Awards & Recognition

Deadlines loom for Excellence and Innovation, Best Places

Deadlines are fast approaching to submit entries for Pensions & Investments' Excellence and Innovation awards as well as Best Places to Work in Money Management program.

Entries are due June 2 for the Excellence and Innovation awards, which are designed to recognize DC plan executives and employers for well-executed, creative and unusual projects that ensure participants have adequate retirement income. The program is co-sponsored by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.

Central to the awards are plan improvements that not only advance retirement outcomes in a particular plan, but also introduce ideas that potentially reverberate elsewhere in the industry. Awards for excellence recognize that good retirement outcomes result from outstanding execution, as well as innovation in design.

P&I and DCIIA seek programs implemented on or after Jan. 1, 2016. The awards will be presented Oct. 9 at P&I's annual West Coast Defined Contribution Conference in San Diego.

For more information or the nomination form, visit Editor Amy Resnick can be reached at 212-210-0751 or by email. Visit for a look at last year's winners.

Registration also is now open for P&I's sixth-annual Best Places to Work in Money Management survey and recognition program. Registration ends June 9.

P&I has partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to conduct a survey of employers and their employees.

Results will be published online and in the Dec. 11 issue of P&I, and will include profiles and photos of top-ranked organizations.

To participate, visit, where you'll find sample surveys and answers to frequently asked questions. Companies must have at least 20 U.S. employees and at least $100 million in assets under management or advisement to be considered.

Participation in the program is free. For a look at last year's winners, visit

If you'd like more information, contact Executive Editor Julie Tatge at 312-649-5442 or by email. To reach Best Companies Group, please call 877-455-2159.


This article originally appeared in the May 29, 2017 print issue as, "Deadlines loom for Excellence and Innovation, Best Places".