November 9, 2021 | Mandarin Oriental, New York

ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Awards 2021

Nominations are now closed.

Each day, several hundred thousand advisors make a tremendous difference in their clients' lives in concert with a large group of industry players. But which individuals and firms are taking the most creative and the boldest steps to push the industry and clients’ best interests forward, while having the biggest impact?

The ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Awards will answer this question by shining a spotlight on how individuals and firms are changing the investment advisory industry where it matters most.

Part I

The Future of Investment Advisory
Nominations Open: 03/08
Close: 05/17
Winners Announced: August
Full Coverage: August/September
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Thought Leadership

Part II

Strategy & Innovation
Nominations Open: 03/08
Close: 05/17
Winners Announced: August
Full Coverage: October/November
  • Executive Leadership
  • Dealmaking/Growth

All winners will be selected by a distinguished and diverse panel of judges from across the advice industry, as well by our editorial team.

We are pleased to announce that this recognition program will be supported by a year-long, multi-platform content plan that will tell the stories of the industry’s most unique leaders and firms. Starting in February, will begin spotlighting those making the gutsy moves resulting in remarkable achievements via a dedicated content hub and a series of podcasts. Then, Investment Advisor Magazine will publish special sections in the September (Future of Investment Advisory) and November (Strategy & Innovation) issues profiling this year’s honorees. Closing the 2021 program will be the inaugural ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Awards Dinner held in New York in November.

What You Should Know

  • For the Luminaries entry process, candidates may be nominated in various award categories across the financial services industry. Submitters may nominate an individual, team/project team and firm for as many categories as they deem fit; however, each submission must be unique to that particular category.
  • Each nomination must include a professional headshot image. Photo must be in color, minimum 300 dpi files in .jpg format.
  • If you start your nominations now you will receive notifications so you don't forget the deadline! You can also go in just to check out the form and complete at a later date (as long as it's submitted before the deadline).
  • Nominations must be submitted via our online portal. Please note that we do not accept email nominations.

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2021 Award Winners