Our awards are based on a 'peer review system' whereby our readers - including institutional and high net worth investors as well as managers and other industry professionals at fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians and advisers - are invited to elect a 'best in class' in a series of categories via an online survey. 
In each category, the firms with the most votes at the end of the voting period are subject to a final review by WealthAdviser's Senior Editorial team.