2021 Shortlists:

 

Issuer Categories

BEST US EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Amplify Investments
Cambria Investment
Defiance ETFs
GraniteShares
Renaissance Capital

BEST US EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($1BN-$5BN)
American Century
Nuveen
Pacer
Principal Global Investors
Xtrackers

DB-DWS BEST US EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($5BN-$50BN)
Direxion/Rafferty
Global X
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
VanEck

BEST US EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($50BN+)
BlackRock/iShares
Charles Schwab
First Trust
Invesco
Vanguard

BEST INTERNATIONAL EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Davis Selected Advisors
Direxion/Rafferty
Empowered Funds
Northern Trust/FlexShares
Nuveen

BEST INTERNATIONAL EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($1BN-$10BN)
American Century
First Trust
Goldman Sachs
Invesco
JP Morgan

BEST INTERNATIONAL EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($10BN+)
BlackRock/iShares
Charles Schwab
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR
Vanguard
WisdomTree

BEST EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
American Century
Direxion/Rafferty
Northern Trust/FlexShares
Victory
Xtrackers/DB-DWS

BEST EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($1BN+)
BlackRock/iShares
Charles Schwab
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR
Vanguard
WisdomTree

BEST US FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Hartford Funds
IndexIQ
Innovator
Pacer
Principal Global Investors

BEST US FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($1BN-$5BN)
Fidelity
Franklin Templeton
Global X
JP Morgan
ProShares

BEST US FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($5BN-$25BN)
First Trust
Guggenheim Funds
PIMCO
VanEck
Xtrackers/DB-DWS 

BEST US FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($25BN+)
BlackRock/iShares
Charles Schwab
Invesco
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR
Vanguard 

BEST INTERNATIONAL FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($100M+)
BlackRock/iShares
First Trust
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR
VanEck
Vanguard 

BEST COMMODITY ETF ISSUER ($100M+)
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Direxion/Rafferty
First Trust
GraniteShares
Teucrium Trading 

BEST MIXED-ALLOCATION ETF ISSUER ($100M+)
Amplify Investments
Aptus Capital Advisors
Rational Advisors
Toroso Investments
WisdomTree 

BEST SMART BETA EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Cambria Investment
Columbia Threadneedle
KraneShares
Siren ETFs
Vident Investment Advisory 

BEST SMART BETA EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($1BN-$10BN)
Fidelity
Global X
Nuveen
Principal Global Investors
VanEck 

BEST SMART BETA EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($10BN+)
Charles Schwab
First Trust
Invesco
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR
Vanguard 

BEST SMART BETA FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Columbia Threadneedle
Innovator
Pacer
ProShares
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR 

BEST SMART BETA FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($1BN+)
BlackRock/iShares
Guggenheim Funds
Invesco
Northern Trust/FlexShares
VanEck 

BEST ACTIVE ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Amplify Investments
Goldman Sachs
GraniteShares
Nationwide Fund Advisors
Rational Advisors 

BEST ACTIVE ETF ISSUER ($1BN-$5BN)
American Century
Fidelity
Janus Henderson
KraneShares
Toroso Investments 

BEST ACTIVE ETF ISSUER ($5BN+)
ARK Investments
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Invesco
JP Morgan
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR 

BEST THEMATIC ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Advisor Shares
Goldman Sachs
KraneShares
O’Shares Investment Advisers
Siren ETFs 

BEST THEMATIC ETF ISSUER ($1BN+)
Amplify Investments
ARK Investments
Global X
ProShares
State Street Global Advisors/SPDR 

BEST ESG EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($100M-$1BN)
Global X
IndexIQ
KraneShares
Northern Trust/FlexShares
VanEck 

BEST ESG EQUITY ETF ISSUER ($1BN+)
BlackRock/iShares
First Trust
Invesco
Nuveen
Vanguard 

BEST ESG FIXED INCOME ETF ISSUER ($100M+)
BlackRock/iShares
Inspire/CWM Advisors
Nuveen

PIMCO BEST LEVERAGED & INVERSE ETF ISSUER (including ETNs)
Barclays Capital
BMO/RexShares
Credit Suisse/VelocityShares
Direxion/Rafferty
ProShares 
Service Provider Categories

MOST INNOVATIVE ETF ISSUER
Direxion
Global X
ProShares

 

Service Provider Categories

BEST OVERALL ETF LIQUIDITY PROVIDER/MARKET MAKER
Jane Street
SIG (Susquehanna)
Virtu

BEST MARKET MAKER/AUTHORISED PARTICIPANT - EQUITY ETFs
BofA Securities
GTS
Penserra

BEST MARKET MAKER/AUTHORISED PARTICIPANT - FIXED INCOME ETFs
Jane Street
JP Morgan
Virtu

BEST MARKET MAKER/AUTHORISED PARTICIPANT - COMMODITY ETFs
Jane Street
SIG (Susquehanna)
Virtu

BEST US EXCHANGE FOR LISTING ETFs
Cboe
Nasdaq
NYSE

BEST US EXCHANGE FOR TRADING ETFs
Cboe
Nasdaq
NYSE

BEST US INDEX OVERALL PROVIDER
FTSE Russell
Solactive
S&P Dow Jones Indices

BEST INDEX PROVIDER - EQUITY ETFs
FTSE Russell
ICE (NYSE)
S-Networks

BEST INDEX PROVIDER - FIXED INCOME ETFs
FTSE Russell
IHS Markit
MSCI

BEST INDEX PROVIDER - COMMODITY ETFs
ICE (NYSE)
Solactive
S&P Dow Jones Indices

BEST INDEX PROVIDER - ESG ETFs
Indxx
MSCI
S&P Dow Jones Indices

BEST INDEX PROVIDER - EMERGING MARKETS ETFs
FTSE Russell
MSCI
Solactive

BEST CAPITAL MARKETS TEAM
Goldman Sachs
Franklin Templeton
JP Morgan

BEST INSTITUTIONAL ETF BROKER
Goldman Sachs
Interactive Brokers
Morgan Stanley

BEST RETAIL ETF BROKER
Charles Schwab
Fidelity
Morgan Stanley

BEST ETF CUSTODIAN 
BNY Mellon
State Street
U.S. Bank

BEST ETF PLATFORM
Exchange Traded Concepts
MarketAxess
Tradeweb

BEST ETF DISTRIBUTOR 
Exchange Traded Concepts
Foreside
SS&C ALPS

BEST ETF BACK OFFICE TECH PROVIDER 
BNY Mellon
Brown Brothers 
Harriman
State Street

BEST ETF MIDDLE OFFICE TECH PROVIDER 
APEX 
BNY Mellon
Truss Edge

BEST ETF DATA VENDOR
ETFdb
ETF Logic
ICE

BEST ETF RESEARCH PROVIDER
AltaVista Research
CFRA
ETF Action

BEST ETF LAW FIRM 
K&L Gates
Ropes & Gray
Morgan Lewis

BEST ETF REGULATORY/COMPLIANCE ADVISER 
Brown Brothers Harriman
Dechert
Stradley Ronon

BEST ETF AUDITOR 
BBD
KPMG
PWC

BEST OVERALL ETF ADMINISTRATOR 
BNY Mellon
State Street
U.S. Bank

BEST ETF ADMINISTRATOR - EQUITY ETFs 
BNY Mellon
SEI
State Street

BEST ETF ADMINISTRATOR - FIXED INCOME ETFs 
Nottingham
SEI
UMB

BEST US WHITE LABEL PLATFORM 
Alpha Architects
ETF Managers Group
Exchange Traded Concepts

BEST US PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS FIRM 
Arro Communications
Gregory FCA
Macmillan Communications