Introducing the LUMINARIESAwards Program
This is an exciting time for our magazine and our sister website, ThinkAdvisor— whichrecentlyrelaunched witha newinnovativedesign andassociatedfeatures.Intandemwiththatdevelopment, weareintroduc-ing a new recognition program to celebrate top advisors, industry executives, teams,RIAs, broker-dealers, asset managers and other firms by telling the stories behindtheir success in four key areas.
Specifically, our year-round LUMINARIES program will focus on the extraordinary and meaningful efforts the winners are making in diversity & inclusion, thoughtleadership, executive leadership and dealmaking.
The program and its related coverage will show the quantitative and qualitativeimpacts that ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES are making on the industry — for bothtoday’s and tomorrow’s advisors. It will highlight the bold steps the winners aretaking to drive the wealth, investment and retirement industry forward in moredynamic and inclusive ways.
The program’s emphasis isn’t on rankings or the latest industry buzz. Rather, ourawards and coverage of the winners will reveal how top-performing industry participants are taking action to drive success in the areas that matter most to advisors andinvestors. We’ll tell the full story of their compelling achievements via case studiesthat detail how winners creatively meet their targets, along with profiles, podcasts,social-media campaigns and conversations, as well as slideshows.
Winners will be selected by a distinguished and diverse panel of judges fromacross the advice industry, as well by our editorial team. Our coverage will beginin September, and then we’ll host the inaugural ThinkAdvisor Luminaries AwardsDinner held in New York in November.
We invite you to participate in this empowering new recognition program,which promises to shape industry conversations in 2021 and beyond. Pleasesubmit nominations by May 17 through the event portal ( event.thinkadvisor.com/luminaries-awards) and send questions to AwardsInfo@alm.com.
The program’semphasis isn’t onrankings or the latestindustry buzz. Rather,our awards andcoverage of the winnerswill reveal how top-performing industryparticipants are takingaction to drive successin the areas that mattermost to advisors andinvestors.
EDITOR’S NOTEBy Janet Levaux