Boston, MA – December 15, 2020— Nicsa, a leading asset management trade association, today announced the winners of the 2020 Nicsa NOVA Awards, which recognize excellence in innovation and leadership within the asset management industry.
The 2020 award winners are as follows:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Paul Schott Stevens, President & CEO, Member of the Executive Committee & Board of Directors, Investment Company Institute (ICI)
Outstanding Service to the Fund Industry - Robert L. Gould Award
Michael Woodall, Chief of Operations, Putnam Investments
President's Award for Outstanding Service to the Asset Management Industry
Tyler Mathisen, Anchor/Correspondent/Program Host, CNBC
Strategic Leadership Award
Brian Jones, Executive Vice President, Envision Financial Systems
Liliana Robu, Principal, Financial Services Industry Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Industry Innovation Awards
Innovation in Distribution | John McDonough, Head of U.S. Wealth Management Intermediaries, Invesco Distributors, Inc.
Innovation in Product Development & Marketing | DFIN: ArcDigital and the 'Add to Cart' Campaign
Innovation in Product Development & Marketing | Horizon8: valid8Me
Innovation in Technology | BNY Mellon: Fraud Hub
Innovation in Technology | State Street: State Street AlphaSM
Operational Excellence | JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Investment Bank Securities Services Conversion Team
Margaret Farquharson, Senior Director, Head of Exchange-Traded Funds, Nationwide
Patrick Horgan, Managing Director, Horizon8
Karen Lee, Vice President, PIMCO
Shrey Malla, Senior Director, Foreside
Ninon Marapachi, Head of Asset Management Relationships, Bank of America
Luis Ochoa, VP Strategic Planning, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Andrew Reber, Development Manager, Asset Management & Alternatives, FIS
“We are very pleased to recognize the 2020 NOVA Award honorees, who exemplify Nicsa’s core mission and demonstrate dedication, excellence, and leadership within the global asset management community,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, President & CEO of Nicsa.
Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset management industry in order to develop, share, implement, and advance leading practices. For over fifty years, Nicsa has promoted an open and collaborative environment, where members’ and partners’ deep expertise and unique perspectives have come together to help strategically implement and support the industry’s most vital issues. Click here for more information about membership.
Nicsa aims to help firms operating in all segments of the global asset management industry meet the changing needs of their clients by aligning and educating industry participants through formal education programs, interactive forums, networking opportunities, and initiatives such as the Diversity Project North America. The Diversity Project’s goal is to accelerate progress towards a diverse and inclusive culture in the asset management industry to deliver the best possible results for clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. Click here for more information on Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America initiative.