Nominations for the 2021 MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards were reviewed and evaluated by a specially appointed MMI Industry Awards Steering Council and the MMI Membership Experience Committee (MEC). The council and committee members represent all segments of the MMI membership – asset managers, wealth managers and solution providers. The Steering Council and MEC reviewed the nominations based on: (1) Level of innovation and forward-thinking; (2) Potential to effect noticeable change in the investment advisory industry; (3) Advancement of existing advisory practices and protocols; and (4) Potential to deliver improved outcomes for financial advisors and investors.

After carefully reviewing the nominations submitted, the Steering Council and MEC determined a slate of finalists in each award category. The primary contacts at each of MMI’s 182 member firms were eligible to vote to determine the winners in each category.

MMI/Barron’s does not receive compensation from the participating firms in exchange for the award and Clark Capital did not pay a fee to MMI/Barron’s in exchange for its receipt of the award. Clark Capital is a member of MMI and pays a fee to MMI as part of its membership dues. Clark Capital’s receipt of this award is not indicative of future performance.