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IIAC Top Under 40 Award


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The IIAC Top Under 40 Award, founded by Laurie Clark, President and CEO of SUI and managed by the IIAC, recognizes and celebrates the new generation of highly motivated and talented young professionals whose drive, dedication and personal and professional qualities and accomplishments have brought distinction to the investment/financial industry.

This year’s recipient will be announced and celebrated at the Investment Industry Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony to be held on October 24, 2019.

Award Criteria

The nominee must have brought distinction to the investment/financial industry and/or have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Career Accomplishments
    – Excellence in any career position, other professional/academic achievements, etc.
  2. Commitment to Canada’s financial industry

    – Involvement in one’s company events, workshops, etc.
    – Involvement with other professional bodies or business-related organizations
    – Promotion of the profession: communications (speaking, writing, media), recruiting students in the profession, etc.

  3. Commitment to Education

    – Promotion of continuing applied education in order to bridge knowledge gaps within the industry
    – Teaching, mentoring, coaching, etc.

  4. Community Service and Involvement

    – Charitable community work, service to the profession and other business groups

The Nominee must be a full-time employee of an IIAC Member firm who was under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2018 and who has not previously been a recipient of the Award. For a list of IIAC Member Firms, please click here.

Judging Committee

An independent committee will approve and adjudicate nominations for the IIAC Top Under 40 Award.

Members of the Committee are not eligible to be nominated or submit nominations. 

Nomination Procedure 

Any member of the public may nominate an employee of an IIAC Member firm, or one of its divisions or subsidiaries within the financial services industry by completing an online nomination form, or by email to The Award is presented to an individual, rather than to pairs or teams. Please ensure your submission is for an individual.

Call for 2019 nominations closes on Friday, June 14, 2019.

To nominate someone, please click here.


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