The Money Management Institute last night announced the winners of its 2013 Industry Leadership Awards at its Gateway to Leadership Dinner in New York City.

At the dinner, several winners were honored. Steve Gresham, senior vice president of the Private Client Group for Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments received the 2013 Advisory Solutions Pioneer Award for career-long contributions to the development of the managed solutions industry.

Jack Sharry, executive vice president of LifeYield, received the MMI Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contributions and service to MMI in the area of retirement solutions.

ING Investment Management received the Gateway to Leadership Award for its long term commitment and support of the Gateway to Leadership workplace diversity program.

Other notable award winners announced at the dinner include:

Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year – The sponsor firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the industry

Winner: Merrill Lynch

Advisory Solutions Product of the Year – The sponsor firm that launched the most innovative product that contributed to the growth of the industry

Winner: Brinker Capital – Crystal Suite – Crystal Absolute Return and Crystal Diversified Income

Advisory Solutions Investment Manager of the Year – The investment manager exhibiting the qualities most valued by program sponsors

Winner: BlackRock

Advisory Solutions Emerging Manager Exhibiting Greatest Innovation and Growth – The emerging (smaller) investment manager that demonstrated strong growth in assets and made a meaningful contribution to innovation within the advisory solutions industry

Winner: F-Squared Investments

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