Star Awards Presentation Screen at Annual Education Awards Event

2022 IMEA STAR Awards Raise the Bar for Industry Excellence

Program Opens for Entries with New Categories Recognizing Greater Impacts in Education, Innovation


(June 15, 2022) – Honoring outstanding investment management firm education and innovation efforts for over 25 years, the Investment Management Education Alliance (IMEA) STAR Awards is now accepting entries for its 2022 program. 

This year, 14 STAR Awards categories recognize the most integrated, strategic efforts to reach Advisors, Investors, and other key groups through innovative marketing and communications. New categories align with evolving industry focus areas including engagement, practice management, integrated data/segmentation strategy, and team collaboration & culture. 

“With an increased focus on broader integrated strategies compared to previous years, we’re building upon STAR Awards’ legacy of honoring best-in-class efforts,” said Kimber Lintz, Director of the IMEA. “Now, receiving a STAR Award represents a higher level of excellence than ever before.”   

Among returning categories is the prestigious Community Investment Award. Regarded as one of the industry’s highest honors, it is presented to one investment management firm for outstanding efforts that positively impact a community or organization. The 2021 Community Investment Award was presented to Thornburg Investment Management for its COVID-19 relief efforts in its home state of New Mexico. 

Investment management firms and their partner agencies can submit entries now through Aug. 1. Recipients will be announced this fall at a celebration attended by industry leaders and further recognized in IMEA communications. All participants will receive feedback from judges and have the opportunity to explore all entries to improve future efforts. 

About STAR Awards 

The Investment Management Education Alliance (IMEA) STAR Awards have recognized outstanding investment management firm efforts to educate advisors, investors and other key audiences through innovative marketing, communications and community giving for over 25 years. With an emphasis on peer recognition, entries are carefully evaluated by a panel of impartial industry leaders and receive invaluable feedback to help improve future efforts. Learn more at 

The 2022 STAR Awards is sponsored by Imprint.

About Investment Management Education Alliance (IMEA) 

IMEA is a national trade association of leading investment management firms dedicated to strengthening industry efforts to serve investors and advisors. With deep roots in investor education since 1971, it is committed to helping investors learn how to use investment products to achieve key life goals. IMEA is known for this leadership in investor education and for providing a forum for executive perspectives. Learn more at