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Why Recognition Matters: The LUMINARIES Program in Action

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This is an exciting time for ThinkAdvisor, which recently introduced a new and pioneering recognition program — ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES — to celebrates top advisors, industry executives, teams, RIAs, broker-dealers, asset/investment/portfolio managers and other firms by showcasing their achievements in four key areas:

  • Diversity & inclusion 
  • Thought leadership 
  • Executive leadership  
  • Dealmaking/growth  

Nominations were accepted through May 17, and the finalists will be announced in mid-August.

Standouts in Focus

The program and its related coverage highlights the quantitative and qualitative impacts that ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES are making on the industry — for both today’s and tomorrow’s advisors.

It also will highlight the bold steps the winners are taking to drive the wealth, investment and retirement industry forward in more dynamic and inclusive ways through special coverage  on ThinkAdvisor and in the September and November issues of Investment Advisor magazine. 

What Makes the LUMINARIES Unique

The program does not emphasize asset levels or rankings — or the latest industry buzz. Rather, our awards and coverage of the winners ​zooms in on how top-performing industry participants are producing meaningful results in the areas that matter most to advisors​.

Plus, we’re telling the full story of their compelling achievements via year-round online and print coverage, including profiles, podcasts, social media campaigns and conversations, as well as slideshows.

The 2021 Winners have been selected by a distinguished and diverse panel of judges from across the advice industry, as well by our editorial team. 

Our coverage of the LUMINARIES’ winners kicks of in mid-August. The inaugural awards dinner is set to take place on Nov. 9 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York.

We’re grateful for the 2021 participants in this empowering new recognition program, which promises to shape industry conversations this year and beyond. 

In addition to financial advisors, the following organizations submitted nominations:

  • Asset/portfolio management firms
  • Broker-dealers
  • Clearing/custodial firms
  • Consulting firms
  • Corporate RIAs
  • Fintech firms
  • Partnerships
  • Retirement product companies
  • Retirement planning firms
  • RIA firms/IAR teams
  • TAMP platforms & providers