FCS Portfolio Awards

FCS Portfolio Awards

Tickets now on sale for the "biggest party of the year for financial marketers"


The FCS is proud to recognize the great and iconic financial services marketing and communications work done in 2017.

On Thursday, May 10th, the FCS will throw the biggest party of the year for the financial marketing industry, celebrating our Portfolio Award winners. Here is the list of this year's winning brands, each a finalist to win Gold, Silver or Bronze:

  • AIG
  • Ally Financial
  • American Express OPEN
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Ascensus, LLC
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • Beneficial Bank
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • BNY Mellon
  • BNY Mellon's Pershing
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Citi
  • Citizens Bank
  • CME Group
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • DTCC
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fisher Investments
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hartford Funds
  • Hiscox
  • iA Financial Group
  • Instinet, LLC
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • Legg Mason
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • M&T Bank
  • MassMutual
  • Mastercard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nasdaq
  • OCC
  • OppenheimerFunds
  • Pacific Life
  • Personal Capital
  • PGIM Investments
  • Prudential Financial
  • Sector SPDR ETFs
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Synchrony Financial
  • TD Ameritrade
  • TD Wealth
  • UBS

Join us for our legendary black tie gala to be held this year – for the first time – at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, New York City’s newly renovated historic nightspot.

Doors open at 5:30pm for an exciting cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet plated dinner.  The awards program will feature a dozen leading financial marketers as our presenters.  And once all the trophies are announced, we’ll launch into a two-hour after party with a DJ and dancing.

We’re expecting a sold-out crowd of more than 500 financial marketers, agency professionals and media executives – so plan on buying your tickets or table right now!


Trophies will be awarded for Corporate Image, B2B and Consumer Retail, with additional Best in Show awards for Digital Media and Multicultural.  The “Judges’ Choice” trophy will be awarded to the #1 favorite of our judging panel of 28 industry and agency luminaries.

Award categories include:

  • Advertising (Audio, Print, Television, Out-of-Home, Direct Mail, Integrated Media)
  • Branded Content
  • Digital Media (Display, Email, Apps/Tools, Mobile, Video, Web Sites)
  • Social Media (Paid and Organic)
  • Collateral and Annual Reports
  • Public Relations
  • Event Marketing
  • Visual Identity

For more info, contact this year's co-chairs:
Cindy Pabst and Kevin Windorf.


Download Sponsorship Package Details

As the Portfolio Awards Gala is one of the FCS’ major charity fundraisers of the year, the role of Sponsorships is critical to the success of the event. Year after year, leading brands are proud to display their support for the FCS and our children’s charities through various levels of support. To discuss sponsorship opportunities for the 24th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards Gala on May 10th, please contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.


The FCS is grateful to all of this year's sponsors, including:

  • The New York Times, host of our Judging Breakfast


Twenty-six senior marketing and creative executives from financial services firms and agencies served on this year's judging panel. In addition to evaluating all entries within their category [for Gold, Silver, Bronze trophies] and within their Group [Corporate Image, B2B, Consumer Retail, Digital (which includes all Digital/Social categories), and Multicultural (which cuts across all categories) for “Best in Show” trophies], the judging panel will honor their top overall favorite with our Judges' Choice Award.

The judging panel for the 24th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards included:

  • Lee Shapcott, AB
  • David May, AIG
  • Lynn MacDonald, Allianz Global Investors
  • Saloni Janjeva, Ally Financial
  • Pam Upton, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • James Spiegelhoff, BNY Mellon’s Pershing
  • Matt Quale, Brighthouse Financial
  • Ann Won, Citi
  • Kevin Brady, Droga5
  • Dawn Burke, E*TRADE Financial
  • Russ Messner, Edelman
  • Mark Malloy, EMI Strategic Marketing
  • Russ Findlay, Hiscox
  • Jennifer Hasbrouck, Invesco
  • David Wozniak, Lincoln Financial
  • Duncan Shaw, Living Group
  • Justin Poser, M & T Bank
  • Jennifer Halloran, Mass Mutual
  • Andrew Pelosi, MERGE
  • Vince Grogan, OppenheimerFunds
  • Niharika Shah, Prudential
  • Jim Kotulka, Publicis
  • Toby Hoden, Russell Investments
  • Kerin Morrison, TD Ameritrade
  • Neil Gallagher, UBS
  • Dan Simon, Vested

Agency Of Record

The agency of record for the 24th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards is Droga5, charged with all creative, ranging from print and online advertising to signage to the event journal. Special thanks to Cameron Yates and Trevor Mundt.

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