FCS Portfolio Awards

FCS Portfolio Awards

Citi wins record 3 Best in Show awards plus Judges’ Choice for “The Moment”

SSGA nabs 2 Best is Show awards and Ally Financial scores 1

Bank of America blows away its own record with 38 total awards





On September 2nd, nearly 400 financial marketing professionals logged in to watch the first-ever virtual presentation of the FCS Portfolio Awards. The 26th annual celebration drew attendees from across the U.S. and Canada, who eagerly watched the video announcement’s of 193 awards bestowed on 2019’s most creative financial advertising, collateral, digital media, and public relations efforts.

The top prize, the Judges’ Choice Award, was won by Citi for “The Moment” (agency: Publicis New York)  The work was selected by consensus from among the judging panel of 25 industry experts who each nominated their favorite from among 450+ entries submitted by more than 90 financial brands. 

The “Best in Show” trophies* were won by:


  • Citi
  • Publicis
  • The Moment


  • State Street Global Advisors
  • McCann New York
  • It’s Liquidity Time


  • Ally Financial
  • Anomoly
  • Ally+MONOPOLY®


  • State Street Global Advisors
  • McCann New York
  • It’s Liquidity Time


  • Citibank
  • Publicis One Team; Well + Good
  • The Power of Savings Sponsored by Citi


  • Citi
  • Publicis
  • The Moment

Bank of America, including its Merrill brand, led the night with a record-setting 38 awards – surpassing the record of 28 it set last year. BofA’s haul included 9 Gold awards.

Other big winners were State Street Global Advisors (14 awards: 2 Best in Show, 3 Gold), Citi (12 awards: Judges’ Choice, 3 Best in Show, 5 Gold), Morgan Stanley (12 awards: 4 Gold), and E*TRADE Financial (10 trophies, 3 Gold).

Another 22 firms were winners of multiple trophies, while 32 others received one each.

Download this year’s Winners Journal.

Winners will receive digital trophies and badges via email from the FCS. Lucite trophies can be ordered to commemorate the Portfolio 2020 honors. Download the order form.

The virtual event opened with remarks by the Co-Founder and CEO of gold sponsor NewsCred, Shafqat Islam. Additional sponsors included silver sponsors the FT and Fox Business, and bronze sponsor Dianomi.

The creative agency of record for Portfolio 2020 was Living Group. The awards competition was organized and managed by McKeon Productions, who also created the virtual event’s video program.

* Best in Show trophies are awarded based on the highest average scores of the FCS Portfolio Awards judging panel, which also awards the gold, silver and bronze awards in each category. This year’s panel comprised 25 senior executives from financial firms and communications agencies.


  • Jane Ackerman, Director, Head of U.S. Business Marketing, RBC Capital Markets
  • Ishviene Arora, COO and Co-founder, Vested
  • Megan Audette, Marketing Strategy Lead and Director of Deposits Marketing Strategy, Ally
  • Kimberly Beck, Head of Wealth Marketing, Envestnet
  • Matt Bryan, Second Vice President, Head of Agency Digital Marketing, Guardian Life
  • Amy Dobra, Principal, Head of Financial Advisor Marketing, Vanguard
  • Jennifer Halloran, Head of Marketing and Brand, MassMutual
  • Dresdyn Hefferen, SVP, Corporate Marketing, PNC
  • Jon Holding, Head of Acquisition Marketing, Invesco
  • Dominic Leung, Group Strategy Officer, Cognito
  • Jeff Miller, Managing Director , Citi
  • Andrew Most, Vice President of Marketing Communication, Columbia Threadneedle
  • Scott Paer, Senior Director, Caliber Corporate Advisers
  • David Page, Founder/Partner, BouchezPage
  • Ken Poliziani, Chief Marketing Officer, PGIM
  • Patty Quinn McAuley, Director of Marketing, Clark Capital
  • David Rosen, Managing Director, Brand Innovation & Analytics, Citadel
  • Erin Sanders, Director, Head of Creative, Premier Marketing Consulting, UBS
  • Angela Schema, VP, Advertising and Sponsorships, Lincoln
  • Amee Shah, Executive Creative Director, Managing Director, JPMC
  • Duncan Shaw, Co-founder and Executive Creative Director, Living Group
  • John Wall, Vice President, Head of Global Brand Design, T. Rowe Price
  • Stephen Weiss, Head of Retail Marketing, Lord Abbett
  • Wanda Williams, Sr. Director, Global Head of Commodity Product Marketing, CME Group
  • Martin Wright, Creative Director, AIG

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