Alternative Investment Awards 2016
Connecticut Innovations, Inc.
Connecticut Innovations, Inc. is one of the 2016 winners of Alternative Investment Awards at Wealth & Finance.
Best Venture Capital Firm – Connecticut & Best Bioscience Fund: Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF) & Best US Early Stage Venture Fund: Eli Whitney Equity Fund
Wealth and Finance International returns for the second time with their Global Insurance and Risk Management Awards for 2022. These awards are here to celebrate the contributions delivered by both the insurance and risk assessment sector and all the hard-working professionals involved in it. We pride ourselves on being inclusive with our nominations, meaning all sectors of the industry are welcome to participate, from travel and business insurance to medical indemnity, and worker’s compensation – we aim to not limit the vast array of sectors in this field of expertise. It brings us great joy to be able to acknowledge the grit and determination of those within the industry that have had to face many challenges due to the pandemic. We are looking forward to showcasing businesses who have met these challenges with their innovation and commitment. With technology playing a fundamental role within both the insurance and risk assessment sector, it has become a prime resource of the future of programming and the future of connectivity. Even with the rising cost of operations, businesses have continued to present a 24.15% increase as compared to the same period in the previous year – making it the perfect opportunity to be recognized. Becoming an award winner within the Global Insurance and Risk Management Awards 2022 can be widely beneficial as your company will become recognised on a global scale but is also a great way to demonstrate to potential clients and competitors what you have achieved. To create a level-playing field for all participants, our decisions are based on merit alone – not taking into consideration longevity, size or annual revenue of a business to determine the winner. Successful candidates are chosen by focussing on their reputation and determination to become successful in their industry. Nominees will be granted the opportunity to supply supporting evidence to our judging panel that they may feel plays a vital role in their company, such as a particular achievement or a prosperous business venture. Our in-house research team will also carefully analyse any publicly available information to build a casefile for you, using online sources such as company websites, social medias and customer testimonials. With a global circulation of 130,000 readers, Wealth and Finance International provide a substantial platform to take your company to new heights by promoting and celebrating your brand to a worldwide readership, with the potential to gain new audiences. Should you wish to nominate a business you feel is deserving, or you perhaps would like to submit a self-nomination, you can do so by using our voting form. Alternatively, you can also get in touch with our team directly via email.Winners Announced
Wealth & Finance International are excited to announce that the Ethical Finance Awards will be returning for the second time in 2023! We launched this programme to shine a light on the key players in the Finance industry who are committed to excellence not only in their day-to-day business practices, but also in ensuring that those practices are ethical, sustainable, and eco-friendly. Ethical Finance has been growing in popularity over recent years, as the public are now demanding more from their banks and financial providers than simply a good service. Today’s consumers are more conscious of social and environmental factors when making purchasing decisions, often prioritising the values of a company when choosing where to invest their money. This is reflected in a recent study by banking platform Mambu, which reported that over two-thirds of respondents want financial institutions to become greener in the future, and that almost half would consider switching providers if an alternative had a stronger commitment to sustainability. While Ethical Finance is still a relatively small industry, the sector continues to gather momentum as each year greener funds are launched and the number of banks with explicit ethical policies increases. This spike in market growth follows internationally recognised initiatives such as the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which were both introduced to motivate countries to support ethical investment and sustainable finance schemes. Shifting to a more ethically driven Finance industry will not only benefit the planet but could also lead to huge economic advancement and create millions of new jobs, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Wealth & Finance International will strive to make the Ethical Finance Awards 2023 the pre-eminent guide to the banks, investment firms, mortgage brokers, insurers, pensions providers, and more that have adopted ethical practices across their business. Our website and digital magazine are fantastic platforms for those leading providers operating in this niche market to promote their products and services to an international audience of industry peers and potential clients. All our eventual winners are determined via a thorough process of research and shortlisting, completed by our unbiased team of expert judges that we employ internally. The criteria with which we assess our nominees is purely merit-based, ensuring that those successful in the programme are selected due to performance, customer service, and innovation within their field rather than external factors like the number of votes. Winning firms and individuals will be presented with a variety of free and commercial advertising packages to choose from, each designed to maximise the promotional gains from the award. Should you wish to take part in the Ethical Finance Awards 2023, please don’t hesitate to nominate yourself or a deserving business you know for consideration this year!Winners Announced
The Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) markets are integral to the ecosystem of emerging businesses; fortifying start-ups and enabling innovative enterprises to thrive. Although PE assets under management (AUM) have dropped significantly since 2021’s record highs, the market is expected to grow substantially, with a forecasted total of US$5.8 trillion AUM by 2025. By the end of 2022, the Venture Capital market had reached around $240 billion and is expected to grow to approximately $700 billion by 2028. Despite global economic challenges and uncertainties, the need for capital to develop businesses and boost their growth will always be present. Wealth & Finance International’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2023 will shine a spotlight on the most successful Private Equity professionals whose proficiency enhances the development entrepreneurial vision, and therefore society. The Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2023 will be a showcase of top talent within the industry, providing deserved recognition to those excelling in the face of adversity. Regardless of your chosen sector or specialism, excelling in the Private Equity & Venture Capital industry requires deep knowledge and awareness of current trends, not just in the Private Equity market but also the sectors you wish to invest in. It is not as simple as just making adequate returns; in 2023 PE professionals consider the ethos by which they invest extremely important. After all, the impact that these firms can have on the future of society should not be understated. At Wealth & Finance International, we believe that those firms who are still performing at a high level should be celebrated. To remain persistent and successful in an increasingly uncertain industry is as impressive as it is admirable! Criteria for winners of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2023 will be multifaceted. The judging panel will consider factors such as your track record of portfolio success, the impact of your invested ventures or your firm’s commitment to social values and ethics. These are not the only criteria; there are many reasons your firm may be selected as a successful winner among a myriad of categories. Our awards are merit-based, so regardless of whether you are a large multinational firm or a sole proprietorship you have the chance to win. Equally, shortlisting and winner outcomes are not dictated by the number of votes received. Becoming a successful winner in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2023 is the ideal opportunity to prove that your business stands firmly ahead of your industry peers! If you display the qualities sufficient to be deemed a winner, alongside our complimentary offering you will be presented with a choice of optional promotional resources. These resources harness the reach of Wealth & Finance International’s digital magazine by promoting your achievements to our circulation of 65,000 financial professionals and high-net-worth individuals! So, if you believe that your business or a business you know of is worthy of recognition, please do not hesitate to submit a nomination using the voting form below. If you would like any further information regarding the Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2023, you can contact us at [email protected].Voting Closed
Wealth & Finance International presents the Management Consulting Awards 2023! Through these awards we strive to celebrate and commemorate leading experts in the consulting industry who have become so vital to the operation of modern businesses. The criteria our judging panel are looking for is comprehensive, and winners in the Management Consulting Awards 2023 will display qualities that resound with current trends and expectations apparent in the Consulting industry. It could be that your partnership network is proficiently aligned to offer reliable expertise, instilling confidence in past and future clients, or that your firm is particularly knowledgeable about a certain sector. Maybe your firm has proven to be innovative and actively uses the latest technology to streamline insight generation processes, showcasing your ability to stay at the leading edge of the industry. Consulting is a continuously evolving and growing industry with a clientele whose needs are ever changing. Gone are the days when consulting giants dominate based purely on reputation, business leaders’ requirements are now nuanced and specific. To exist in this competitive $330 billion industry as it stands in 2023, consulting firms must show adaptability to disruptive developments currently emerging. There are many ways to become successful in the Management Consulting Awards 2023, however, we do not judge businesses based on size, turnover or number of votes received. Entrants can be consulting firms or individual professionals who offer advice in any professional remit, Wealth & Finance International aims to make our awards inclusive, recognising as many worthy candidates as possible. Our unbiased in-house Research and Judging Team thoroughly consider and evaluate each candidate to determine those who have truly shown themselves to be leaders in their field. Entering the Management Consulting Awards 2023 is an exciting opportunity to raise your professional profile and prove your worth to investors and stakeholders. If you become one of our esteemed winners, you will be presented with several promotional options to publicise your achievements and share your story with Wealth & Finance International’s readership. Our circulation of over 65,000 key decision makers and professionals are continually eager to learn about top professional talent! So, if you believe that your business or a business you know of is worthy of recognition, please do not hesitate to submit a nomination using the voting form below. If you would like any further information regarding the Management Consulting Awards 2023, you can contact us at [email protected].Voting Closed
Wealth & Finance International’s annual Fund Awards returns for its 8th instalment in 2023! These awards serve to recognise all professionals and firms in the Fund industry whose tireless hard work and ingenuity exceeds investor expectations, making them the client’s first choice. Winners in the Fund Awards 2023 will display qualities that are favourable in the Asset Management industry, both to investors and managers themselves. Your firm might have the quickest client response times, utilising the latest technology to provide transparency through rapid data aggregation and reporting. Perhaps your fund’s strategy is particularly innovative or effective, producing reliable returns, or maybe your assets under management show strong values, living up to lofty ESG requirements. Wealth & Finance strives to celebrate the top talent in all areas of the industry; after all, the Fund industry is multifaceted, and investors make choices based on a broad variety of factors. Nominees for the Fund Awards 2023 will cover a broad range of companies involved in the Portfolio and Asset Management industry. This includes all supporting services and technologies to the industry. Our awards are merit-based, so regardless of whether you are a large multinational firm or a sole proprietorship, our dedicated Research and Judging team will look for qualities other than company size or turnover. Equally, shortlisting and winner outcomes are not dictated by the number of votes received. Our unbiased in-house Research and Judging Team thoroughly consider and evaluate each candidate to determine those who have truly shown themselves to be leaders in their field. Entering the Fund Awards 2023 is an exciting opportunity to raise your professional profile and prove your worth to investors and stakeholders. If you become one of our esteemed winners, you will be presented with several options to publicise your achievements and share your story with Wealth & Finance International’s readership. Our circulation of over 65,000 key decision makers and professionals are continually eager to learn about top talent in the Financial Services sector! So, if you believe that your business or a business you know of is worthy of recognition, please do not hesitate to submit a nomination using the voting form below. If you would like any further information regarding the Fund Awards 2023, you can contact us at [email protected].Voting Closed
Wealth and Finance International is delighted to announce the return of the FinTech Awards! Now in the seventh year, the FinTech Awards aims to celebrate the best individuals and firms working within the FinTech field. FinTech is revolutionising everyday life! With more and more people having daily access to the internet, FinTech applications have become vital for those in the industry. In a highly digital world, leading a successful FinTech firm is a huge achievement. Innovation has been key for FinTech and staying ahead of the crowd and implementing new developments is crucial for reaching new consumers. The power of FinTech is exponentially growing, and this is an industry that does not have any plans of slowing down. With experts predicting the industry to reach $174 billion this year alone, FinTech’s business forecast is looking positive, and we at Wealth and Finance International are honoured to celebrate the leaders in this field. From blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency, and banking apps, FinTech is paving the way forward for the international financial sector. Likewise, many FinTech businesses are implementing new methods to enhance the consumer experience, with Chatbots and AI both being utilised to improve the client journey. Maintaining consumers and gaining new clientele is the best business practice for success, and here at Wealth and Finance International, we are thrilled to be able to recognise those that have continued to strive for greatness. FinTech is exciting, everchanging and inevitable, and as an alternative to the norm, FinTech has been a welcomed change to traditional banking practices. This is a booming industry created with strategic partnerships and investments, from the everyday consumer to international businesses, FinTech has the opportunity to impact all aspects of life. Taking part in the FinTech Awards 2023 can be an excellent opportunity to display the hard work conducted throughout the past 12 months! In a world experiencing financial troubles and continuing to lead your business to success, why shouldn’t you be congratulated on your efforts? Small and large firms alike and all of those who work within the FinTech field are welcome to take part in the FinTech Awards 2023. This awards programme is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the hardworking professionals who excel in their sector. Standing out amongst your competitors is vital, and being an award-winning company can help achieve this. So why not get involved with the 2023 edition of the FinTech awards and compete with the very best in the FinTech sector. Utilising our own in-house research team, and nominations, the 2023 edition of the FinTech Awards encourages all to take part. If you know of a company that you think deserves to be celebrated for their efforts, then please get in touch with our Nominations Team. FinTech is a highly lucrative industry in the middle of a financial boom and there seems to be no end in sight for this industry, with profits predicted to continue to rise. Wealth and Finance International is proud to host this exciting awards programme, thereby shining a light on the FinTech stars. 2023 is expected to be a fantastic year for the FinTech industry, so why not get ahead of the curve and showcase your continued success? Wealth and Finance International wishes the best of luck to all the nominees!Winners Announced
Year upon year, the demand for talent has continued to grow within the highly competitive and dynamic tax industry. Technological innovations are consistently driving the market forward, with digital solutions leading the way. Professionals within this sector must be ready to explore new ways of working and keep up with the challenges facing them to stay at the forefront of these ever-evolving conditions. To highlight the essential tax services and solutions providers from across the corporate landscape, Wealth & Finance International are delighted to announce the Global Tax Awards for 2022! From tax advisors and consultants, to auditors, attorneys, and technology developers, the programme will explore this exceptionally diverse industry and reward those who have gone above and beyond; those who are showcasing their expertise and playing an integral part in the tax market. The Global Tax Awards are judged purely on merit and not on the number of votes received. Once our esteemed nominees have been established, our in-house research team will carefully create a shortlist based on various criteria and information that is available both online and in the public domain, including any materials supplied by the nominees. Successful organisations are then presented with their award and complementary marketing materials that will be invaluable to their PR portfolio in publicising their win. In addition to this, we give companies the option to be featured in our annual winners’ magazine, distributed to a worldwide circulation of high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, fund managers, institutional investors, and professional services firms, alongside the choice of several other personalised marketing items, suited to all budgets. With our broad circulation and selection of prestigious awards programmes, Wealth & Finance International provides the perfect platform for companies to share their success and services with a highly-targeted audience. Taking the above into consideration, if you are a member of or are aware of a company which you feel is deserving of a nomination within the Global Tax Awards, then please feel free to complete the voting form on this page. If you have any questions about the award, entry requirements or timelines, please do not hesitate to get in touch and a awards coordinator will be happy to help!Winners Announced
Wealth and Finance is proud to announce the opening of the inaugural Cryptocurrency Awards, where the tireless efforts of cryptocurrency professionals from across the globe are recognised and rewarded. The Cryptocurrency Awards will celebrate innovation and excellence by awarding those companies and key individuals across the industry. Open to the whole market we will consider crypto projects, exchanges, applications, data mining, blockchain experts, crypto fund managers, service providers to the industry, and more. Each nominee in the Cryptocurrency Awards will be assessed based on their achievements over the past 12 months by our in-house panel of judges. This assessment will be centred around the evaluation of skills and quality of services on offer. The wider market reputation of each nominee will also be taken into consideration during our extensive research process. Should you like to be included in the Cryptocurrency Awards or know of a business, individual or project deserving of a place on the shortlist, please submit a nomination using the voting form. If you have any questions regarding the awards or a firm’s eligibility, please contact the awards coordinator Steve Simpson.Winners Announced
Wealth and Finance International is delighted to announce the return of the Cyber Security Awards! Now in its second year, the Cyber Security Awards will exclusively reward companies and individuals who excel within the cyber security industry. From software specialists to IT training providers, the Cyber Security Awards highlights a wide array of top performers and innovators from various sub-sectors within the Cyber Security space. Each year, the number of cyber threats exponentially increases and in an industry that is under constant demand, cyber security firms are tasked with offering the most innovative security solutions to meet the needs of all kinds of businesses. We at Wealth and Finance appreciate how vital cyber security is for protecting the day-to-day operations of businesses and individuals alike and we remain passionate about showcasing a diverse selection of firms and individuals who deserve to be recognised for their contributions. Responsible for also creating solutions to protect against constantly evolving threats, cyber security firms work exceedingly hard to protect their consumers, and innovation is of crucial importance. Subsequently, the cyber security industry is extremely competitive and we take pride in recognising those who prove themselves to be front-runners and pioneers within the industry. Using a merit-driven awards methodology to assess and determine winners, the Cyber Security awards will offer a fair playing field for companies of all sizes and encompass cyber specialists of all kinds! Should you know of a company or individual deserving of a nomination, please use our voting form to submit an entry. Please note that we also encourage self-nominations so don't hesitate to put yourself forward if desired. The Cyber Security Awards are the perfect opportunity to exemplify the efforts and contributions made by cyber security specialists each year. In a world that is under constant direct threat from phishing scams and cyber-attacks, we need cyber security experts now more than ever. Good luck to all the nominees.Winners Announced