Morningstar Awards: Submission-based category is still open

The deadline is October 3 for Best Online Brokerage, Canadian Investment Marketing Award, Best ETF Initiative Award, Career Achievement, IFIC Investor Education Award and Best Use of Technology.

Ashley Redmond 17 September, 2014 | 5:00PM

 

 

Ashley Redmond: I'm Ashley Redmond for Morningstar.ca. The 20th annual Morningstar Awards are happening very soon. They are being held at the Fairmont Royal York, right here in Toronto on November 26.

Winning and being nominated for a Morningstar award is one of the highest honours in the industry. Year after year attendees represent all of the major contributors to the Canadian investment landscape and we want to give you the opportunity to be involved. You can apply for submission-based awards and we are accepting applications until October 3.

The submission-based awards are: Best ETF Initiative Award, Best Use of Technology, Best Online Brokerage Award, Career Achievement Award, Best Canadian Investment Marketing Award and The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) Investor Education Award.

All six of these awards are popular including the IFIC Investor Education Award; this award is given to a manager, dealer or firm that produces an exceptional education initiative. Last year it was won by Investors Group for Money And Youth, helping youth prepare for their financial future. A free publication is available in English and French. It is designed for young Canadians with the goal of increasing investor knowledge.

Another popular award is Best Online Brokerage. Last year was interesting because BMO InvestorLine won by dethroning Qtrade, who had previously won three years in a row. This award is given to a firm that produces extraordinary tools, resources and above all customer service for clients.

If you are interested in submitting an application for a submission-based award please visit www.investmentawards.com. All of the information is there including forms, criteria and the contact information for our Awards Director, Mike Leonard. The submission deadline is October 3. It costs $1000 to submit and all submission proceeds benefit MusiCounts, Morningstar's charity partner.

MusiCounts is a great organization that we enjoy working with every year. Their mission is to ensure that all children in Canada have access to a comprehensive music program through their school.

We hope you take part in the submission-based category and we will see you November 26 at the Morningstar Awards.

 

Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Bank of Montreal93.06 CAD-0.11

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