For the second time in 17 years, the winners of the Investment Advisor 25 have been picked by our readers as the most influential in a variety of fields.
The 2019 list includes many repeat winners, but it also features some new names — as well as some VIPs making reappearances after a year or two of absence.
What stands out in this year’s voting results is the intensifying competition for IA25 slots in most categories. That said, in the Portfolio group, the top vote-getter’s popularity is way ahead of others in this category.
Advisors and other industry participants cast nearly 6,000 total votes for leaders in the following six areas:
- Independent Broker-Dealers
- Custody & Clearing
- Politics/Regulation/Compliance, and
- Portfolio, Investing & the Markets
Readers will see that many IA25 winners this year are focused on creating and taking advantage of new technology. It’s worth pointing out, though, that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not a winner in 2019.
(Check out: IA25 Winners of 2018)