Financial Writers Society is celebrating its fifth anniversary today.
The tax-exempt trade association, which was created to help industry participants network, collaborate and support each other, was incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts on August 15th, 2014.
Many thanks to everyone who made this organization's success a possibility!
Financial Writers Society has created an award designed to recognize rising stars in the field.
We are calling on members for nominations.
Do you know anyone who fits the bill?
When considering potential nominees, I suggest looking at criteria like these:
1)Where have they published
2)How many times have they published
3)What visibility has their work generated
4)Relevant college education (undergrad and any grad school)
5)Relevant certifications (CFA, CFP, AFC, etc.)
Current Awards Committee members (at this point, the Board) will not be eligible for the award.
Any FWS member can nominate someone for this award by submitting their name - and an explanation of why they should receive the award - to the Awards Committee.
A person does not need to be a member of FWS to be nominated. For the award to be truly based on merit, it should be open to financial writers regardless of whether they are members.
If you ever have doubts about the importance of what you do, I want you to read this.
We, the Financial Writers of the world, matter.
The articles we produce matter.
We inform the public.
We help ensure that investors have accurate, unbiased information.
Without us, investors would lack a major source of information they need to make well-informed decisions.
With that in mind, we must act in a responsible, ethical manner to provide our readers with information that is accurate, unbiased and discloses any material information.
Take pride in what you do, and be sure to do the right thing. The investors of the world will thank you.
Welcome to the FWS Blog! This resource exists so our members have one more way to get their thoughts out there and showcase their work.
If you are a member and interested in submitting a blog post for consideration, please email Charles Bovaird, President of FWS.