Women Investment Professionals

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Women Investment Professionals (WIP) is a professional women’s organization that supports women in the institutional investment community. We accomplish this by providing networking, professional and personal development opportunities, and education programs to our diverse membership. Our core values are integrity and collaboration. By becoming a sponsor of WIP, your company will gain valuable visibility as a supporter of our mission. Women Investment Professionals is a 501(c)(6) organization.

Our Sponsors


Jackson is a leading provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients. The company and its affiliates offer variable, fixed and fixed index annuities designed for tax-efficient growth and distribution of retirement income for retail customers, as well as products for institutional investors. Jackson is a proud founding member and co-chair of the Alliance for Lifetime Income, a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization formed and supported by 24 of the nation’s financial services organizations to create awareness and educate Americans about the importance of protected lifetime income. Focused on thought leadership and education, Jackson provides industry insights and financial representative training on retirement planning and alternative investment strategies. The company is also dedicated to corporate philanthropy and supports nonprofits focused on strengthening families and creating economic opportunities in the communities where its employees live and work. For more information, visit www.jackson.com

Legal & General Investment Management America, Inc. (LGIMA) was founded in 2006 with the purpose of helping people achieve their long-term financial goals. We offer a range of strategies to help our institutional clients (corporations, healthcare agencies, non-profit, education, public plans and Taft-Hartley) manage their investment objectives, which can range from market-based alpha-oriented strategies to those that are designed to be more liability-centric, derivative overlays, or indexed solutions. Our solutions-focused culture means that clients’ individual goals and objectives are directly aligned with customized solutions.

Northern Trust Asset Management is an investment management firm entrusted by investors around the globe.  We help investors navigate changing market environments so they can confidently realize their long-term objectives. Purposefully combining robust capital markets research, expert portfolio construction and comprehensive risk management to craft efficient solutions for investors that deliver targeted investment outcomes. Our fiduciary heritage guides our principle-based culture and collaborative approach, resulting in a distinctive client experience. At our core, we have an unwavering belief that diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked: true diversity can exist only in an inclusive work environment where any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our success for our investors.

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has $1.1 trillion in assets under management as of 31 December 2019 and operations in 24 countries. Its investment specialists offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies.

Putnam Investments is a global asset manager serving individuals, institutions, and retirement plan sponsors. Since our founding over 80 years ago, we have practiced an active, risk-conscious approach to investing. Today, we provide investment services across a range of equity, fixed income, absolute return, and alternative strategies in a culture that is committed to promoting mutual respect, acceptance, and cooperation across a diverse group of associates.

Thornburg. Founded in 1982, Thornburg Investment Management is a privately owned global investment firm that offers a range of multi-strategy solutions for institutions and financial advisors. A recognized leader in fixed income and equity investing, the firm oversees $49 billion ($46.8 billion in assets under management and $1.9 billion in assets under advisement) as of July 31, 2021, across mutual funds, closed-end funds, institutional accounts, separate accounts for high-net-worth investors and UCITS funds for non-U.S. investors. Thornburg is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with additional offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

At Thornburg, we believe unconstrained investing leads to better outcomes for our clients. Our culture is collaborative, and our investment solutions are highly active, high conviction and benchmark agnostic. When it comes to finding value for our clients, it’s more than what we do, it’s how we do it: how we think, how we invest and how we’re structured.

For more information, visit www.thornburg.com.  

Value & Benefits

Objectives of WIP’s Sponsorship Program

  • To secure stable funding and foster partnerships with organizations that support diversity initiatives promoting the advancement, recruitment, and retention of women in the investment industry and related fields
  • To expand our membership base to capture and increase representation from women across the financial services industry, including consulting firms, plan/fund sponsors, and service providers. WIP currently has nearly 400 members representing over $22 trillion in assets

Strategic Goals of Sponsorship

  • Promote professional networking and career development opportunities through our effective programs, diverse membership and extensive relationships in the investment community
  • Foster personal development through opportunities in leadership, mentoring, education and philanthropy for women across varying investment professions and experience levels
  • Provide high caliber education programs and access to pertinent resources to women in the investment industry

WIP Programs and Events

Throughout the year, we have events that focus on achieving our strategic goals, including our Economic Luncheons, our What’s Important Now (WIN) events, and our Professional Development Series, all of which offer panel discussions and opportunities for informal networking.

Our annual Fall event focuses on “women trailblazers” and showcases women who inspire others to achieve professional excellence. In 2007, WIP initiated an annual award – the Distinguished Woman Investment Professional – to recognize a woman from the institutional investment community who exemplifies our vision and values, and who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities.

Community Outreach

WIP also gives back to the community through its affiliation with various non-profit organizations that help the underprivileged in our community. Some organizations that WIP currently supports include Deborah’s Place, Pure Eden, and Opportunity International.

The Sponsorship Opportunity

Platinum Sponsorship $7,500

  • Your organization’s logo and mission statement featured on our website
  • Your organization’s name prominently displayed at events
  • Recognition on all event promotional materials
  • Promotion through WIP’s social media channels, including a quarterly feature in our newsletter
  • Complimentary, reserved corporate table at our Annual Trailblazer’s event and 10 virtual tickets
  • 5 complimentary tickets to any Professional Development event
  • 30% discount on all WIP employee memberships

Gold Sponsorship $4,000

  • Your organization’s logo featured on our website
  • Your organization’s name displayed at events
  • Recognition on all event promotional materials
  • Complimentary, reserved corporate seating for 4 at our Annual Trailblazer’s event and 5 virtual tickets
  • 25% discount on all employee memberships in WIP

Silver Sponsorship $2,500

  • Your organization’s logo featured on our website
  • Your organization’s name displayed at events
  • Complimentary, reserved corporate seating for 2 at our Annual Trailblazer’s event plus 3 virtual tickets
  • 20% discount on all employee memberships in WIP

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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