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etfexpress Awards 2018

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:36

The etfexpress Awards 2018 for excellence among managers and service providers of exchange traded funds celebrate the achievements of the top performing firms during a record-breaking year for the fast-growing sector

The 'etfexpress Awards 2018' special report comprises 11 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
etfexpress Awards 2018

etfexpress Awards 2018 - The winners

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 15:00

The etfexpress Awards 2018 recognise excellence among managers and service providers of exchange traded funds. The winners, who were presented with their awards in London on 8 March, were decided by a poll of etfexpress readers, who include both investors and managers as well as other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, custodians, accountants and auditors, law firms, consultants and distributors. »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

2017 – a year of growth, consolidation and themes

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:41

2017 was the year that will go down in ETF history as the record-breaking year of all time so far for this extraordinarily fast-growing industry. »

Miriam Oucouc, Amundi Asset Management

Amundi ETF - Best Fixed Income (all excluding cash) ETF Management Firm & Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Management Firm

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:45

“Last year was outstanding for Amundi ETF,” reports Miriam Oucouc, Global Head of Marketing. Amundi’s ETF business achieved a 50 per cent organic growth, taking assets under management to EUR38 billion. »

Frank Koudelka, State Street Global Services

State Street Global Services - Best North American ETF Fund Administrator

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:49

Last year, North American (Canada and US) ETFs attracted close to USD500 billion, equivalent to 35 per cent growth year-on-year. The marketplace has gone through a number of evolutionary phases, first providing broad beta to institutional investors and advisers. ETFs 2.0 was the movement into strategic beta, with alternative weightings and factor-based investing brought on by expanding computing power. The third still unproven phase is the introduction of actively-managed strategies to the ETF wrapper. These products make up just 1.5 per cent of the overall US ETF market, but a healthy 14 per cent of the Canadian space. »

Adam Laird, Lyxor ETF

Lyxor ETF - Best Europe Equity ETF Management Firm

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:52

Adam Laird, Head of ETF Strategy, Northern Europe, Lyxor ETF reports that last year was the strongest year on record for Lyxor ETF. »

Pritpal Lotay, Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management - Best Asia-Pacific Equity ETF Management Firm

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:55

Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has some USD211 billion under management, USD75 billion of which is in passive strategies. ETFs make up USD57 billion and the firm has grown over the last five years to become the tenth largest ETF provider globally and second largest in Asia. »

Koen Van de Maele, IndexIQ

IndexIQ - Most Innovative European ETP Provider

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 14:58

Luxembourg headquartered Candriam Investors Group is a EUR112 billion fund management group focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The firm is part of the New York Life Insurance Company group and so when it decided to launch ETFs in June last year, it had the resources of fellow NY Life’s IndexIQ ETF team to call upon for support and advice. »

Optiver team

Optiver - Best European ETF Market-Maker

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 15:01

Better known for trading derivatives since the firm’s inception back in 1986, Optiver began its ETF business nearly 10 years ago by providing liquidity on-exchange in a small range of liquid ETFs. That all changed in 2016 when Optiver seized the opportunity to facilitate growth in the sector to become one of Europe’s leading ETF liquidity providers. »

Slawomir Rzeszotko, Jane Street

Jane Street - Best North American ETF Market-Maker

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 15:05

Slawomir Rzeszotko, head of institutional sales and trading, Europe at Jane Street reports that it’s been a continuing story of global growth for the firm’s business over the last year. »

Banjamin Fussein, Euronext

Euronext - Best European Exchange for Listing ETFs

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 12:28

2017 was a busy year for Euronext and, looking forward, 2018 looks more exciting than ever. The Euronext ‘federal’ model, which means that the exchange group encompasses a number of exchanges around Europe, was expanded with the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), announced late November 2017, and expected to be completed in March 2018, post all the regulatory requirements being fulfilled. »

Adriano Pace, Tradeweb

Tradeweb - Best OTC Trading Platform for Institutional Investors

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 15:10

Tradeweb offers institutional investors access to a consolidated pool of liquidity for the entire range of US and European-listed ETFs. Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at the firm, reports that the request-for-quote (RFQ) platform saw activity in European ETFs reach EUR165 billion in 2017, an increase of 23 per cent on the previous year. The US trading arm, which launched in 2016, also saw significant growth, with trading up by 126 per cent and USD55 billion of notional volume. »

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