The etfexpress Global Awards 2012 come at a time of dynamic change for the industry, with exchange-traded product assets heading toward USD2trn, although the sector must grapple with new regulatory challenges.
The etfexpress Awards 2012 winners as voted for by our readers, taking into account factors including innovation, consistency, depth of knowledge and transparency – all characteristics demanded by investors…
Best Commodity ETF Manager »
By Simon Gray – The past year was another complicated and at times painful one for the global investment management industry, but amid all the turbulence exchange-trade funds continued their seemingly irresistible ascent in all major world markets, confirming their emerging status as building blocks of investment strategy for institutional investors and increasingly individuals too. »
Since Source was launched in April 2009, it has raised nearly USD9bn in assets and seen more than USD345bn traded across its exchange-traded product suite, making it one of Europe’s fastest-growing ETF providers. »
Lyxor Asset Management, a subsidiary of Société Générale, is one of Europe’s leading providers of ETFs, with EUR30.2bn in total assets under management as of February 20. Lyxor currently has 240 ETFs available to sophisticated retail and professional investors covering equity, commodity and fixed-income indices and introduced 32 new ETFs in 2011, compared with 62 in 2010. »
The fact that STOXX is, and has always been, committed to delivering highly innovative and transparent index concepts to the market is underscored by the fact that the firm has won the etfexpress Award for Most Innovative Index Provider for the third consecutive year – the first industry member to complete such a hat-trick. »
Deutsche Börse was the first European stock exchange to trade listed funds with its XTF segment. Since its launch in April 2000, investors have been able to access an ever-increasing and diverse range of ETFs listed on its Xetra electronic trading platform. »