ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RidgeWorth Investments won a total of six awards, including the "Overall Advisor Communication Award" at the Mutual Fund Education Alliance's (MFEA) STAR Awards1 banquet in Chicago on October 21, 2014. RidgeWorth was recognized for its excellence in mutual fund marketing and communications among medium-sized fund families2.
"Offering valuable tools and resources for financial advisors is a top priority for RidgeWorth Investments," said Ashi Parikh, RidgeWorth Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. "And it's an honor to be recognized by peers for the outstanding efforts of our marketing team."
In addition to the Overall award, RidgeWorth won in the following Advisor categories:
- Ad Campaign for its "Rising Rates" Campaign, showcasing investment opportunities during different market conditions
- Wild Card for its "Your Online Presence" Campaign, helping advisors build and expand their presence online
- Electronic Newsletter for its Quarterly E-Newsletter
- Online Advisor Services for its Efficient-Advisor.com site, which helps advisors with their businesses, their brands and their clients
RidgeWorth was also a winner in the newly created Plan Sponsor Communications Division, recognized for its Thought Leadership and White Papers on PlanAdvisorTools.com, its site dedicated to the needs of retirement advisors.
The Mutual Fund Education Alliance is a national trade association dedicated to strengthening ways the investment management industry serves investors and advisors. Since 1971, the MFEA has been dedicated to informing and educating the investing public about how they can use mutual funds to achieve important lifetime goals. MFEA members are among the leaders in the industry, offering a variety of financial services to investors. For more information, please visit http://mfea.com. For a complete list of award winners, visit http://thestarawards.com/2014-star-winners/.
1 The purpose of the awards is "to recognize the extraordinary efforts of mutual fund companies in communicating with their various constituencies and in helping investors understand and benefit from mutual funds." Source: MFEA
2 Defined as between $5 - $35 billion in long-term assets (non-money market fund).
About RidgeWorth Investments
RidgeWorth Investments serves as a holding company that owns interests in five investment boutiques with $45.3 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. RidgeWorth's wholly owned boutiques are Ceredex Value Advisors, Certium Asset Management, Seix Investment Advisors, and Silvant Capital Management. RidgeWorth also holds a minority ownership in Zevenbergen Capital Investments. These investment boutiques manage a wide variety of investment disciplines across the fixed income and equity asset classes, and provide investment management services to a growing client base that includes endowments, foundations, corporations, healthcare organizations, municipalities, public funds, associations, insurance companies, labor unions and high net worth individuals. In addition, RidgeWorth serves as the investment adviser to the RidgeWorth Funds mutual fund family. RidgeWorth Investments is a trade name for RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, an investment adviser registered with the SEC headquartered in Atlanta. For more information about RidgeWorth, please visit www.ridgeworth.com.
©2014 RidgeWorth Investments. RidgeWorth Investments is the trade name for RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, an investment adviser registered with the SEC and the adviser to the RidgeWorth Funds. RidgeWorth Funds are distributed by RidgeWorth Distributors LLC, which is not affiliated with the adviser. Collective Strength Individual Insight is a federally registered service mark of RidgeWorth Investments.
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