The 'ETF Express US Awards 2020' special report comprises nine separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
In what has been a year of extreme turmoil and unprecedented challenges, the team at ETF Express is very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ETF Express US Awards, compiled in conjunction with Bloomberg.
Looking back to last year’s US awards’ report it is almost unbelievable that we had no clue of what turmoil and profound life changes lay ahead of us in 2020.
Taking a long-term view pays dividends: State Street – Best Overall ETF Administrator & Best ETF Administrator - Equity ETFs
By Philippa Aylmer – It’s been an outstanding year for State Street, according to Frank Koudelka, Senior Vice President and Global ETF Product Specialist at State Street Global Services. Despite the pandemic and the move to working from home, the firm has seen an increase in volumes, as well as some significant ETF fund launches.
By Philippa Aylmer – S-Network Global Indexes, an Alerian company, began publishing indexes in 2006 and currently publishes over 1,000 indexes, predominantly in the energy, smart beta and thematic space. So far this year, the firm, which was acquired by Alerian in early 2020, has launched over 50 indexes.
By Philippa Aylmer – Over the last year, electronic trading platform, Tradeweb, has further streamlined its workflow process and increased the number of order management systems (OMS) integrated within the Tradeweb ecosystem. The company has also further developed robust electronic audit trails and improved the pre-trade liquidity provider selection process.
Generating alpha in volatile times: AGF Investments – Best Smart Beta Equity ETF Issuer ($100m-$1bn)
By Philippa Aylmer – Headquartered in Toronto, AGF Investments has had a strong presence in the US for some time. The firm manages assets totalling USD927 million its combined US operations of 40-Act mutual funds, separately managed accounts, US-listed ETFs and model portfolios for a range of clients in the intermediary retail and institutional channels.
Positioned for quick response to market needs: Jane Street – Best Market Maker/Authorised Participant - Commodity ETFs
By Philippa Aylmer – Chris Brennan, Co-Head Commodities Trading at Jane Street explains that the firm’s 20 years of expertise in trading ETFs helped their clients navigate through the volatility that engulfed markets in the spring and summer.
By Philippa Aylmer – “At BNY Mellon we touch all aspects of the ETF value chain, both buy-side and sell-side,” says Jeffrey McCarthy, Global ETF Segment Head Asset Servicing. The firm currently services over USD800 billion in ETF assets across over 50 different issuers globally.
By Philippa Aylmer – Despite the many challenges of 2020, it’s been another good year for SS&C ALPS distribution services. ETF assets under distribution have grown by around 18 per cent year over year as of August 2020, and the firm now has around USD 580 billion in ETF assets under distribution.