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Fund Industry Intelligence, Fund Director Intelligence Announce Mutual Fund Industry Awards Winners

(April 09, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/09/12 -- Fund Industry Intelligence and Fund Director Intelligence, the exclusive daily information services on the mutual fund industry, announced the winners of the 19th Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards at an April 5 gala at New York's Mandarin Oriental. More than 450 mutual fund marketers, analysts and executives, as well as mutual fund company lawyers and independent trustees, attended the event.

The winners were announced after a six-month nomination and selection process conducted by the FII and FDI editorial teams. The picks were based on a combination of editorial research and feedback.

Fund Industry Intelligence's winners were:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Judy Rice, chairman, Prudential Investments

Fund Leader of the Year: George Gatch, CEO of JPMorgan Funds

Fund Marketer of the Year: Thomas Butch, head of distribution, and Lori Dorsey, director of marketing, Ivy Funds

Ad Campaign of the Year: OppenheimerFunds "Globalize Your Thinking"

Deal of the Year: CIBC's purchase of a stake in American Century Investments

Sales Success of the Year: MainStay Investments' Large Cap Growth Fund

Retirement Leader of the Year: MassMutual

Fund Director Intelligence's winners were:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Former Directors of The Yacktman Funds Jon Carlson, Thomas Hanson, Stanislaw Maliszewski and Stephen Upton

Trustee of the Year: Robert Bremner, independent chairman, Nuveen Funds

Small Board Trustee of the Year: Kent Moore, independent chairman, Old Mutual Funds

Independent Counsel of the Year: Sander Bieber, partner, Dechert

To find out why they won, see photos of the ceremony, please visit: or

About Fund Industry Intelligence: Fund Industry Intelligence provides news, analysis, data and commentary on mutual funds. It delivers daily business strategy, sales and marketing leads to fund industry leaders -- timely, practical insights into the highly competitive mutual fund marketplace. From news on product innovation, distribution and marketing strategies to interviews with key decision makers, market trends, regulatory alerts, and daily market data, we deliver exclusive coverage in context.

About Fund Director Intelligence: Fund Director Intelligence, the enhanced online service from Fund Directions, provides the news and analysis that mutual fund boards of trustees rely on to do their job, avoid costly litigation and reputational risk and comply and prepare for upcoming regulations. It provides the facts and a clear understanding of their impact. Through timely, practical information, Fund Director Intelligence empowers readers with what they need to know and what to expect in the future.

Veronica Belitski
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