ALM’s Investment Advisor, a publication for independent investment advisors and financial planners, has announced the 16th annual IA 25 — a list of “the 25 most influential people in the advisor community.” Apple CEO Tim Cook made the list.
For the first time, the yearly list is entirely based on readers’ views of leaders. Financial advisors and other industry participants cast about 12,000 total votes for leaders in each of the six categories: RIA/Advisory; Independent Broker-Dealers; Custody & Clearing; Portfolio/Markets/Investing; Politics/Regulation/Compliance and Fintech/IT/AI.
“The results of the online poll show that advisors are focused on learning from custodians and other partners who excel at technology,” says Janet Levaux, Editor-in-Chief of Investment Advisor. “Also, our readers frequently turn to highly experienced investment leaders and strategists for insights, and advisors rely on the largest and most visible RIA firms for tips on how to best grow their business, use social media and excel at educational events. We are pleased to recognize the individuals in the IA 25 for the significant role they play today in the lives of financial advisors and their clients.”
Here’s what Investment Advisor has to say about Tim Cook:
As CEO of Apple, the world’s most valuable company with market valuation of $870 billion in mid-April, Tim Cook took the reins from one of the tech world’s most iconic figures, Steve Jobs, in 2011. During Cook’s term, Apple’s iPhone has dramatically changed the telecommunications business — including how advisors and clients share financial information.
Cook joined Apple at Jobs’ insistence but also due to “gut instinct.” Speaking at a 2010 commencement ceremony, he said, “There are times in all of our lives when a reliance on gut or intuition just seems more appropriate — when a particular course of action just feels right.”
The tech titan also told the graduates: “And interestingly, I’ve discovered it’s in facing life’s most important decisions that intuition seems the most indispensable to getting it right.”
The IA 25 Readers’ Choice list and profiles appear in the May issue of Investment Advisor and can be found online here.
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