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Nikko Asset Management named as Best Asia Pacific Equity ETF Manager

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 14:34

Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has been voted the Best Asia Pacific Equity ETF Manager for the seventh time in eight years in a survey conducted by etfexpress. »

Banjamin Fussein, Euronext

Euronext - Best European Exchange for Listing ETFs

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 12:28

2017 was a busy year for Euronext and, looking forward, 2018 looks more exciting than ever. The Euronext ‘federal’ model, which means that the exchange group encompasses a number of exchanges around Europe, was expanded with the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), announced late November 2017, and expected to be completed in March 2018, post all the regulatory requirements being fulfilled. »

Adriano Pace, Tradeweb

Tradeweb - Best OTC Trading Platform for Institutional Investors

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 15:10

Tradeweb offers institutional investors access to a consolidated pool of liquidity for the entire range of US and European-listed ETFs. Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at the firm, reports that the request-for-quote (RFQ) platform saw activity in European ETFs reach EUR165 billion in 2017, an increase of 23 per cent on the previous year. The US trading arm, which launched in 2016, also saw significant growth, with trading up by 126 per cent and USD55 billion of notional volume. »

Slawomir Rzeszotko, Jane Street

Jane Street - Best North American ETF Market-Maker

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 15:05

Slawomir Rzeszotko, head of institutional sales and trading, Europe at Jane Street reports that it’s been a continuing story of global growth for the firm’s business over the last year. »

Optiver team

Optiver - Best European ETF Market-Maker

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 15:01

Better known for trading derivatives since the firm’s inception back in 1986, Optiver began its ETF business nearly 10 years ago by providing liquidity on-exchange in a small range of liquid ETFs. That all changed in 2016 when Optiver seized the opportunity to facilitate growth in the sector to become one of Europe’s leading ETF liquidity providers. »

Koen Van de Maele, IndexIQ

IndexIQ - Most Innovative European ETP Provider

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:58

Luxembourg headquartered Candriam Investors Group is a EUR112 billion fund management group focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The firm is part of the New York Life Insurance Company group and so when it decided to launch ETFs in June last year, it had the resources of fellow NY Life’s IndexIQ ETF team to call upon for support and advice. »

Pritpal Lotay, Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management - Best Asia-Pacific Equity ETF Management Firm

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:55

Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has some USD211 billion under management, USD75 billion of which is in passive strategies. ETFs make up USD57 billion and the firm has grown over the last five years to become the tenth largest ETF provider globally and second largest in Asia. »

Adam Laird, Lyxor ETF

Lyxor ETF - Best Europe Equity ETF Management Firm

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:52

Adam Laird, Head of ETF Strategy, Northern Europe, Lyxor ETF reports that last year was the strongest year on record for Lyxor ETF. »

Frank Koudelka, State Street Global Services

State Street Global Services - Best North American ETF Fund Administrator

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:49

Last year, North American (Canada and US) ETFs attracted close to USD500 billion, equivalent to 35 per cent growth year-on-year. The marketplace has gone through a number of evolutionary phases, first providing broad beta to institutional investors and advisers. ETFs 2.0 was the movement into strategic beta, with alternative weightings and factor-based investing brought on by expanding computing power. The third still unproven phase is the introduction of actively-managed strategies to the ETF wrapper. These products make up just 1.5 per cent of the overall US ETF market, but a healthy 14 per cent of the Canadian space. »

Miriam Oucouc, Amundi Asset Management

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

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:45

“Last year was outstanding for Amundi ETF,” reports Miriam Oucouc, Global Head of Marketing. Amundi’s ETF business achieved a 50 per cent organic growth, taking assets under management to EUR38 billion. »

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