Adil El Batji, Head of Forward Trading, Europe, BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas – Best Asia Pacific ETF Market Maker

BNP Paribas has a global ETF market making operation with trading desks in London, New York and Hong Kong, all of which are part of the bank’s wider Delta One business. »

Robert Hughes, Managing Director, Index Services at NASDAQ OMX

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes – Most Innovative Index Provider

“We’re heading into 2014 very excited about the direction of our business and building on the success we had in 2013” states Robert Hughes (pictured), Managing Director, Index Services at NASDAQ OMX. »

Robert Rushe, Head of ETF Servicing at State Street Global Services in Ireland

State Street Global Services – Best European ETF Administrator

State Street Global Services is the administrator for over 60 per cent of the European ETF market. It is undeniable that State Street’s stature and reputation, not to mention its deep expertise in servicing ETFs, is an important consideration for ETF sponsors. But as Robert Rushe (pictured), Head of ETF Servicing at State Street Global Services in Ireland explains, the primary focus for the firm has always been on accuracy. »

Pietro Poletto, Head of Fixed Income and ETF, London Stock Exchange Group

Borsa Italiana – Best European Exchange for Listing ETFs

The Italian ETF market was launched in September 2002 when, in a dedicated segment of the Stock Market, trading started on the first passive funds which replicated the performance of the biggest European blue chip indexes. »

Shane Edwards, UBS ETRACS

UBS ETRACS – Most Innovative North American ETN Provider

“2013 was a strong year for the ETRACS programme on a variety of fronts. We saw significant growth in exchange-traded note assets under management. By year-end we had approximately USD2.4bn in assets having started the year at USD1.1bn,” comments Chris Yeagley, Head of UBS ETRACS, the bank’s ETN platform. »

Shawn McNinch, Global Head of ETF Services at BBH

Brown Brothers Harriman – Best North American ETF Administrator

At Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), a consultative approach to servicing and providing market leading technology solutions to ETF sponsors is central to the Firm’s success. As of year-end 2013, BBH is the third largest US ETF service provider with USD210bn in assets under custody. BBH has launched over 170 ETFs with 20 different ETF sponsors, including prominent names such as Vanguard, PIMCO and Invesco PowerShares. »

Ari Rajendra, Deutsche Bank Corporate Banking & Securities

Deutsche Bank Corporate Banking & Securities – Best ETF Research Provider

Within the Deutsche Bank Markets Research division global equity research is presented within a range of reports, of which the DB SYNDEX Outlook and ETF Annual Review & Outlook are its two flagship annual publications, giving investors a comprehensive insight into global ETF markets. »

Valerie Baudson, Global Head of ETF and Indexing at Amundi

Amundi – Most Innovative European ETF Provider

Amundi Group is Europe’s leading asset manager1 with close to EUR780bn2 in assets under management. It is owned by two of France’s main banking institutions: Credit Agricole (75 per cent shareholding) and Societe Generale (25 per cent shareholding). »

Francis Koudelka, senior vice president and ETF product specialist, State Street Global Services

State Street Global Services – Best North American ETF Service Provider

Last year, US ETFs attracted close to USD200bn, equivalent to 30 per cent growth year-on-year. But as more traditional asset managers look to use the ETF wrapper to provide exposure to investors that they might perhaps not have reached through their mutual funds, total AuM could rise significantly going forward. »

Michael John Lytle, chief development officer at Source

Source – Best Global Equity ETF Manager; Best Fixed Income (ex-cash) ETF Manager (joint winner)

It’s fair to say that Source, one of Europe’s leading ETF providers, has hit the ground running in 2014. Already the firm has added four new funds to its product suite of 74 ETPs, 52 of which are equity ETFs. One of those launched was a variation on a share class of an existing fund. The other three, meanwhile, were among the biggest global launches year-to-date by size of assets raised. »

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