We are extremely pleased to present the recent achievements of industry leaders and pioneers being recognized in our third-annual LUMINARIES awards program.
The Class of 2023 Firm Finalists in Executive Leadership are featured here. Other slideshows highlight the accomplishments of finalists in Community Impact, Financial and Investment Innovation — which is a new category this year — and Thought Leadership.
An evolution of our Broker-Dealers of the Year awards, the LUMINARIES program aims to highlight how top-performing industry participants — both firms and individuals — produce meaningful results through efforts that matter most to advisors.
The Class of 2023 Finalists were selected by our editorial team. They also have been reviewed by a diverse panel of judges from across the advice industry. A select group of winners will be announced on stage at the LUMINARIES’ third awards dinner and gala — set to take place Nov. 28 at Gotham Hall in New York.
The diverse and numerous accomplishments of this group of Class of 2023 Finalists have been summarized from their nomination materials. They demonstrate the tremendous, broad-reaching impact firms and individuals can make. We hope you find their endeavors both interesting and empowering.
“By nature, the business is competitive, and that competitiveness includes innovation and striving for better experiences and better benefits for the clients we serve. Industry awards like the LUMINARIES create a sense of competition around things that are meaningfully beneficial to clients and investors, as opposed to awards for the most profitable firms,” said David Knoch, CEO of Docupace Technologies and a past LUMINARIES winner for executive leadership.
Information about last year’s LUMINARIES Finalists and winners is available online.
David Scranton, Sound Income Strategies
Scranton’s mission is to help seven out of 10 baby boomers utilize income-generating savings and investment strategies for their retirement planning and savings. In 2022, he created Sound Income Group, a diversified financial services company that houses three separate subsidiaries, including Sound Income Strategies, an independent RIA with about $2 billion in assets under management. It manages client portfolios of individual income-generating securities, aimed at maximizing income first and opportunities for growth second. Scranton also leads the Scranton Financial Group and the nonprofit Scranton Academy for Financial Education (S.A.F.E.), which provides free financial education.