NICSA Announces the Winners of the 2015 NOVA Awards

2015_NOVA_generalInvestment Management Industry Leaders Honored for Excellence

McLean, VA, October 1, 2015 NICSA and Money Management Executive are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 NICSA / NOVA Awards. These awards recognize outstanding service, leadership and innovation within the fund operations industry. The winners will be honored at the NICSA 2015 General Membership Meeting on October 29, in Boston.

Nominated by their colleagues within the fund industry, this year’s winners were chosen by an independent judging panel of distinguished industry leaders who blindly scored each submission to determine a winner for each of the following award categories:

NICSA Fund Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Paul O’Neil – IFDS (retired)

Visionary Leadership Award
Winner: Maureen Leary-Jago, MFS Investment Management

Innovation in Back Office Efficiencies Award
Winning Team: DST Vision HomeOffice DBR Feature
Company: DST Systems

Honorable Mention: Investor Fulfillment and Trade Order Application
Company: SEI

Innovation in Customer Experience Award
Winning Team: ETF Order Entry platform
Company: ALPS Fund Services

Honorable Mention: ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standards and an Engagement Program
Company: ALPS Fund Services

“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 and embracing new technologies. This year’s winners once again highlight the best of the best in our industry.” said George Batejan, Chair, Board of Directors, NICSA.

If you are interested in learning more about the NOVA Awards or attending the 2015 NICSA General Membership Meeting, visit: for more information.

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