2015 NAAIM Wagner Award Competition Now Accepting Submissions – Register Today!

The National Association of Active Investment Managers, or NAAIM, announced that the 2015 Call for Papers and Intent to Submit Form  are now available on their website www.NAAIM.org for the seventh annual NAAIM Wagner Award competition.  The competition is open to a variety of financial services professionals, from academic faculty, researchers and graduate students to investment advisors, analysts and other financial professionals.

The paper that demonstrates the best advancement in active investment management, as deemed by NAAIM’s judges, will receive $10,000 in prize money.  Deadline to submit your paper is Monday, March 2, 2015.

The NAAIM Wagner Award competition has had over 150 papers submitted since its inception in 2007.  For seven years, NAAIM has honored and rewarded those who demonstrate advancements in active investment management, with topics ranging from optimal momentum strategies to last year’s topic of risks and biases in trading systems.

“There are a variety of successful approaches to Active Investment Management.  NAAIM seeks the innovators – those who can demonstrate not only a unique approach, but one that NAAIM Members could practically apply to their own business”, explained Greg Morris, chief technical analyst and chairman of the investment committee at Stadion Money Management and chairman of the 2015  Wagner Award Committee.

Competition participants need to provide either a documented and justified investing ap­proach or an exploration into the validity of active investing.  Active investing topics can involve making invest­ment decisions using technical analysis, quantitative analysis, etc. Papers can also address related topics such as position sizing techniques, money management approaches, scaling into and out of trades, exit strategies, etc.

The first-place NAAIM Wagner Award winner will receive $10,000 and will be given an opportunity to present their paper at the NAAIM annual conference May 3 – 6, at the Newport Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Newprt Beach, CA.  Free conference attendance, domestic air travel and accommodations at the Marriott will be provided.

Second and third place papers can receive $3,000 and $1,000, respectively and are awarded at the judges’ discretion.

NAAIM asks that you complete a brief Submit to Intent form, located on the last page of the Call For Papers.  The form is interactive – complete on your computer and submit via email or download and fax/mail in.

Use this link:  2015 Call for Papers to download the 2015 Call for Papers or visit the NAAIM website for more information on the Wagner Award.  On the website, you will be able to get more information on the competition, plus review winning papers from last year.

IMPORTANT: By completing the form, NAAIM can notify you of any important deadlines coming soon or any changes that may occur to the guidelines

To qualify for the competition, final papers (up to 30 pages) together with a required 750-1000 word abstract must be submitted electronically to: info@naaim.org by Monday, March 2.

Awards will be announced by April 3, 2015. Winning papers will be posted to the NAAIM web site for your reference and publicized by NAAIM.

For more information:

Visit www.NAAIM.org and look for the NAAIM Wagner Award button or go directly to


To download the application:



The National Association of Active Investment Managers or NAAIM is a non-profit trade group of nearly 120 registered investment advisor firms that collectively manage over $30 billion in assets. NAAIM member firms provide active money management services to their clients to produce favorable risk-adjusted returns as an alternative to more passive, buy-and-hold investment strategies. NAAIM publishes the weekly Survey of Manager Sentiment and sponsors the annual Uncommon Knowledge conference along with smaller conferences on managing portfolios, trading techniques for various instruments and markets, regulation and compliance, and other topics of interest to its membership. For more information, visit www.NAAIM.org.

For more information, contact:

Greg Morris
Stadion Money Management
(888) 261-0787