Charles Schwab gives recognition awards to those in the investing industry

Individuals who made a difference in the investing industry were recognizedBy Jonathan Bennett

Charles Schwab, which provides custodial, operational and trading support for investment advisory firms, recently announced its winners for the 2010 IMPACT Awards, which recognize individuals for their independent financial advising.

The winners were given their recognition awards during Schwab's IMPACT 2010 conference, which is one the largest annual gatherings of independent investment advisors in the country.

Jane Williams, the co-founder, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sand Hill Global Advisors LLC, which works to improve financial understanding amongst women, was presented with the Leadership Award during the ceremony.

Other companies that were recognized for their efforts included the Colony Group, JMG Financial Group and Mount Eden Investment Advisors.

"This year's IMPACT Award winners set a high standard of excellence and integrity for the independent RIA industry," said Bernie Clark, executive vice president and head of Schwab Advisor Services, to the more than 3,000 attendees gathered at the IMPACT conference in Boston, MA. "We applaud their dedication to investors as well as their leadership in this industry and their communities."