SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2015) - Motif Investing, an online broker pioneering thematic investing, today announced that it has been named #1 on Fast Company's annual ranking of the Most Innovative Companies in Personal Finance for 2015. The list honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation.

"Fast Company consistently showcases the most exciting things happening in business and finance, and this annual list pays tribute to companies pushing the limits on innovation," said Motif Investing CEO and founder, Hardeep Walia. "We are honored that Fast Company selected Motif Investing for disrupting the investment industry, recognizing the value we offer both self-directed retail investors and investment advisors."

Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company's most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. The magazine's editors spend months gathering and analyzing data on companies around the globe. The resulting package emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, nimble business models, an ethos of sustainability, and a culture of creativity. As part of the magazine's 20th anniversary year coverage, the issue also features "20 Lessons of Innovation for 2015."

"Our goal is to illuminate the state of innovation as it exists right now within the rapidly changing global landscape," said Fast Company editor Robert Safian. "Much of this innovation is happening in the personal finance industry and is being driven by companies like Motif Investing."

Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2015) is now available online at as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 17.

About Motif Investing
Motif Investing is a next-generation online broker that is pioneering thematic investing for individuals and financial advisors. The company, based in Silicon Valley, allows investors to trade "motifs" -- intelligently-weighted basket of stocks and bonds built around themes, investing styles or multi-asset models -- in single transactions, for low commissions. Motif Investing is a registered broker dealer and a member of SIPC. The company's investors include Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Renren Inc, Balderton Capital, Foundation Capital, Ignition Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and Wicklow Capital. Board members include former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and former Boston Consulting Group Chairman Carl Stern.

About Fast Company
Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.'s leading media companies.