Not only is it awards season across the U.S.—the Golden Globes, the Oscars, the Grammys—but it is awards season here at PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER. The upcoming PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence on March 11 in New York is the annual networking event to celebrate the accomplishments of the best of the best in the retirement plan industry.
This event is a wonderful evening that showcases how our industry works tirelessly to improve the retirement security of millions of Americans. Leading retirement plan sponsors and advisers, as well as the top product, investment and service providers, are honored at this exclusive gathering. Though many are competitors by day, the evening brings everyone together with a sense of camaraderie, something I have been proud to be a part of for many years.
We recognize retirement plan sponsors with our annual PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsors of the Year award winners and finalists. Retirement plan advisers are acknowledged with the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year finalists and PLANADVISER Top 100 Advisers. Our PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution (DC) Survey Standouts and new PLANADVISER Adviser Choice Winners highlight providers.
Now, what exactly do all of these awards celebrate?