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Recognizing Leaders

The FINRA Foundation honors leaders who are committed to understanding and improving investor protection and financial capability in the United States. The Ketchum Prize recognizes outstanding service and research to advance financial capability and investor protection in the U.S. 

The Ketchum Prize

Cesar Escalante Photo credit: University of Georgia Marketing and Communications

2022 Ketchum Prize Award Recipient

Cesar L. Escalante
Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Georgia
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The Ketchum Prize—honoring Richard G. Ketchum, the former chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a distinguished leader in the field of securities regulation—recognizes outstanding service and research to advance investor protection, financial capability and financial inclusion in the U.S. The prize is awarded annually by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The prize includes a $10,000 honorarium and national recognition.

In awarding the Ketchum Prize, the FINRA Foundation gives priority to nominees that:

  • Made demonstrable improvements to investor protection, financial capability or financial inclusion in the U.S. through research, education or public communications.
  • Addressed the needs or circumstances of underserved audiences.
  • Modeled effective collaboration or partnership-building.
  • Emphasized data analysis and data application in efforts to advance investor protection, financial capability or financial inclusion.

The FINRA Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Ketchum Prize. The nomination deadline is March 6, 2023. For details about how to submit a nomination, please refer to the Nomination Form. If you have questions about the Ketchum Prize, please contact the FINRA Foundation’s Robert Ganem.

Past Recipients of The Ketchum Prize

2021 Recipient: Shawn Spruce

First Nations Development Institute
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2020 Recipient: Michael Morris

National Disability Institute
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2019 Recipient: Olivia Mitchell

The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
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2018 Recipient: Annamaria Lusardi

George Washington University
School of Business
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2017 Recipient: J. Michael Collins

University of Wisconsin-Madison
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