Calling for submissions for eight specialty awards
TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investment Awards, Canada's
premier awards program, recognizing excellence in the financial services
industry, announced today the call for submissions for key specialty awards.
These awards are voted upon by senior juries and are chosen from submissions
by organizations within the industry. Winners are chosen based on rigorous
criteria and are considered to be leaders in the industry.
"This is an opportunity to showcase the best an organization has to
offer" says Sabine Steinbrecher, President, Canadian Investment Awards Inc.
"Each year the awards recognize innovation and excellence. We encourage
industry leaders to submit innovative initiatives that deserve to be
Awards that are eligible for submission are indicated below:
- Best New Initiative - Sponsored by Informco: Awarded to an
organization serving the Financial Services industry for any
outstanding initiative, in any medium, launched from March 1, 2006
to August 1, 2007.
- Best Use of Technology - Sponsored by Vault Solutions Inc: Awarded
to an organization for effective, innovative use of technology in
any industry-relevant application launched from March 1, 2006 to
August 1, 2007.
- 2007 IFIC Investor Education Award - Sponsored by the Investment
Funds Institute of Canada: Awarded to a fund manager, dealer or
integrated firm that has produced an exceptional education
initiative aimed at investors.
- 2007 Advisor Education Award - Sponsored by Learning Library Inc.:
This NEW award recognizes an investment firm, dealer, association
or independent education organization that has produced an
exceptional educational initiative aimed at advisors or brokers.
- 2007 Imagine Canada Corporate Citizenship Award: Awarded to a
company from the financial service sector for its outstanding
contribution to community and its overall reputation as a
responsible corporate citizen.
- Canadian Investment Marketing Awards: Recipients will be awarded
for excellence and "great marketing" within the growing and
maturing Canadian investment industry. There are three awards
selected by a senior jury of marketing professionals and financial
advisors each year.
This year, the tradition continues as the winners will be announced
at the Canadian Investment Awards Gala to be held on November 29th".
Early bird tickets are on sale until October 15th.
SUBMIT TO WIN
Organizations in the Canadian Financial Services industry are invited
to submit at http://www.InvestmentAwards.com and to find detailed
information, submission forms and instructions.
A few make tremendous contributions that need to be recognized. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate the individual you think
deserves to be honoured for the Career Achievement Award and Person
of Influence of the Year Award. For award information visit
"Increasingly consumers look for the winner logo when making investment
decisions," continued Steinbrecher, "it is a tremendous honour to win".
Key sponsors and partners:
Platinum: CGI / Morningstar
Gold: Canadian Business / MoneySense
Silver: Fundata Canada Inc. / Informco / Investment Executive / Learning
Library Inc. / Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
Strategic Partners: Bullfrog Power / CCR Solutions / Imagine Canada /
Kaleidoscope Marketing and Communications / Prestige Glass International
Inc. / VAULT Solutions / YMCA Investment in Values
Partners: Business News Network / CNW Group / Investment Fund Institute
of Canada / Matrix Search Group / Resolver Inc. / Tiffany & Co. / Vincor
About the Canadian Investment Awards
The Canadian Investment Awards and Gala recognizes leading investment
products and firms illustrating an enduring commitment to excellence within
the Canadian financial services industry overall. It is the only time each
year in Canada, that the industry, investors and advisors come together to
select top performers. The event attracts over 600 guests annually and
represents the year long work of over 30 firms, 40 senior analysts and expert
jury members researching and ranking 50 categories and is supported by over 20
The unusual nature of this collaborative structure provides an unbiased
and objective outcome that is completely unique to these awards and to Canada.
No other analysis process, nor any other resource, provides this broad
industry representation via "collaborative results" and the top performers
have become a valuable annual reference guide for Canadian investors and
This is the event of the season celebrating financial service excellence.
"Early bird" tickets are available prior to October 15th, 2007. For more
information about the Canadian Investment Awards, and how to purchase your
"early bird" tickets, please visit www.InvestmentAwards.com.
The Canadian Investment Awards Gala is bullfrogpowered with 100% green
electricity. This means that Bullfrog Power will inject carbon-free green
power onto the Ontario grid to match the amount of electricity used by this
event. All of the electricity injected on our behalf will be sourced
exclusively from wind and low-impact water power producers who meet or exceed
the federal government's EcoLogo(M) standard for renewable energy.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Sabine Steinbrecher, Canadian
Investment Awards Inc., Tel: (416) 703-8674 x 229, Email:
email@example.com; Kate Taylor, Kaleidoscope Marketing and
Communications, Tel: (416) 271-9078, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org