Read all about the winners in the ETF Express 2020 European awards, a year that marks the 10th anniversary of our awards, the 30th birthday of ETFs overall, and the 20th birthday of European ETFs.
Hoya Capital Real Estate: Most Successful & Innovative ETF Launch – Alex Pettee (pictured), President and Director of Research & ETFs for Hoya Capital Real Estate, explains that the Hoya Capital Housing 100, the underlying index for the newly-launched HOMZ ETF, is designed to be the new benchmark for the performance of the entire US housing industry.
Change Finance: Best ESG ETF Provider – Founded in June 2016, ETF provider Change Finance launched The Change Finance US Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF in October 2017, designed to democratise the process of aligning investor investment values with personal values.
BMO & REX Shares’ MicroSectors: Best Alternative ETF Provider – REX Shares is an ETP architect and structurer, who created the MicroSectors brand in 2018 with FNGU & FNGD, 3x/-3x FANG+ ETNs and won Best Alternative ETF Provider in the ETF Express US awards 2019. Scott Acheychek, President of REX Shares, explains they started with Leverage and Inverse but began focusing on beta (1x) versions of their suites due to client demand. The leveraged products (up to 3x) are used actively and with the growth of sector rotational strategies, he believes 1x versions will be active as well.
Read interviews with the US Strategy Masters 2019 ETF provider winners from the inaugural ETF Express US Awards. This special report contains interviews from a range of ETF provider winners, from REX Shares and BMO’s MicroSectors, to Change Finance’s fossil fuel free ESG ETF. The spread of pieces represents the growing diversity of themes in the ETF industry.
Jane Street: Best US Liquidity Provider/Market Maker – With the ETF market recently surpassing USD5.6 trillion in global assets, ETF adoption continues to be on a rapid rise. Supporting this growth are market makers who provide the necessary liquidity and efficient pricing. One such market maker, and this year’s winner of Best US Liquidity Provider / Market Maker, is global trading firm Jane Street.
BNY Mellon: Best ETF Back Office Tech Provider – Jeff McCarthy (pictured), global head of Exchange Traded Funds, BNY Mellon explains the firm’s 20+ years of experience in ETFs has positioned the bank to leverage mature processes to deliver a next generation of technology solutions. Today, BNY Mellon, winner of Best ETF Back Office Tech Provider in the ETF Express US awards, services one third of all ETFs listed.
Tradeweb: Best ETF Platform – Electronic platform trading provider Tradeweb launched its US ETF platform in 2016 after a lengthy period of consulting with existing European ETF customers as well as US fixed income clients.
State Street Global Services: Best ETF Custody Provider & Best ETF Fund Administrator – Frank Koudelka (pictured), Senior Vice President – ETF Product Specialist at State Street Global Services, explains that globally the firm looks after 62 per cent of ETF assets, while in the US, from an administration point of view, they have close to 60 per cent of assets under management and 70 per cent in custody.
This report contains interviews with some of the winners in the service provider sector for the inaugural ETF Express US awards, held in New York City in October this year.