New York (PRWEB) January 9, 2006
Fund Action and Fund Directions, publications of Institutional Investor News covering the U.S. mutual fund industry, have announced the nominees for the 13th Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards. The awards recognize the fund leaders, marketers and trustees who have made significant impacts on the fund industry in the past year. Winners will be announced and awarded at an annual gala dinner on March 2, 2006 at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park.
Nominees in all categories were selected based on their accomplishments during the 2005 calendar year. The nominees are as follows:
FUND ACTION AWARDS NOMINEES
Fund Leader of the Year:
John DesPrez, President and CEO, Manulife’s John Hancock Financial Services
J.C. Massar, President, Capital International Asset Management and Chairman, Capital International Financial Services
George Gatch, President & CEO, JPMorgan Funds
Raymond “Chip” Mason, Chairman and CEO, Legg Mason and Mark Fetting, President, Legg Mason Asset Management, and Executive VP of Legg Mason
Fund Marketer of The Year:
Bruce Bond, President, PowerShares Capital Management
Jeff Carney, President of Personal Investments, Fidelity Investments
Hugh Kelly, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, HCA Securities
Merillyn Kosier, Executive VP of Mutual Fund Marketing and Investor Services, Ariel Capital Management
Deal Of The Year:
Aberdeen Asset Management/Deutsche Bank AG
Pioneer Investment Management/AmSouth Bancorp
AllianceBernstein Investment Research and Management’s Wealth Strategies Funds
Evergreen Investments’ Evergreen Asset Allocation Fund
MFS Investments’ MFS International Diversification Fund
State Street Global Advisors’ streetTRACKS Gold Shares
Advertising Campaign of the Year:
Charles Schwab & Co.
Janus Capital Group
Separately Managed Accounts Player of the Year:
Janet Mariconti, Chair of the CFA Institute Liaison Committee and SVP, Managed Accounts Consulting Group, Prudential Investments
John Morris, Senior VP of Managed Accounts, Charles Schwab & Co.
Glenn Regan, CIO, Smith Barney Consulting Group
Larry Sinsimer, Managing Director of Managed Accounts, Eaton Vance
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Michael Price, President, The Michael F. Price Foundation, Managing Partner of MFP Investors LLC and Director of Liquidnet Holdings.
FUND DIRECTIONS AWARDS NOMINEES
Trustee of the Year:
Clayton Yeutter, Independent Chairman, OppenheimerFunds
Virginia Stringer, Independent Chairman, First American Funds
Michael Scofield, Independent Chairman, Evergreen Funds
Samuel Hayes, Independent Chairman, Eaton Vance Funds
Small Board Trustee Of The Year Nominees
Clipper Fund Independent Directors- Norman Williamson, Independent Chairman, F. Otis Booth and Lawrence McNamee
Thomas Christopher, Independent Trustee, Aquila Family of Funds
Samuel Eisenstat, Independent Chairman, SunAmerica Funds
Leigh Wilson, Independent Chairman, Victory Funds, Old Mutual Advisor Funds II and Old Mutual Insurance Series Funds
Cynthia Hargadon, Independent Trustee, Allmerica Investment Trust and Wilshire Mutual Funds
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Alan Richards, Lead Independent Trustee, Pacific Select Funds and Pacific Funds
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