Time is running out to participate in two of Pensions & Investments' biggest editorial projects of the year.
The deadline for firms to register for Best Places to Work in Money Management is May 17.
That's also the deadline to nominate defined contribution plan executives for the 2013 Innovator Awards, jointly sponsored by P&I and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.
The top firms will be ranked and featured in the Dec. 9 issue.
Rankings will be based on results of employer and employee surveys, analyzed by Buck Consultants' global survey unit, P&I's partner on the project.
Employers will have more than a month to complete their survey, which will be sent in June. Employees will receive their surveys in July and will also have more than month to complete them. The employer survey will take about 30 minutes; the employee survey, about five minutes.
Making the list can help money managers attract and retain employees, and distinguish themselves to clients, consultants and prospective clients.
P&I and DCIIA are co-sponsoring the Innovators Awards for the second consecutive year. Last year, five defined contribution plan executives and their employers were recognized for creative and unusual programs designed to help their participants have an adequate income at retirement.
The judges — mostly plan executives — will evaluate the entries, pick the winners and decide what categories, if any, they should create for the winners.
Winners will be announced at P&I's West Coast Defined Contribution Conference, to be held Oct. 27-29 in San Francisco.