This is a great honor and I’m grateful that the work we do is being recognized.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 21, 2016
FIS Group, a manager of U.S. and global developed, emerging and frontier markets equity portfolio strategies, today announced that its CEO and CIO, Tina Byles Williams, won a Markets Choice Award for Achieving Diversity in Asset Management.
“This is a great honor and I’m grateful that the work we do is being recognized for making a difference in supporting the principles and practice of diversity in global asset management,” said Tina Byles Williams. “I started FIS Group as a fund-of-funds, focusing on boutique firms all over the world, because I knew these managers, many of which are women or minority owned, can and do deliver significant value. Through our commitment to diversity we have demonstrated that value for investors.”
FIS Group has nearly $5 billion in assets under management and is one of the world’s leading “manager of managers” with expertise in identifying and constructing funds comprised of emerging and principally minority and/or women owned investment firms that have a high probability of performance success. To date, FIS Group has brought over 160 investment firms into its portfolios, 60% of which are women and minority-owned.
The Markets Choice Awards for Women In Finance, in its second year, kicked off Markets Media Week on Tuesday, November 15. The luncheon, featuring the ‘best and the brightest,’ recognized some of the most talented and accomplished women in multiple categories across the buy-side and sell-side trading desks, institutional investors, hedge funds, exchanges and technology providers. Candidates and winners of the awards were selected via interviews with senior markets participants who are their colleagues, customers and competitors, as well as online submissions from Markets Media & Traders Magazine’s subscriber bases. The Advisory Board then chose the most deserving recipients.
FIS Group has achieved notable recognition for its unique and valuable perspectives and expertise in the emerging manager and asset management space. Both the firm, and Tina Byles Williams, have been the recipient of several prominent industry awards including, Savoy Magazine’s ‘2016 Top 200 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America,’ Black Enterprise Magazine’s ’75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street,’ the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Award of Excellence, the National Association of Securities Professionals’ Maynard Jackson Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and recognition from Mustard Seed Communities for their philanthropic activities.
FIS Group has offices in Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco.
About FIS Group
FIS Group is an investment management firm that provides customized manager of managers investment solutions for institutional investors. For 20 years, FIS Group has delivered risk-adjusted returns by conquering the complexity of identifying high skill, high active share entrepreneurial managers that have gone largely undiscovered by the institutional investor community. Unique among our peers, FIS Group enhances risk-adjusted returns by using macro strategy insights to allocate capital among the managers and/or through a global macro tactical completion strategy. The FIS Group culture is a fusion of relentless curiosity and a scientific, disciplined process.
For more information please visit us at http://www.fisgroup.com.
About Tina Byles Williams
Ms. Tina Byles Williams is the CEO, CIO and founder of FIS Group. She serves as chair of the firm's Investment Committee and oversees all investment strategy, manager search, and disposition decisions. She is lead portfolio manager for the firm and a voting member of the Investment Committee. Ms. Byles Williams has been involved in structuring entrepreneurial manager programs since the early 1980s. She served eight years with a number of Philadelphia public pension systems, including as CIO of the City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions. Ms. Byles Williams serves on the boards of ICMA Retirement Corporation and the National Women’s Business Council, a federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice to the President, Congress and U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. She is the former chair of the council's Research Committee. Read more at http://www.fisgroup.com/Tina-Byles-Williams or review articles by Tina Byles Williams at http://www.fisgroup.com/research-news/research-commentary