Charles Ellis was given the award for professional excellence by the Association for Investment Management and Research, Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Ellis, who received the organization?s top honor, is a founder and senior adviser at Greenwich Associates, New Haven, Conn., an international business strategy consulting firm.
R. Charles ?Chuck? Tschampion received the association?s Daniel L. Forrestal III Leadership Award. The award is for excellence in leadership, professional standards and ethics. Mr. Tschampion is managing director of investment strategy and asset allocation and managing director of defined contribution plans at General Motors Investment Management Corp., New York, which oversees $100 billion in assets, including the $60 billion General Motors pension plan.
AIMR also presented awards to others for outstanding contributions to the financial services industry. Robert D. Arnott and Peter L. Bernstein were jointly awarded the annual Graham and Dodd Award for excellence in financial writing. Mr. Arnott is chairman of First Quadrant, LP and Research Affiliates LLC, Pasadena, Calif.; Mr. Bernstein is founder and president of Peter L. Bernstein Inc., a New York-based economic consulting firm.
Barr Rosenberg received the James R. Vertin Award for outstanding research contributions to the financial services industry. He is chairman of AXA Rosenberg Group, Orinda, Calif.
Fred H. Speece, Jr., received the Alfred C. Morely Distinguished Service award for his significant contributions through service on AIMR boards and committees. He is founder of investment management firm Speece Thornson Capital Group, Minneapolis. Thomas B. Welch was honored with the C. Stewart Sheppard Award for excellence in educating professional investors. He is the regional client services manager for the Midwest at Wells Capital Management, San Francisco.