Canadian Investment Awards Submission Date Extended to October 15, 2009

Industry requested an extension to deliver winning submissions

TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investment Awards, Canada's premier awards program, recognizing excellence in the financial services industry, announced today that they have extended the deadline for all submission-based awards until October 15, 2009.

"We have received many requests to extend the submission deadline and are happy to announce we have been able to accommodate with a new deadline," says Sabine Steinbrecher, President, Canadian Investment Awards Inc. "Winning an award is a powerful marketing tool and many in the industry felt that they had not had adequate time to compile all the criteria required for a winning submission. Both the submission and early bird ticket deadline is now October 15, 2009."


    -  Best New Initiative - Sponsored by Informco
    -  Best Use of Technology - Sponsored by VAULT Solutions Inc.
    -  Advisor Education Award - Sponsored by Learning Library Inc.
    -  Corporate Citizenship Award
    -  Canadian Investment Marketing Awards - Sponsored by Broadridge
    -  Green Company Awards
    -  Note: the Investor Education Award, sponsored by the Investment Funds
       Institute of Canada, will not be extended. Deadline remains
       September 30th, 2009

    Notice: Effective this year, the Socially Responsible Investment Fund
    Award will no longer require submissions to be eligible. The Jury will
    work from industry data and include all eligible funds in their review.

In addition to theses specialty awards, there are 24 mutual fund awards, 3 hedge fund awards and 9 Pooled fund awards chosen by Analyst Committees.

"Once again, we are looking forward to seeing a strong group of submissions," continued Steinbrecher. "I encourage all organizations to submit to win."


Complete award and submission information is available at

Submit before October 15th, 2009. (IFIC Investor Education Awards deadline remains September 30)


A few individuals make tremendous contributions that need to be recognized, particularly in this challenging year. Email to nominate the individual you think deserves to be honoured for the Career Achievement Award - sponsored by Fundata Canada Inc and Person of Influence of the Year Award.


This year, the tradition continues as the winners will be announced at the Canadian Investment Awards Gala held on Wednesday, December 2nd at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Early bird tickets are on sale until October 15th.

                     The 2009 Canadian Investment Awards
     would like to thank the generous support of the following sponsors:

    Platinum: CGI / Morningstar
    Gold: Canadian Business / MoneySense
    Silver: Broadridge Investor Communications Solutions, Canada / Canadian
    Hedge Watch / Fundata Canada Inc. / Informco / Investment Executive /
    Learning Library Inc.
    National Automobile Sponsor: Audi Canada
    National Newspaper Sponsor: National PostStrategic Partners: CCR
    Solutions / Kaleidoscope Marketing and Communications / VAULT Solutions
    Partners: Business News Network / CNW Group / elemente Magazine /
    Investment Fund Institute of Canada / YMCA Investment in Values

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. In its 15th year, this is the only time in Canada, that the industry, investors and advisors come together to select top performers. In its fifteenth year, 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 30 principal sponsors.

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 advisors.

This is the event of the season honouring financial service excellence. For more information about the Canadian Investment Awards, and how to purchase your "early bird" tickets, please visit



For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Sabine Steinbrecher, Canadian Investment Awards Inc., Tel: (416) 483-2791, Email:; Kate Taylor, Kaleidoscope Marketing and Communications, Tel: (416) 271-9078, Email:

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