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September 9, 2021
New York Athletic Club | Ziegfeld BallroomNew York

Now in its 7th year, the Industry Awards celebrates the companies, individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievement in support of financial advisor success.

Our awards program can provide powerful advantages to your marketing arsenal by helping you validate your marketing message while creating buzz for your brand and shining a spotlight on what sets your business apart from the competition.

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About the Awards

Nothing beats a Industry Award for boosting morale with employees who appreciate working for a winning team – and for attracting elite advisors looking to move to one.

If your nomination is selected as a 2021 Industry Awards Finalist, you’ll receive extraordinary exposure and publicity with the audience of 441,000 wealth management professionals.

And by attending our afternoon sessions and evening black-tie awards event on September 9th, you’ll meet and network with hundreds of other top innovators and industry thought leaders. You’ll also qualify to send a key member of your executive team to our day-of-event Technology Roundtable covered by our editors.

This year, out awards program has been expanded to include more than 100 firm and individual categories, so there have never been more chances to win. Select the best match for your initiatives here.

2021 Industry Awards - Afternoon CTO, Leaders Panel and Roundtable Networking

Afternoon sessions will be held at:

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY

CTO Buyers Panel

A unique gathering of three of the industry’s top Chief Technology Officers supporting tens of thousands of advisors will share their insights, strategies and approach to supplying advisors with the latest tools to enhance efficiency and delight clients.

Hear where the industry is going and how technology will play an increasing role in how advisors are delivering advice, as well as what emerging technologies they will be investing in over the next decade. A must attend for anyone in the advisor technology ecosystem looking to supply the tools these mega-buyers will be looking to acquire.


Timothy Welsh, President, Nexus Strategy LLC


Kabir Sethi, Managing Director and Head of Digital Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Ed Obuchowski, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Advisor Group

Vikram Chugh, Chief Operating Officer, Robertson Stephens

Nick Graham, Chief Technology Officer, Cambridge Investment Research


Leaders Panel

The independent broker-dealer space has undergone dramatic changes over the years—and many in the industry argue that the phrase “independent broker-dealer” doesn’t even describe these organizations anymore. As the industry has shifted away from commissions, transactions and product sales towards fees and financial planning advice, the extreme makeover of IBDs is happening front and center in the wealth space.

Hear from three of the thought leaders of these “IBDs in transition” to see first-hand how they are steering their organizations to support advisors as they too, evolve to better meet the needs of today’s clients.


David Armstrong, Executive Director, Content and User Engagement


Jamie Price, CEO, Advisor Group

Shannon Spotswood, President, RFG Advisory

Jeff Concepcion, CEO of Stratos Wealth Partners


Afternoon Roundtable Discussion and Networking

What is the Future for Advice Delivery?
80-100 executives of Finalist companies – break out into 4 rooms


Tim Welsh, Nexus Strategy, LLC
Darrin Courtney, Gartner
Doug Fritz, F2 Strategy
Davis Janowski,

  • Are robo advisors dead?
  • Where are we with the digital transformation of wealth management, both in the front office and the back office?
  • Where will CX – the Client Experience technology take us? (e.g.  client portals, PFMs, Account Aggregation, client onboarding/account opening, mobile apps)
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics – Where will it show up in the financial planning and investment process?
  • Is Direct Indexing the next big thing?
  • Cyber Security – how worried should we be?

    Content recorded by editorial team to be produced as a technology supplement to Wealth Management magazine.

Program Details


Daytime Sessions and Evening Award Ceremonies Venue

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY

Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY


Nominations open: February 5, 2021

Webinar: Top Tips for Submitting a Winning Nomination - March 4, 2021

Nominations close: May 12, 2021 (11:59 pm PT)

Finalists announced: June 1, 2021

Webinar: Leveraging Your Status as a Finalist - June 23, 2021

Evening Awards Presentation and Dinner: September 9, 2021