Special Report: The 2012 IA 25

Investment Advisor's annual list of the most influential people for advisors in 2012 and beyond

The May 2012 issue of Investment Advisor features our list of the 25 most influential people in the advisor and financial services industries. The May 2012 issue of Investment Advisor features our list of the 25 most influential people in the advisor and financial services industries.

After the difficult task of deciding who should be included on the IA 25 list, our editors are faced with the equally difficult task of cutting each honoree’s profile to fit on the pages of Investment Advisor, sacrificing more than a few valuable insights from each member. Those insights aren’t lost forever, though. Throughout the rest of April and May, we’ll be publishing extended versions of each profile, including exclusive interviews, on AdvisorOne. See the schedule below to find out when each profile will be published.

Check out last year's IA 25 for some familiar faces. Click here to go back to the beginning and see the very first IA 25. Also see the IA 25 home page for this year's complete coverage.

If you think we’ve overlooked someone on this year's IA 25 who deserves to be here, please use the comments field below to submit their name and your justification for why they should be considered among the most influential people in and around the advisor universe. We promise to consider reader nominations, but please, no ad hominem attacks on those who were named in this or past years.--Ed.

April 24: Elliot Weissbluth, CEO, HighTower

April 25: Amy Webber, President and COO, Cambridge Investment Research

April 26: Charles Biderman, President and CEO, TrimTabs

April 27: Chip Roame, Managing Partner, Tiburon Strategic Advisors

April 30: Dale Brown, President and CEO, Financial Services Institute  

May 1: Mohamed El-Erian, CEO, PIMCO

May 2: Eric Clarke, President, Orion Advisor Services

May 3: John Bogle, Founder, Vanguard

May 4: John Peluso, President, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

May 7: Jon Henschen, President, Henschen & Associates

May 8: Mary Schapiro, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

May 9: Michael Kitces, Partner and Director of Research, Pinnacle Advisory Group

May 10: Richard Lampen, President and CEO, Ladenburg Thalmann

May 11: Robert Pozen, Chairman Emeritus, MFS Investment Management

May 14: Tom Nally, President, TD Ameritrade Institutional

May 15: Allen Stanford and Jon Corzine

May 16: Phyllis Borzi, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

May 17: Joshua Brown, Vice President, Investments, Fusion Analytics  

May 18: Jud Bergman, Founder and CEO, Envestnet

May 21: Julie Littlechild, Founder and President, Advisor Impact

May 22: Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

May 23: Mark Tibergien, CEO, Pershing Advisor Solutions

May 24: Xi Jinping, Vice President, People’s Republic of China

May 25: Dr. Kent Smetters, Founder, Veritat Advisors

May 28: Larry Roth, CEO, AIG Advisor Group

May 29: Top Women IA Honorees

May 30: Top 10 IA 25 Honorees

May 31: Rogues Gallery: IA 25 Honorees Who've Gone Bad

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View the IA 25 home page for this year's complete coverage.

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