Investment Advisor and Envestnet Announce Finalists for 10th Annual SMA Manager of the Year Awards

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014Investment Advisor, the leading publication for independent and independent-minded investment advisors and financial planners, and Envestnet, Inc. have partnered again to reveal the finalists in the 10th Annual Separately Managed Account (SMA) Manager of the Year Awards.

The SMA Manager of the Year Awards recognize best-in-class SMA managers, and will be presented during the “2014 Envestnet Advisor Summit: The Next Big Idea,” which will be held from May 14-16 at the Hilton Chicago. New to the competition this year is an award for Specialty SMA Manager of the Year. In addition, a single SMA Manager of the Year will be chosen from among the category winners as an exemplar of investment management excellence. Winners will receive extended coverage both online at and in the July issue of Investment Advisor.

“Advisors are good at many things, but they’re not good at everything,” said Jamie Green, Editorial Director, Investment Advisor Group of Summit Professional Networks, which publishes Investment Advisor. “Identifying and honoring these best-in-class managers through a highly disciplined process is an important service for our advisor readers and benefits advisors and their clients.” 

“For the past decade, these awards have made a vital contribution to the wealth management and investment management communities by shining a spotlight on money managers who consistently deliver meaningful results for their clients,” said J. Gibson “Gib” Watson, III, CIMA®, Vice Chairman, Envestnet. “Through their successful execution of their investment processes and dedication to their clients, these outstanding money managers have set a high bar for others in the industry, and can serve as examples for others to follow as they strive to improve their investment disciplines, practices and client relationships.”

To be eligible for an SMA Manager of the Year Award, a manager must prove sustainable and repeatable strategies that:

  • Report to the PrimaGuide research application
  • Have at least $200 million in assets
  • Have tenured management, i.e., of at least three years running the strategy
  • Rate highly according to Envestnet | PMC's due diligence process

The award finalists were determined using Envestnet | PMC Research’s systematic, proprietary and multi-factor evaluation methodology, which takes quantitative and qualitative criteria into consideration. These factors include performance, investment process and style, firm profile, composite, tax efficiency and customer service. The process takes months and much time and effort from Envestnet| PMC's analysts, who are experts not just on each asset class but on the specific managers operating in that class. They present their findings to the awards committee, which consists of Envestnet| PMC researchers and executives, and Investment Advisor editors.

The finalists are:

U.S. Equity Large Cap (two awards)

Dana Investment Advisors—Large Cap Equity

Golden Capital Management—Large Cap Core

Robeco Investment Management—Boston Partners Large Cap Value

Victory Capital Management—Large Cap Growth 

U.S. Equity Mid, Small or SMID Cap (two awards) 

Glenmede Investment Management—Small Cap Equity

Lee Munder Capital Group—Mid Cap Value

PNC Capital Advisors—Small Cap Portfolio

Reinhart Partners—Mid Cap Private Market Value 

International or Global Equity (one award)

Cambiar Investors LLC—International ADR

Harding Loevner—Global Equity ADR

Fixed Income (one award)

Gannett, Welsh & Kotler—Enhanced Core Bond

Tom Johnson Investment Management—Intermediate Fixed Income

Specialty (one award)

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers—U.S. REIT

Cushing MLP Asset Management—Cushing MLP Alpha Total Return Strategy

Wellesley Investment Advisors—Miller Convertible

Mr. Watson and Mr. Green will announce the winners and present them with their awards on the second day of the 2014 Envestnet Advisor Summit. For more information about the Summit, please visit

About Investment Advisor
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Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV) is a leading provider of unified wealth management technology and services to investment advisors. Our open-architecture platforms unify and fortify the wealth management process, delivering unparalleled flexibility, accuracy, performance and value. Envestnet solutions enable the transformation of wealth management into a transparent, independent, objective and fully-aligned standard of care, and empower advisors to deliver better results.

Envestnet's Advisor Suite® software empowers financial advisors to better manage client outcomes and strengthen their practice. Envestnet provides institutional-quality research and advanced portfolio solutions through our Portfolio Management Consultants group, Envestnet | PMC®. Envestnet | Tamarac provides leading rebalancing, reporting and practice management software.

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Media Contacts:
James J. Green
Editorial Director, Investment Advisor Group
Summit Professional Networks


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