The ETF Express European Report 2022 contains interviews with some of the winners from the 12th outing of the ETF Express European Awards.
The 'ETF Express Awards European Winners 2022' special report comprises 20 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Trackinsight, ETF Express data partners in these awards, reported that European ETFs in 2021 saw a record year for asset growth with over USD194 billion in net flows, with the record highest month for flows in history occurring in February 2021, with USD21.2 billion in inflows. The last month of negative flows was March 2020, Trackinsight reports.
BTCE by ETC Group | The Editor’s Award - It was ETC Group’s Physical Bitcoin ETP (DE000A27Z304), BTCE’s growth of 34,259 per cent from launch on 8th June 2020 to 1st June 2021 that earned its first glance for the Editor’s Award this year, but the product is also distinguished by being the most liquid, 100 per cent physically backed bitcoin ETP in the world.
DRW | Best Overall ETF Liquidity Provider/Market Maker | Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant – Fixed Income ETFs | Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant – Cryptocurrencies - It’s the competitive pricing capabilities across multiple asset classes that lie behind the win of all three of these awards for DRW, says Bernardus Roelofs, Head of ETF Institutional Sales & Trading for the firm.
HANetf | Most Innovative EU ETF Issuer | Best Capital Markets Team | Best ETF Distributor | Best ETF Research Provider - “This is our fourth and, I emphasise, last, and best venture in ETFs,” says Hector McNeil, co-CEO and co-Founder, alongside Nik Bienkowski. “We have a unique approach and product set that is the most crucial thing. We want HANetf to be seen as the “value add” ETF issuer and I think we have achieved that with highly innovative products, great service and content.”
Euronext | Best European Exchange for Listing ETFs - Silvia Bosoni, Group Head of ETFs, Euronext believes that its offering is unique, covering seven pan-European economies, now including Borsa Italiana in Milan.
The London Stock Exchange | Best European Exchange for Trading ETFs - “At the London Stock Exchange Group our focus is on innovation and partnership, driving efficiencies on order book that help our trading community achieve better execution outcomes, and these attract further listings from our issuers and adoption of ETFs by investors,” says Lida Eslami, Head of Business Development, ETP and IOB at the London Stock Exchange.
Bloomberg | Best Index Provider – Fixed Income ETFs | Best Index Provider – Commodity ETFs - Bloomberg Index Services Limited (BISL) has won Best Index Provider in its legacy sectors in this year’s awards.
BNY Mellon | Best European Equity ETF Issuer ($1bn-$5bn) | Best ETF Custodian - BNY Mellon launched one ETF per day, every day in the last year, says Stephen O’ Brien, ETF Product Management, at the firm. The firm has been busy building its asset servicing business to USD1.23 trillion in assets, and servicing 1,490 ETFs. 2021 saw the firm produce over 300,000 NAVs and transmit 3.3 million trades to custody.
State Street Fund Services | Best ETF Middle Office Tech Provider | Best ETF Administrator – Fixed Income ETFs - State Street is easily the biggest ETF servicing firm in the world, with its purchase of BBH last year, making it also the largest service provider in the world.
Bloomberg | Best ETF Platform | Best OTC/Dark Pool ETF Execution Venue - “It’s very much a team effort,” says Paul Kaplan, Bloomberg’s Global Head of Credit, Equities, & Price Transparency, on the work that lies behind these two award wins.
Citi | Best Overall ETF Administrator | Best ETF Administrator – Equity ETFs - Q&A with Andrew Jamieson, Global Head of ETF Product and Gareth Myburgh, EMEA ETF Product Manager at Citi.
SIX Swiss Exchange | Best European Exchange for Listing Cryptocurrency ETPs - Switzerland’s SIX Swiss Exchange was one of the first in Europe to have clear regulations for listing cryptocurrency ETPs and structured products, and having established those rules in 2018, it is now very much at the forefront of recognition in this sector.
Nutmeg | Best European Digital Wealth Platform using ETFs - Q&A with James McManus, chief investment officer, Nutmeg.
Russell Communications | Best European PR firm for ETFs - Q&A with Pippa Russell, founder of Russell Communications.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management | Best Active ETF Issuer ($500m+) - Q&A with Olivier Paquier, Head of EMEA ETF Distribution.
Amundi ETF | Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Issuer ($1bn+) | Best European Equity ETF Issuer ($5bn-$50bn)
Lyxor ETF | Best European Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($1bn-$10bn) - Q&A with Arnaud Llinas, Head of ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta at Amundi
WisdomTree | Best Thematic ETF Issuer ($100m+) | Best European Equity ETF Issuer ($100m-$1bn) - The thing that differentiates WisdomTree and its thematic ETF offering from other ETF issuers is its commitment to working with expert partners says Chris Gannatti, Global Head of Research.
Invesco | Best ESG ETF Issuer ($100m+) | Best European Fixed Income ETF Issuer ($100m-$1bn) - Innovative product launches based on client demand lie behind the win of these two awards for Invesco, say Chris Mellor, EMEA ETF Head of Equity and Commodity Product Management and Paul Syms, EMEA ETF Head of Fixed Income Product Management.
21Shares | Best Crypto Issuer - 21Shares’ Co-founders Chief Product Officer and President, Ophelia Snyder and Chief Executive Officer, Hany Rashwan, wanted to make crypto assets accessible via the ETP structure and build bridges into the crypto world.
CoinShares | Best Bitcoin Issuer - Townsend Lansing, Head of Product at CoinShares believes that bringing CoinShares’ experience in the digital currency markets, plus the team’s ETP experience – four members, including Lansing and Chief Revenue Officer Frank Spiteri were previously at ETF Securities – to bitcoin and other digital assets has helped them produce best of breed products in the space.