The nomination deadline for our Oustanding Advisor Awards has been extended to March 5!

Each May, we present our annual Outstanding Advisor Awards to ten veteran financial advisors who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and are active in charitable giving and mentoring.

Nominations require a short essay explaining why this person should be named as an Outstanding Advisor. Describe what makes this person worthy of the award and be brief–a few hundred words will suffice. Specifics are important; please include anecdotes that illustrate the advisor’s strongest qualities and committment to philanthropic activities. Describe the kind of advisory practice he or she runs so that we have a clear understanding of the advisor’s book. All applications are confidential and you can nominate yourself.

Entrants must meet certain productivity requirements (Registered reps must be among the top 25 percent of their firms in terms of gross production; RIAs must have a minimum of around $100 million in assets), but winners will be judged primarily on their community involvement and philanthropic activities. We’re looking for FAs who are involved in substantial projects, give generously of their own time and/or money to causes that are close to their hearts, as well as FAs who are known to be mentors to others at their firms or in their advisory practices. (Managing your daughter’s softball team doesn’t count!)

There are a couple of other hard-and-fast rules. Applicants must have:

  • a minimum of three years in the industry as a producing registered rep or investment adviser rep
  • a minimum of one year working with the FA’s present firm
  • a clean compliance record. (Please send full names and CRD number. We check all nominees’ U4s and Form ADVs.)
  • three references with phone numbers and email addresses attached
  • no previous OAA winners may apply.

To enter a friend, colleague or boss, go to http://registeredrep.com/oaa. Each winner will be profiled in the May issue.