Voting is now underway for the ETF Express US Awards 2021, which will be presented and celebrated at an exclusive virtual ceremony and industry networking event to be held on Thursday 23 September.
Being the ETF sell-side platform of choice is the goal of Citi, winner of this year’s ETF Express European award for Best ETF Research Provider.
BNY Mellon: Best ETF Administrator (Equity ETFs) & Best ETF Custodian – Jeff McCarthy, Segment Head, Exchange-Traded Funds, BNY Mellon believes that the firm’s holistic approach to providing ETF solutions lies behind their two awards this year.
Jane Street: Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant (Commodity ETFs) & Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant (Fixed Income ETFs) – Q&A with Ian Shea, Head of Fixed Income, Europe and Asia, Jane Street.
Truss Edge: Best ETF Middle Office Tech Provider – Another example of being in the right place at the right time has come for middle and back-office support firm Truss Edge, whose adaptability for thematic ETFs has seen its business grow 120 per cent over 2020.
State Street: Best ETF Back Office Tech Provider & Best Overall ETF Administrator – ETFs have had a good pandemic, says Ciarán Fitzpatrick, head of ETF servicing for Europe for State Street, which is, as he says, something you can’t say very often.
Amundi: Best ESG ETF Issuer (USD1bn+) & Best ETF Distributor – Q&A with Fannie Wurtz Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta.
London Stock Exchange: Best European Exchange for Trading ETFs – Ivan Gilmore, Head of Exchange Traded Products, Fixed Income & Alternatives, London Stock Exchange comments that MiFID II made ETFs MiFID instruments and as such brought in pre- and post-trade transparency for them. “We are aware that it is a fragmented and competitive landscape,” he says. “There are lots of issuers competing with products, exchanges competing for listings, and platforms competing for trading away from those venues.
Invesco: Best Capital Markets Team & Best Global Equity ETF Issuer (USD1bn-USD5bn) – Q&A with Gary Buxton, Head of EMEA ETFs & Indexed Strategies, Invesco.
Optiver: Best Overall ETF Liquidity Provider/Market Maker – Over the last few years, Optiver has significantly improved and expanded its ETF pricing, risk warehousing and coverage, says Jean-Marie Tine, Head of Institutional Trading Delta 1 at the firm. With a 35-year history in derivatives market making, Optiver started its ETF business nearly 10 years ago by providing liquidity on-exchange in a small range of liquid ETFs. In 2016 the proprietary trading firm decided to use its expertise to build a strong base to become one of Europe’s leading ETF liquidity providers.