ETF Express US awards 2021 celebrate excellence in flourishing ETF industry

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ETF Express US awards 2021

Thursday, September 23rd sees publication of the list of winners for this year’s ETF US awards, celebrating the firms who represent the best in the US ETF industry, from issuer to service provider, covering all the parts of the ETF ecosystem. 

ETF Express’s partners in the awards, Bloomberg, provided the nominations for the top performing ETFs and these, along with the service provider categories, have been voted on by the industry.

This means that winning an ETF Express award represents a vote from the industry’s peers and a significant mark of achievement.

This is the third US ETF Express awards and is being held digitally with a fireside chat between Beverly Chandler, ETF Express managing editor, and Marguerita Cheng, chief executive officer of financial advisory firm, Blue Ocean Global Wealth and a keynote presentation from James Seyffart, ETF Research Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence.

The winners in each category are:

Best International Equity ETF Issuer ($1BN-$10BN) - American Century Investments®
Best US Equity ETF Issuer ($1BN-$5BN) - American Century Investments®
Best ESG Equity ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds
Best International Equity ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds
Best ETF Administrator – Equity ETFs - State Street
Best ETF Custodian - State Street
Best Overall ETF Administrator - State Street
Best ETF Platform - Tradeweb
Best ETF Auditor - BBD, LLP
Best ETF Middle Office Tech Provider - BNY Mellon
Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant – Equity ETFs - GTS
Best Index Provider – Fixed Income ETFs - IHS Markit
Best US Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - IndexIQ
Best Index Provider – Emerging Markets ETFs - MSCI
Best Index Provider – ESG ETFs - MSCI
Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant – Commodity ETFs - Jane Street
Best Overall ETF Liquidity Provider/Market Maker - Jane Street
Best ETF Data Vendor - ICE 
Best Index Provider – Equity ETFs - ICE 
Best ETF Distributor - SS&C ALPS
Best US Public Relations And Communications Firm - Arro Financial Communications
Best ETF Law Firm - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Best Capital Markets Team - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Best US Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($1BN-$5BN) - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Best Leveraged & Inverse ETF Issuer (Including ETNs) - BMO & REX Shares
Best US Exchange For Listing ETFs - New York Stock Exchange
Best US Exchange For Trading ETFs - New York Stock Exchange
Best Index Provider – Commodity ETFs - S&P Dow Jones Indices
Best US Index Overall Provider - S&P Dow Jones Indices
Best ETF Administrator – Fixed Income ETFs - SEI
Best ESG Equity ETF Issuer ($1BN+) - iShares by BlackRock
Best Smart Beta Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($1BN+) - iShares by BlackRock
Best US Equity ETF Issuer ($50BN+) - iShares by BlackRock
Best US Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($25BN+) - iShares by BlackRock
Best Smart Beta Equity ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - Cambria Investment Management
Best Retail ETF Broker - Charles SCHWAB
Best ETF Regulatory/Compliance Adviser - Dechert
Best US Equity ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - Defiance ETFs
Best ETF Research Provider - ETF Action
Best US White Label Platform - Exchange Traded Concepts
Best Active ETF Issuer ($1BN-$5BN) - Fidelity
Best Smart Beta Equity ETF Issuer ($1BN-$10BN) - Fidelity
Best US Equity ETF Issuer ($5BN-$50BN) - Global X ETFs
Best Commodity ETF Issuer ($100M+) - GraniteShares
Best Institutional ETF Broker - Interactive Brokers
Best ESG Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($100M+) - PIMCO
Best US Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($5BN-$25BN) - PIMCO
Most Innovative ETF Issuer - ProShares
Best International Equity ETF Issuer ($10BN+) - State Street Global Advisors/SPDR
Best Smart Beta Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - State Street Global Advisors/SPDR
Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - Victory
Best Mixed-Allocation ETF Issuer ($100M+) - WisdomTree
BEST ACTIVE ETF ISSUER ($5BN+) - ARK Investments
BEST THEMATIC ETF ISSUER ($1BN+) - ARK Investments
Best ETF Back Office Tech Provider - Brown Brothers Harriman
Best International Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($100M+) - First Trust
Best Active ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - Goldman Sachs
Best Thematic ETF Issuer ($100M-$1BN) - Goldman Sachs
Best Smart Beta Equity ETF Issuer ($10BN+) - Invesco
Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Issuer ($1BN+) - Vanguard
Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant – Fixed Income ETFs - Virtu

Author Profile
Beverly Chandler
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Managing Editor