independent financial advisory or retirement industry? Join us on Wednesday morning during the morning keynote session as we reveal this year’s winners.

Best-in-Business IMPACT Award

This award recognizes an independent investment advisory firm that has been in business for 10 or more years and has elevated business management to new levels of excellence and achieved exceptional business results. The firm should also demonstrate how it has integrated technology to extend the reach, responsiveness, and growth of its business—and safeguard client assets and information.

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.

Best-in-Retirement Business IMPACT Award™

This award recognizes an independent retirement plan provider, including an independent recordkeeper or advisor focusing on retirement plans, who understands the unique needs of plan sponsors and/or participants and has developed an innovative approach to serving them. The firm demonstrates:

  • Leadership in the retirement industry
  • Extraordinary work that has contributed to serving the industry, plan sponsors, participants, or the community
  • Competence and integrity in retirement
  • Business management elevated to new standards of excellence and achievement of exceptional business results
  • Integrated technology to extend reach and provide efficiency within the firm and for clients

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.

Pacesetter IMPACT Award

Created to pay tribute to our industry’s leaders of the future, this award is for an independent investment advisory firm in business for 10 or fewer years that has shown initiative, growth, and promise. The firm should also demonstrate how it has integrated technology to extend the reach, responsiveness, and growth of its business.

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.

Trailblazer IMPACT Award

The independent investment advisor industry owes its tremendous success to trailblazing leaders—firms that combine an entrepreneurial spirit with a drive to advance the industry’s interests. In the face of a challenging regulatory environment and an ever-changing competitive landscape, RIAs continue to forge new ground.

This award honors a firm that is helping the industry reach new heights, either through special initiatives or simply as a result of the passion and commitment that it brings to its business every day. This could be demonstrated by a firm that has done one or more of the following:

  • Focused on understanding the unique needs of a specific client segment and developed an innovative approach to serving them (i.e., a new business model or strategic plan)
  • Made a difference in the community through programs to educate new audiences about financial planning
  • Helped shape the industry’s future through advocacy efforts in Washington or involvement with industry associations
  • Made strides in attracting and cultivating the RIA industry’s next generation of talent

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.

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