The March 15 nomination deadline for the 33rd annual “WealthMangement.com Advisors With Heart Awards” is fast approaching. If you or an advisor you know deserves consideration for their efforts on behalf of others, please take a moment to fill out our nomination form.

Each May REP. honors 10 veteran financial advisors who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and are active in charitable giving and mentoring.

The nominations are evaluated based on the level and depth of commitment of the advisor to altruistic activities outside of his or her practice. We look at an advisor’s willingness to commit his time, abilities and passion to a cause—as opposed to merely writing a check.

We review FINRA and SEC sites for any compliance or ethical violations, contact references whose names are submitted along with the applications, and talk with the nominee him or herself. An advisor must demonstrate success in the operation of his or her practice, but that is not the basis for the award. WealthManagement.com editors and writers choose the winners; there are no spreadsheet calculations. The winners’ stories should speak for themselves.

Nominations require a short essay explaining the nominee’s merits. Be brief—a page will suffice. Specifics are important; please include anecdotes that illustrate the advisor’s strongest qualities and commitment to philanthropic activities. But please also describe the kind of practice the advisor runs so that we have a clear understanding of his or her book. All applications are confidential and you can self-nominate.

Entrants must meet certain productivity requirements (advisors must have a minimum of around $80 million in assets.)

In addition, applicants must have:

• a minimum of three years in the industry
• a clean compliance record. (Please send full names.)
• No previous Advisors With Heart winners may apply.

To enter a friend, colleague, boss, or yourself, fill out the entry form below. Each winner will be profiled in the May issue. Questions? Contact Assistant Managing Editor Diana Britton at diana.britton@penton.com or 212-204-4363.

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