2024 etf.com Awards

The Awards will honor the most influential, innovative, and impactful global players in the ETF industry. 
 

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Event Details

Event DateApril 17, 2024
Location Tribeca Rooftop
Address10 Debrosses Street, NYC
Time6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

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2024 etf.com Award Nominees

Awarded annually to one individual for outstanding long-term contributions to ETF investor outcomes, whether from a position of media, regulation, product provider, investor or another category.

  • Andrew Schlossberg, President and CEO, Invesco
  • Bob Pisani, Correspondent, CNBC
  • Hunter Horsley, Cofounder, CEO, Bitwise Asset Management
  • Jan van Eck, CEO, VanEck
  • Joanna Gallegos, Cofounder, BondBloxx
  • Rory Tobin, Global Head SPDR ETFs, State Street Global Advisors

Awarded to an ETF that launched in 2023 that exhibited a compelling combination of innovation, outperformance, and low cost while meeting the evolving needs and preferences of investors in the year's challenging market environment.

  • Capital Group Core Balanced ETF (CGBL)
  • Innovator Equity Defined Protection ETF (TJUL)
  • ProShares S&P 500 High Income ETF (ISPY)
  • Roundhill Generative AI & Technology ETF (CHAT)
  • Roundhill Magnificent Seven ETF (MAGS)

Awarded to the new ETF issuer that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through product introductions, product performance, fund management, investor support and innovation. Innovation is a key consideration, as the ETF should showcase a creative and original approach to asset management.

  • Calamos Investments
  • Madison Investments
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Panagram Structured Asset Management
  • Tema ETFs

Awarded to a recently launched ETF in 2023 that has demonstrated outstanding performance and expertise in managing and investing in U.S. fixed-income assets across various fixed income categories, such as government bonds, corporate bonds, municipal bonds and other instruments.

  • Amplify Samsung SOFR ETF (SOF)
  • Bondbloxx USD High Yield Bond Sector Rotation ETF (HYSA)
  • Calamos Convertible Equity Alternative ETF (CVRT)
  • Calvert Ultra-Short Investment Grade ETF (CVSB)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Tax-Exempt ETF (VTES)

Awarded to the most impactful thematic ETF of 2023 that created a novel product for investors. The winner also has also demonstrated the ability to capture important macro investment strategies that led to specific portfolio outcomes.

  • Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF (XCEM)
  • Global X Artificial Intelligence & Technology ETF (AIQ)
  • Sprott Uranium Miners ETF (URNM)
  • VanEck Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT)
  • VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH)

Awarded to a fund launched in 2023 that has demonstrated outstanding performance, innovation or impact in the international equity market. This award highlights funds that have displayed exceptional capabilities in tracking or investing in global equities, as well as success in managing and navigating international markets.

  • Capital Group Dividend Growers ETF (CGDG)
  • CoreValues Alpha Greater China Growth ETF (CGRO)
  • KraneShares Global Luxury Index ETF (KLXY)
  • Matthews Pacific Tiger Active ETF (ASIA)
  • Sprott Junior Uranium Miners ETF (URNJ)
  • T. Rowe Price International Equity ETF (TOUS)

Awarded to a fund launched in 2023 that has demonstrated outstanding performance and innovation in the field of environmental, social and governance investing. This award acknowledges significant impacts on ESG investing.

  • Academy Veteran Impact ETF (VETZ)
  • CNIC ICE U.S. Carbon Neutral Power Futures Index ETF (AMPD)
  • Matthews Emerging Markets Sustainable Future Active ETF (EMSF)
  • Touchstone Climate Transition ETF (HEAT)
  • Xtrackers MSCI USA Climate Action Equity ETF (USCA)

Awarded to a unique and often amusing fund name that celebrates a clever, memorable and distinctive stock symbol or ticker from a fund that launched in 2023

  • Defiance Israel Bond ETF (CHAI)
  • MUSQ Global Music Industry ETF (MUSQ)
  • Strive Enhanced Income Short Maturity ETF (BUXX)
  • Themes Cybersecurity ETF (SPAM)
  • Touchstone Climate Transition ETF (HEAT)

Awarded to a person or company that is playing a crucial role in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion by demonstrating commitment, implementing policies and having an impact on diverse communities. The award highlights and rewards efforts to make the world a more inclusive place for all.

  • Ethan Powell, Founder, Impact Shares
  • Karim Chedid, Head of Investment Strategy, iShares EMEA
  • Ophelia Snyder, Cofounder & President, 21.co
  • Patricia Lizarraga, Managing Partner, Hypatia Capital
  • Women in ETFs

Awarded to the ETF that has done the most to improve investor opportunities and outcomes in 2023 by providing access to interesting areas of the market, lowering costs, delivering new exposures or otherwise creating better results for investors.

  • Bitwise Crypto Industry Innovators ETF (BITQ)
  • JPMorgan Nasdaq Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPQ)
  • Invesco NASDAQ 100 ETF (QQQM)
  • Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP)
  • Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF (CALF)

Awarded to the ETF issuer that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through product introductions, product performance, fund management, asset gathering, investor support and innovation in 2023.

  • Capital Group
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Invesco
  • VanEck

Awarded to the most innovative smart-beta or factor ETF launched in 2023, regardless of asset class. The award celebrates the use of a quantitative, research-driven approach to attempt to deliver superior long-term risk-adjusted returns.

  • Avantis All Equity Markets Value ETF (AVGV)
  • Aztlan Global Stock Selection DM SMID ETF (AZTD)
  • iShares Climate Conscious & Transition MSCI USA ETF (USCL)
  • SPDR Portfolio S&P Sector Neutral Dividend ETF (SPDG)
  • Xtrackers MSCI USA Climate Action Equity ETF (USCA)

Awarded to and ETF launched in 2023 that has demonstrated outstanding performance and expertise in managing and investing in international fixed-income assets across various fixed-income categories, such as government bonds, corporate bonds, municipal bonds and other instruments.

  • Defiance Israel Bond ETF (CHAI)
  • Dimensional Global Credit ETF (DGCB)
  • Franklin Templeton Western Asset Bond ETF (WABF)

Awarded to a fund that has launched in 2023 and demonstrated outstanding performance, innovation or impact in the U.S. equity market. This award highlights funds that have displayed exceptional capabilities in tracking, managing or investing in U.S. equities.

  • Astoria US Quality Kings (ROE)
  • Fidelity Disruptive Technology ETF (FDTX)
  • GMO U.S. Quality ETF (QLTY)
  • ProShares S&P 500 High Income ETF (ISPY)
  • REX FANG & Innovation Equity Premium Income ETF (FEPI)
  • Roundhill Magnificent Seven ETF (MAGS)

Awarded to an ETF recently launched in 2023 that has demonstrated exceptional expertise and success managing investments with an active, hands-on approach, including a clear and well-defined strategy that differentiates it from passive index-based ETFs.

  • AB Disruptors ETF (FWD)
  • Capital Group Core Balanced ETF (CGBL)
  • Fidelity Disruptive Technology ETF (FDTX)
  • Panagram BBB-B CLO ETF (CLOZ)
  • PIMCO Commodity Strategy Active ETF (CMDT)

Awarded to the index provider that has done the most to improve investor outcomes in 2023 through product introductions, product performance, fund management, investor support and innovation.

  • Bitwise Asset Management
  • Bloomberg Index Services Limited (Bloomberg Indices)
  • FTSE Russell, an LSEG Business
  • MarketVector Indexes
  • MSCI
  • NASDAQ
  • S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • 21Shares

Awarded to a non-media organization that has demonstrated dedication to educating investors and financial professionals. The winner emphasizes coaching investors about the risks and benefits of ETFs, and promoting transparency in the industry and responsible investing practices.

  • ETF Think Tank
  • eToro
  • Fidelity Investments
  • The ETF Institute
  • Vanguard

To view a complete list of previous winners and nominees

PAST WINNERS

2024 etf.com Award Judges

EricBalcunas
Eric Balchunas
Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence
Marguerita
Marguerita Cheng
Chief Executive Officer 
at Blue Ocean Global Wealth
Debbie
Deborah Fuhr
Managing Partner & Founder at ETFGI
nate
Nate geraci
President at The ETF Store
lois
Lois Gregson
Senior ETF Analyst at FactSet
ben
Benjamin Lavine
Chief Investment Officer at 3D, a Freedom Advisors Company
Aniket
Aniket Ullal
Vice President, ETF Data & Analytics at CFRA
EricBalcunas
Eric Balchunas
Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence
Marguerita
Marguerita Cheng
Chief Executive Officer 
at Blue Ocean Global Wealth
Debbie
Deborah Fuhr
Managing Partner & Founder at ETFGI
nate
Nate geraci
President at The ETF Store
lois
Lois Gregson
Senior ETF Analyst at FactSet
ben
Benjamin Lavine
Chief Investment Officer at 3D, a Freedom Advisors Company
Aniket
Aniket Ullal
Vice President, ETF Data & Analytics at CFRA

etf.com Awards Methodology

etf.com Award winners are selected in a three-part process designed to leverage the insights and opinions of leaders throughout the ETF industry.


Step 1  
The awards process begins with open nominations, which will commence on December 1, 2023 and close on January 8, 2024. Interested parties are invited to submit nominations via the publicly available submission form. Self-nominations are accepted. A single fund/issuer can be nominated for multiple awards as long as it meets the criteria of the category. All entries related to funds are strictly for U.S.-listed ETFs. 


Step 2  
Following the open nominations process, the etf.com Awards Nominating Committee, made up of etf.com editorial staff, will review nominations. Nominations are screened for eligibility (appropriate timing and category). If more than five unique entries are received in the nomination process, the members of the Nominating Committee will force-rank their top five, resulting in a final slate for each category. Votes will be resolved on a majority basis, and ties broken where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. If ties cannot be broken, more than five finalists are allowed. The Nominating Committee will complete this process and short list of nominees will be published on etf.com January 29, 2024.


Step 3  
Winners among these finalists will be selected by a majority vote of the etf.com Award panel of judges, a group of independent ETF experts from the ETF industry. Judges will recuse themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appear as finalists. Ties will be decided where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. Voting will be complete by March 1, 2024. Results will be kept confidential until they are announced at the etf.com Awards ceremony on April 17, 2024 and published on etf.com. 

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Submission Best Practices

Nominations that provide in-depth details on how they have bettered the ETF industry or given investors opportunities to achieve favorable investing outcomes are preferred. Qualified entries will outline the impact they have had on end investors, and supply judges with supporting detail. All entries related to funds are strictly for U.S.-listed ETFs.


Individual submissions are also considered on completeness, attention to details, and those that provide useful data or stories. Entries that follow these guidelines have a greater probability of progressing to the final rounds.

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