When it comes to the financial markets and your advisory business, is President Donald Trump an influencer and innovator — or not?

How about Warren Buffett, Larry Fink, Jeremy Grantham and Liz Ann Sonders? Do their views significantly affect your thinking on the markets and portfolio building?

In the RIA, broker-dealer and clearing/custody fields, which leaders are most influential — Ron Carson, Ric Edelman, Michael Kitces and/or Mark Tibergien?

What about technology gurus: Do you pay more attention to VIPs in the advisory world (such as Joe Duran) or big names in the broader tech world (like Jeff Bezos)?

For the first time, we are seeking our readers’ input on all top 25 influencers and innovators in the advisory business to be featured in the May issue of Investment Advisor magazine. (Last year, readers voted on 10 of them for the 15th annual IA25 list.)

Let us know which VIPs are worthy of recognition in these six industry segments: RIA/Advisory, Custody/Clearing, Independent Broker-Dealers, Portfolio Management/Investing, Political/Regulatory/Compliance, and FinTech/IT/AI.

You can cast your votes for up to four people per category, or nominate an individual you don’t see on our list, through April 9.

To see our coverage of last year’s VIPs, check out “Frontrunner: The 2017 IA25.”

Thank you for taking part in the IA Top 25 survey of 2018. – Investment Advisor’s Editorial Team