Launched in 2009, the NAAIM Wagner Award is designed to expand awareness of active investment management techniques and the results of active strategies through the solicitation and publication of research on active management. An award of $10,000 is presented annually for the best paper submitted to the competition.
“The 2007-2008 bear market, following on the heels of the 2000‐2002 decline, led many investors to question the wisdom of buy-and-hold investing,” explains Jerry Wagner, a NAAIM founding member and co‐chairman of the association’s drive to generate academic research on the viability of active management. “NAAIM members have always believed active is better,” he said. “Our competition is designed to support this position through sound research and shine the spotlight on those individuals advancing this field of study.”