OppenheimerFunds and Putnam Investments are among the winners of the 2013 NOVA Awards, which recognize innovation in the investment management industry.

In addition, Jim Tracy, Director of Consulting Group Wealth Advisory Solutions at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, has been selected the winner of this year’s NOVA Award for Visionary Leadership.

The NOVA Awards program is a joint initiative of Money Management Executive, a SourceMedia information resource serving asset management executives, and NICSA, a nonprofit trade association that provides educational programs and other information for the operations sector of the global investment industry.

Money Management Executive will provide complete coverage of the 2013 NOVA Award winners and honorable mention recipients in the September 16 print edition and online at MMExecutive.com. The awards will be presented at NICSA’s General Membership Meeting on September 20 in Boston.

“Each year, the NOVA Awards program highlights NICSA’s commitment to innovation and achievement within the global investment management community through the recognition of industry leaders who have set their organizations apart by exemplifying outstanding service, embracing new technologies and streamlining back-office processes,” said Fred Naddaff, Chair of NICSA’s Board of Directors.

NOVA Awards are presented in four categories: Innovations in Customer Experience; Creativity in Marketing Operations; Innovations in Back-Office Efficiencies and Visionary Leadership. Honorable mentions are also named in these categories.

We are pleased to name the following honorees:

Innovations in Customer Experience

• Winner: Putnam Investments – FundVisualizer

• Honorable Mention: Janus Capital Group – Team CVS: Craig Brown, Ginger Fanning, John Urosevich

Creativity in Marketing Operations

• Winner: Putnam Investments – Advisor Tech Tips

• Honorable Mention: IndexIQ – Gregory Bassuk, Chief Operating Officer

Innovations in Back-Office Efficiencies

• Winner: Oppenheimer Funds – Intermediary Services

• Honorable Mention: SEI – Investment Manager Services

Visionary Leadership

• Winner: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management – Jim Tracy

• Honorable Mention: John Hancock Funds – Charles Rizzo

Each year Money Management Executive and NICSA conduct a call for NOVA Award nominations. All entries are submitted to an independent panel of industry experts recruited by NICSA. Those judges select the winners.

“The NOVA awards recognize the tremendous operational innovation we continue to see as asset management executives embrace new ideas to better serve their clients,” said Bruce Morris, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of SourceMedia’s Professional Services Group, which includes Money Management Executive.

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