Sixth annual event will feature 24 categories and once again celebrate the industry’s success stories
The clock is ticking to get your nominations in for the 2020 WP Awards night, a celebration of the Canadian wealth management’s best in class.
Nominations are open for just two more weeks, closing on February 25, for the sixth annual event, which will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Liberty Grand, Toronto.
The ceremony will be hosted by James Duthie, the host of TSN’s NHL coverage, including the award-winning NHL on TSN.
Among the 24 award categories are the following:
- Young Gun of the Year;
- The Mackenzie Investments Award for Female Trailblazer of the Year;
- The TMX Group Award for Best Active Manager – Exchange-Traded Derivatives;
- ETF Champion of the Year;
- The BlackRock Award for Portfolio Discretionary Manager of the Year;
- Multi-service Advisory Team of the Year;
- Digital Innovator of the Year;
- The Equitable Bank Award for Multi-Office Advisor Network/Brokerage of the Year.
Colin Ryan, of Colin Ryan Wealth Management Group (BMO Nesbitt Burns), won last year’s BlackRock Award for Portfolio/Discretionary manager of the Year. He told WP the win was a testament to the trust and confidence of their clients and his whole team.
He said: “Our job is to take the worry out of the day-to-day management of portfolios for clients. We let them focus on what they do best, either be retired, have fun or focus on their business and we focus on the rest of it for them.”
Meanwhile, the winner of the Mackenzie Investments Award for Female Trailblazer of the Year, Jackie Porter, of Carte Wealth Management, said her success was a shock but a privilege.
“I felt really honoured to have won the award in a category with so many amazing women and I don’t take that lightly. I am really grateful and honoured.”
“I think my passion for women, female financial empowerment. My story is a person who has come from nothing and if I can inspire women who come from nothing and created their own wealth it is something I am honoured to do. That is my message, speaking about just because you start somewhere doesn’t mean that where you end up. Creating my seven-figure net worth is something women can be called to do if they want to, it is just embracing financial literacy.”