The 'etffexpress Awards 2015 - The Winners' special report comprises 15 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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First Trust Advisors – Most Innovative North American ETP Provider

First Trust Advisors – Most Innovative North American ETP Provider

First Trust Advisors L.P. was established as a registered investment advisor in 1991. The Chicago-based firm manages USD104.9bn of assets (as of end-2014), of which some USD33.4bn are held in ETFs. In December 2011, UK-based First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd was established to distribute its ETF product range in Europe within an affiliated Irish domiciled UCITS Company, First Trust Global Funds plc.

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Source – Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Manager

Source – Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Manager

London-based Source, one of Europe’s leading and most innovative independent ETF providers, offers investors a range of Emerging Market ETFs within fixed income and equities. The latter includes broad EM exposure via the Source MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (MXFS) as well as more targeted exposures to Russia and China. The Source RDX UCITS ETF tracks the performance of the Russian Depository Index, while the CSOP Source FTSE China A50 UCITS ETF was the first ETF in Europe to track China A-shares. 

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State Street – Best North American ETF Fund Administrator

State Street – Best North American ETF Fund Administrator

State Street is the largest global administrator of ETFs, servicing close to 1,000 ETFs that represent over USD600bn in AuM. State Street delivers distinctive value to its ETF clients across four dimensions: experience, capability, insight, and commitment. The firm’s best-in-class ETF servicing capability, TotalETFSM, leverages state-of-the-art technology, State Street’s global scale, and deep organisational expertise to provide individually customised solutions from the most sophisticated institutions through to ETF start-ups.

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Flow Traders – Best European ETF Market Maker

Flow Traders – Best European ETF Market Maker

Flow Traders is a global independent ETP liquidity provider. Founded in 2004 in Amsterdam, Flow Traders today has trading operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US. With a team of around 220 professionals, including over 60 traders and 10 sales traders, Flow Traders provides continuous liquidity for ETPs through its membership of more than 90 global stock exchanges and trading venues worldwide.