Portfolio Management Association of Canada Second Annual Award
Acknowledges Value of Strategic, In-depth Investment Articles
TORONTO, May 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Portfolio Management Association of
Canada (PMAC) (www.portfoliomanagement.org) today announced the three winners of its second annual Awards for
Excellence in Investment Journalism, reaffirming its intent to enhance
investor knowledge. (A list of the winning articles is available at the
end of this release.)
The winning articles meet PMAC's goal of protecting the public interest
through timely and readable exploration of important investment topics.
The prizes, including the top prize of $5,000, will be presented at an
investment industry event in Toronto on June 3, 2013.
The respective winners and prizes are:
Financial writer and broadcaster, Preet Banerjee, received first prize for, "How You Doin'?" The article appeared in the
June 2012 MoneySense Magazine.
Steven G. Kelman, frequent contributor to multiple outlets on investor protection
issues, received second prize for the series of articles regarding
losses sustained by investors in First Leaside and a call for more
regulatory oversight of the exempt market. The series appeared on Morningstar.ca.
Award-winning journalist Guillaume Poulin-Goyer received third prize for the series of articles about the lesser known
risks and benefits associated with RESPs. The series ran in Finance et Investissement.com.
"The winning articles all tackle complex subjects and encourage
investors to become more involved with their investments," says PMAC
President Katie Walmsley. "PMAC is pleased to recognize Preet Banerjee,
Steven Kelman and Guillaume Poulin-Goyer. Their work contributes to
better investor knowledge and behaviour by making complicated
information accessible, interesting and actionable. That is exactly
what the PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journnalism
In addition to writing for Moneysense, the first prize winner, Banerjee, contributes a personal finance
column to the Globe & Mail, hosts "Million Dollar Neighbourhood" on the Oprah Winfrey Network, is a member of the "Bottom Line" panel on CBC's The National, and is the author of a personal finance blog: WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com. Kelman is the author of several personal finance books and is author or
co-author of courses offered by the Investment Funds Institute of
Canada. Poulin-Goyer has written for Le Devoir and other leading
publications and is a recipient of the Kenneth R. Wilson award (which
honours excellence in Canadian business-to-business magazine
publishing) as part of the editorial team that writes for Finance et Investissement.com.
"These talented journalists make us all look critically at our
investments, and ask the right questions about risks, longevity,
performance, tax implications and how these impact our goals," adds
Winning articles of PMAC's second annual Awards for Excellence in
First Prize - Single article by Preet Banerjee:
Second Prize - Series of articles by Steven G. Kelman:
Third Prize - Series of articles by Guillaume Poulin-Goyer:
Formerly the Investment Counsel Association of Canada (ICAC), the
Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) represents more than
170 portfolio management companies that oversee more than $800 billion
in assets for over one million institutional and individual clients.
Member firms support individual clients, pensions, insurance,
foundations and endowments. As one of Canada's largest financial
industry associations, PMAC continues the 60-year tradition of ICAC.
PMAC's mission is to advocate the highest standards of unbiased
portfolio management in the interest of investors.
PMAC uses a collaborative information-sharing business model and
represents its members to securities regulators and government
agencies. The Association works to "advance standards" in the industry
by collaboratively developing industry best practices while keeping
members current on regulatory and compliance issues.
For more information about PMAC: portfoliomanagement.org.
SOURCE: Portfolio Management Association of Canada
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