The 'ETF Express Awards European Winners 2021' special report comprises 12 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Sustainability lies at the core of Qontigo’s DNA

Sustainability lies at the core of Qontigo’s DNA

STOXX Qontigo: Best Index Provider (ESG ETFs) – Qontigo, part of the Deutsche Börse Group, took sustainability to another level in 2020, with the arrival of Rodolphe Bocquet (pictured) as Global Head of Sustainable Investment for the firm and the establishment of an internal system that would allow the design of a long-term sustainable investing strategy across the company.

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Institutional trading enables strong growth for Optiver

Institutional trading enables strong growth for Optiver

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. 

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Market innovation leads LSE’s ETF growth

Market innovation leads LSE’s ETF growth

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.