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etfexpress Awards 2017

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 10:36

The etfexpress Awards 2017 for excellence among managers and service providers of exchange traded funds celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another year of significant growth in assets for the sector.

The 'etfexpress Awards 2017' special report comprises 11 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
etfexpress Awards 2017

etfexpress Awards 2017 - The Winners

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:00

The etfexpress Awards 2017 for excellence among managers and service providers of exchange traded funds celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another year of significant growth in assets for the sector. »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

ETFs enjoy full range of drivers for growth

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:01

The battle for dominance between the active and passive fund management industry took another turn this month with the news that 2016 saw the global ETF/ETP industry grow faster than the global hedge fund industry according to ETF data providers ETFGI. »

Matthieu Guignard, Amundi ETF

Amundi ETF - Best Fixed Income (all excluding cash) ETF Management Firm & Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Management Firm

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:07

Amundi ETF has enjoyed a very good year in 2016 and Matthieu Guignard (pctured), Global Head of Product Development and Capital Markets – Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta reports that the beginning of 2017 is looking good too. »

Geoffrey Post, Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management - Best Asia Pacific Equity ETF Management Firm

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:11

Geoffrey Post (pictured), head of international product development at Nikko Asset Management, reports that 2016 continued to be a real success in terms of the firm's ETF business with assets up from USD26.5 billion to USD34.7 billion. »

Townsend Lansing, ETF Securities

ETF Securities - Best Currency ETF Management Firm & Most Innovative European ETP Provider

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:15

Currency exchange traded products (ETPs) are at the cutting edge of the investment landscape. The currency market is the largest and most liquid in the world, and many investors look to currencies to diversify multi-asset portfolios, generate alpha and hedge currency risk. "While investors have traditionally used forwards, futures, options and CFDs to trade currencies, 2016 saw a number of new investors and an increasing level of activity in the Currency ETP space," says Townsend Lansing (pictured), head of ETCs, ETF Securities. »

Adam Laird, Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor Asset Management - Most Innovative European ETF Provider

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:28

2016 was a strong year for Lyxor ETF, according to Adam Laird (pictured), Head of ETF Strategy, Northern Europe. The firm's assets under management grew by more than EUR3 billion over the course of the year.  »

Dan Draper, PowerShares by Invesco

PowerShares by Invesco - Best Smart Beta ETF Provider

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:32

Dan Draper (pictured), Global Head of PowerShares by Invesco, says that winning the smart beta award in the ETF Express awards is a particular pleasure for the firm as smart beta dominates PowerShares' product line-up. »

Maarten Botman, Optiver

Optiver - Best European ETF Market-Maker

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:36

Optiver is one of the world's largest liquidity providers, operating across time zones employing over 1,000 staff spread across the globe. The four main trading hubs of Chicago, Sydney, Shanghai and the firm's home town of Amsterdam are complemented by representation in London, Hong Kong and Taipei. The firm has been improving the markets since it was founded and it has evolved from its roots as a floor trading firm to become a technology driven power house. Maarten Botman (pictured), head of ETF Trading in Amsterdam, and Matthew Riley, London based UK Institutional Trading, explain that the firm has been trading ETFs since 2005. »

Benjamin Fussein, Euronext

Euronext - Best European Exchange for Listing ETFs

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:40

Benjamin Fussien (pictured), Head of ETFs & Funds, Euronext writes that it's been another good year for Euronext and its ETF offering.  »

Matteo Andreetto, STOXX Ltd

STOXX Ltd - Most Innovative Index Provider

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:44

2016's figures for the Deutsche Börse Group revealed that its indices business STOXX is one of the strongest growth engines for the company. »

Enrico Bruni, Tradeweb

Tradeweb - Best OTC Trading Platform for Institutional Investors

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:50

2016 was a momentous year for the Tradeweb European-listed ETF marketplace. Enrico Bruni (pictured), managing director and head of Europe and Asia business at the company says: "The platform had another record-breaking year, which may be an overused expression, but in this case it really does apply." »

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