The National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) today announced that it is accepting applications for the sixth annual Wagner Award competition. 

The winner will receive $10,000 and will be given an opportunity to present his or her paper at the organizations annual conference in May.

NAAIM members are registered investment advisors (RIAs) who believe that active investing is better for the average investor than buy and hold.  To support that position, NAAIM holds an annual competition seeking out the best active investment management solutions in the world.

The competition is open to a variety of financial services professionals, from academic faculty, researchers and graduate students, to investment advisors, analysts and other financial professionals, says NAAIM. Participants need to provide either a documented and justified investing approach or an exploration into the validity of active investing. Papers can address related topics such as position sizing techniques, money management approaches, scaling into and out of trades and exit strategies.

The deadline to participate is February 28 and applications are available at