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    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates retirement planning, preparation and funding through a service enhancement
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, educational campaigns, integrations, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates retirement planning, preparation and funding through a technology enhancement
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of alternatives.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform, charity, environmentally responsible, or industry content that will enhance the industry’s image, give back to the community, improve society as well as promote diversity and the next generation of advisors
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, charitable endeavors, women’s initiatives, training programs, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methodologies, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of ETF Strategists.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of ETFs.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of equities.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of fixed income.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of real estate investments.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management of separate accounts.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, product, program, platform or industry content that facilitates the advisors’ use of SRI or social impact investing
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, products, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that leverages new social media communication channels to improve advisors ability to interact with clients, gather intelligence and better serve their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as social media integrations, communication campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, client acquisition, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, and industry content that will, provide original content, research or conclusions about investing themes to move the industry forward, enhance advisors with a better understanding of investing themes, new products, etc.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as white papers, industry research, commentary and other content to help drive industry understanding and awareness of investing themes, diversity programs, women’s initiatives, next generation of advisor/client, succession planning solutions, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, product, or platform that will move the industry forward
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new products, technology tools, research platforms, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform, charity, environmentally responsible, or industry content that will enhance the industry’s image, give back to the community, improve society as well as promote diversity and the next generation of advisors
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, charitable endeavors, women’s initiatives, training programs, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methodologies, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors manage a better business.
    • Initiatives can include the various practice management areas such as marketing services/support, sales process, succession planning, human capital, organizational structures, business planning/strategy, compensation plans, benchmarking, compliance, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, customizations, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing service platform that helps support BD advisors and their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as training programs, dedicated personnel, multichannel availability, new capabilities, process improvements, service availability, ease of use, new capabilities, tiered service, self-service, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific support levels, scope, scale, advisor/client survey scores, usage, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program or enhancement to an existing Transition platform that helps BDs onboard new advisors.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as dedicated professionals, easy to use transition tools/resources, process improvements, speed of onboarding, client communications, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures—such as specific support levels, scope, scale, advisor/client survey scores, usage, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing Transition platform that helps BDs onboard their clients and business to a new or different custodian.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as dedicated professionals, easy to use transition tools/resources, process improvements, speed of onboarding, client communications, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures—such as specific support levels, scope, scale, advisor/client survey scores, usage, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that will move the industry forward
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, women’s initiatives, next generation of advisor/client, succession planning solutions, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform, charity, environmentally responsible, or industry content that will enhance the industry’s image, give back to the community, improve society as well as promote diversity and the next generation of advisors
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, charitable endeavors, women’s initiatives, training programs, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methodologies, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors manage a better business.
    • Initiatives can include the various practice management areas such as marketing services/support, sales process, succession planning, human capital, organizational structures, business planning/strategy, compensation plans, benchmarking, compliance, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, customizations, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing service platform that helps support BD advisors and their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as training programs, dedicated personnel, multichannel availability, new capabilities, process improvements, service availability, ease of use, new capabilities, tiered service, self-service, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific support levels, scope, scale, advisor/client survey scores, usage, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program or enhancement to an existing Transition platform that helps BDs onboard new advisors.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as dedicated professionals, easy to use transition tools/resources, process improvements, speed of onboarding, client communications, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures—such as specific support levels, scope, scale, advisor/client survey scores, usage, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that leverages new social media communication channels to improve advisors ability to interact with clients, gather intelligence and better serve their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as social media integrations, communication campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, client acquisition, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that will move the industry forward
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, women’s initiatives, next generation of advisor/client, succession planning solutions, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates the compliance process and simplifies regulatory complexity.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates how advisors manage, report and advise clients with alternative assets.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform, charity, environmentally responsible, or industry content that will enhance the industry’s image, give back to the community, improve society as well as promote diversity and the next generation of advisors
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, charitable endeavors, women’s initiatives, training programs, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methodologies, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps RIA advisors manage a better business.
    • Initiatives can include the various practice management areas such as marketing services/support, sales process, succession planning, human capital, organizational structures, business planning/strategy, compensation plans, benchmarking, compliance, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that helps RIAs be more efficient and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, customizations, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing Transition platform, that helps RIAs onboard their clients and business to a new or different custodian.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as dedicated professionals, easy to use transition tools/resources, process improvements, speed of onboarding, client communications, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific support levels, scope, scale, advisor/client survey scores, usage, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that leverages new social media communication channels to improve advisors ability to interact with clients, gather intelligence and better serve their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as social media integrations, communication campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, client acquisition, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that will move the industry forward.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, women’s initiatives, next generation of advisor/client, succession planning solutions, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates how advisors manage, report and advise clients with alternative assets.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform, charity, environmentally responsible, or industry content that will enhance the industry’s image, give back to the community, improve society as well as promote diversity and the next generation of advisors
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, charitable endeavors, women’s initiatives, training programs, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methodologies, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps RIA advisors manage a better business.
    • Initiatives can include the various practice management areas such as marketing services/support, sales process, succession planning, human capital, organizational structures, business planning/strategy, compensation plans, benchmarking, compliance, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that helps RIAs be more efficient and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, customizations, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing Transition platform, that helps RIAs onboard their clients and business to a new or different custodian.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as dedicated professionals, easy to use transition tools/resources, process improvements, speed of onboarding, client communications, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific support levels, scope, scale, advisor/client survey scores, usage, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that leverages new social media communication channels to improve advisors ability to interact with clients, gather intelligence and better serve their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as social media integrations, communication campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, client acquisition, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that will move the industry forward.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, women’s initiatives, next generation of advisor/client, succession planning solutions, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new technology innovation or category that will change how wealth management is delivered in the future
    • Initiatives can include areas such as technology innovation, process enhancements, new methods of delivery, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new innovation or category that will change how wealth management is delivered in the future
    • Initiatives can include areas such as technology innovation, process enhancements, new methods of delivery, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that will move the industry forward.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, women’s initiatives, next generation of advisor/client, succession planning solutions, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that enhances the family office client experience
    • Initiatives can include areas such as technology deployments, educational programs, client-facing technologies, reporting tools, next generation of advisor/client, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates advisor success, attracts new members, delivers on the association’s mission.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, growth, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, product, platform or industry content that facilitates advisors use of private placements/hedge funds/private equity funds
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, products, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program or an enhancement to an existing service platform than improves advisors understanding, usage and management of insurance programs/products/platforms
    • Initiatives can include areas such as product enhancements, new products, research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as scope, scale, usage, adoption, advisor survey scores, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program or an enhancement to an existing technology platform than improves advisors understanding, usage and management of insurance programs/products/platforms
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as scope, scale, usage, adoption, advisor survey scores, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates the succession/transition process for advisors and their businesses.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new financing programs, integrations, tools, valuation services, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program or an enhancement to an existing platform than improves advisors understanding, usage and benefits from firms that provide RIA support services, financing, acquisition support, and similar platforms.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, advisor support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as scope, scale, usage, adoption, advisor survey scores, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

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    • A new initiative, program, platform, technology or industry content that will prepare advisors for succession, enhance ownership transitions, and financing options, as well as nurture the next generation of advisor
    • Initiatives can include areas such as educational programs, technology tools, valuation analyses, financing programs, training programs, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methodologies of delivery, etc.

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    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and portfolio management via a TAMP model.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, feature set, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of employment, etc.

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    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to efficiently and accurately aggregate client holdings.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, client portals, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to interact online with clients, deliver personalized communications, store documents, and report in real time on client holding.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, workflow tools, document vaults, integrations with other systems, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to manage compliance requirements and mandates.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, , reporting improvements, security tools, audit ability, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform, charity, environmentally responsible, or industry content that will enhance the industry’s image, give back to the community, improve society as well as promote diversity and the next generation of advisors
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, charitable endeavors, women’s initiatives, training programs, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc. along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methodologies, etc.

  • CRM
    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to manage, service and convert clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, client portals, social media integrations, sales process improvements, opportunity tracking, marketing campaigns, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to automate investment management services to their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, electronic account opening, automated investment management, client portals, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to manage documents and drive operational efficiencies.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, process automation, compliance features, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, client portals, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to produce, manage and update client financial plans.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, new modules, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, client portals, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new technology innovation, product category or product that enhances advisors’ ability to move the industry forward, help advisors better run their businesses and enhance service to their clients
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new mobile apps, new workflow tools, new reporting systems, new business intelligence systems, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new technology innovation or enhancement to an existing platform/product that enhances advisors’ ability to move the industry forward, help advisors better run their businesses and enhance service to their clients
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, client portals, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to manage, account and report on client portfolios.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, client portals, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to efficiently rebalance portfolios.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, mobile apps, tax-efficiencies, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that facilitates how advisors can better manage risk for clients
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new programs, methodologies, educational campaigns, integrations, technology tools, ongoing campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that leverages new social media communication channels to improve advisors ability to interact with clients, gather intelligence and better serve their clients.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as social media integrations, communication campaigns, service integrations, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, client acquisition, advisor survey scores, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new initiative, program, platform or industry content that will move the industry forward
    • Initiatives can include areas such as diversity programs, women’s initiatives, next generation of advisor/client, succession planning solutions, etc.
    • Criteria include both quantitative measures, such as specific feature set, usage, potential, scope, scale, etc., along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

    • A new product or platform, or an enhancement to an existing product or platform, that enhances advisors’ ability to track and report on client holdings.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud versions, aggregation improvements, mobile apps, workflow tools, integrations with other systems, client portals, reporting improvements, business intelligence, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as specific feature set, usage, adoption, scope, scale, advisor survey scores, etc.—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.

  • Award Categories
    • A new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing platform, that improves advisors’ understanding, usage and management of trust programs/products/platforms.
    • Initiatives can include areas such as research tools, practice management programs, wholesaler support, service improvements, technology enhancements, etc.
    • Criteria include quantitative measures—such as scope, scale, usage, adoption, advisor survey scores, etc—along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of deployment, etc.