Money Management Institute Announces Annual Industry Leadership Award Winners

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Robert Noelke Honored as 2016 Advisory Solutions Pioneer
DTCC Receives Gateway to Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2016 – At its annual Gateway to Leadership Industry Recognition Dinner here last night, the Money Management Institute (MMI), the national association representing the $4.1 trillion investment advisory solutions and wealth management industry, announced the winners of its 2016 Industry Leadership Awards. Now in their eighth year, the Industry Leadership Awards recognize innovation and achievement in the advisory solutions industry over the past year.

“These awards highlight the efforts being made by the financial services industry to improve the advice delivery process and bring a richer array of investment solutions to retail and institutional investors,” said Craig Pfeiffer, MMI President and CEO. “As the industry association dedicated to supporting the evolution of investment advisory solutions, MMI is proud to offer our most sincere congratulations to this year’s Industry Leadership Award winners.”

SPONSOR FIRM CATEGORY

Advisory Solutions National Sponsor Firm of the Year – The national sponsor firm that made a meaningful contribution to innovation within the advisory solutions industry and best exemplified overall excellence, achievement, and growth
UBS Financial Services

Advisory Solutions Regional/RIA Sponsor Firm of the Year – The regional/RIA sponsor firm that made a meaningful contribution to innovation within the advisory solutions industry and best exemplified overall excellence, achievement, and growth
Dynasty Financial Partners

Advisory Solutions Sponsor Distribution Team of the Year – The sponsor firm that exhibited the most effective distribution strategy and execution, successfully linking marketing and sales, and achieving significant absolute and relative growth in net sales
Advisor Group

INVESTMENT MANAGER CATEGORY

Advisory Solutions Emerging Investment Manager of the Year – The emerging investment manager that best exemplified overall excellence, partnership, and growth
Horizon Investments

Advisory Solutions Established Investment Manager of the Year – The established investment manager that best exemplified overall excellence, partnership, and growth
Natixis Global Asset Management

Advisory Solutions Investment Manager Distribution Team of the Year – The investment manager that exhibited the most effective distribution strategy and execution, successfully linking marketing and sales, and achieving significant absolute and relative growth in net sales
Lazard Asset Management

SOLUTIONS PROVIDER CATEGORY (Technology and Service Providers)

Advisory Solutions Provider of the Year Technology and Operations Platform – The technology or service provider whose technology and operations platform best exemplified overall excellence and the qualities most valued by managers, program sponsors, and financial advisors
Vestmark

Advisory Solutions Provider of the Year Outsourced Investment Advisory Services – The technology or service provider whose investment advisory services offerings best exemplified overall excellence and the qualities most valued by managers, program sponsors, and financial advisors
Envestnet

GENERAL CATEGORY (Open to Sponsors, Investment Managers, and Solutions Providers)

Advisory Solutions Most Innovative New Investment Product – The firm that developed and launched the most innovative new investment product
MassMutual – RetireSmart Ready Managed Path

Advisory Solutions “Doing Good” Award – The firm that best exemplified the advisory solutions industry’s commitment to serve the greater good of our communities, constituents, and the financial services industry at large
TIAA – Financial Literacy

Nominations for the 2016 Industry Leadership Awards were submitted by MMI members, and the finalists were selected by a special committee representing all segments of the MMI membership. The winners in each category were determined by a vote of MMI member firms.

At the Gateway to Leadership dinner, the MMI Board of Governors also honored Robert Noelke as the 2016 Advisory Solutions Pioneer. Over the course of his career, Mr. Noelke, who recently retired as a Partner at Lord, Abbett & Co., served the industry by refining the art of investment distribution and spreading the discipline of advice. He has been a tireless advocate for investment advisory solutions and exemplifies the pioneering spirit MMI seeks to honor.

In addition, DTCC received the MMI Gateway to Leadership Award in recognition of the firm’s long-term commitment to and support of Gateway to Leadership, MMI’s workplace diversity program. The Gateway to Leadership Foundation partners with organizations such as UNCF and focuses exclusively on the financial services industry, providing internships and career opportunities for minority college students who may not otherwise have a natural pathway into the industry (www.GatewayLeaders.org). DTCC was honored for its long-standing commitment to the Gateway program, including hosting interns each year since the program’s inception in 2007 and making invaluable contributions to the program’s success and the experience of the student interns.

All proceeds from the Industry Leadership Recognition Dinner benefit Gateway to Leadership, a 501(c)(3) charity.

About the Money Management Institute (MMI): Since 1997 MMI has been the leading voice for the global financial services organizations that provide financial advice and professionally-managed investment advisory solutions to individual and institutional investors. Through industry advocacy, educational initiatives, regulatory affairs, data reporting, and professional networking, MMI supports and advances the growth of a diverse spectrum of investment advisory solutions that serve an evolving worldwide financial landscape. MMI member organizations are committed to the highest standards of fiduciary responsibility and ethical conduct and to creating the most successful outcomes for investors at every level of assets. For more information, visit www.MMInst.org.