How are winners selected?

An unbiased third party reviews all completed applications. The top 10 nominations per category are forwarded as “blind” nominations (the nominee’s name, firm name, and broker-dealer/custodian are removed) to a judging committee of industry professionals. The judging committee selects three finalists (including one winner) in each category. Nominees’ entry information will not be given to anyone outside of Invest in Others and the judging committee will receive only the information necessary to evaluate the candidate.