NICSA Announces the Winners of the 2016 NOVA Awards

Investment Management Industry Leaders Honored for Excellence

MCLEAN, VA – September 7, 2016 – NICSA and Money Management Executive are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 NOVA Awards. These awards recognize outstanding service, creativity, leadership and innovation within the asset management industry.

The winners were honored at NICSA’s 2016 General Membership Meeting (GMM) on September 19, 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:

NOVA Award for Innovation in Product Development & Marketing
Winner: Goldman Sachs Asset Management

NOVA Award for Operational Excellence
Winner: OppenheimerFunds

NOVA Award for Strategic Leadership
Winner: Ned Burke, Chief Executive Officer, ALPS

Outstanding Service to the Fund Industry Award – Robert L. Gould Award
Winner: Fred Naddaff, Chief Operating Officer, Transfer Agency and Investor Services, FIS

The NOVA awards have been presented to both firms and individuals within the industry who strive to serve their clients, contribute to the thought leadership of the industry, evolve business and operational best practices and improve the overall client experience for those that they serve.

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ABOUT NICSA: NICSA is a nonprofit association, founded in 1962 as the National Investment Company Service Association. Its purpose is to align and educate the industry through the discussion and sharing of leading practices to support and enable industry efficiency; formal education and knowledge programs; and content development and information dissemination. NICSA’s membership represents a broad cross-section of the global investment management community including asset managers, distributors and service providers. For more information about NICSA and how to become a member, contact 508-485-1500 or visit

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