2020 ETF.com Awards

May 01, 2021

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 began with open nominations, which started Jan. 21, 2021, and closed Feb. 28, 2021. Interested parties were invited to submit nominations via the publicly available survey form. Self-nominations were accepted. Nominators could nominate in as many categories as they liked. You cannot win if you were not nominated, and no nominations are accepted after the deadline. There are no exceptions to these rules.

Step 2
Following the open nominations process, the ETF.com Awards Nominating Committee—made up of ETF.com editorial staff—reviewed nominations. Nominations were screened for eligibility (appropriate timing and category). If more than five unique entries were received in the nomination process, the members of the Nominating Committee ranked their top five, resulting in a final slate for each category. Votes were resolved on a majority basis, and ties broken where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. If ties could not be broken, more than five finalists were allowed. The Nominating Committee completed its work by March 10, 2021. The nominees were published on ETF.com.

Step 3
Winners among these finalists were selected by a majority vote of the ETF.com Awards Selection Committee, a group of independent ETF experts from throughout the ETF community. Committee members recused themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appeared as finalists. Ties were decided where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. Voting was completed by March 20, 2021, but results were kept confidential until they were announced at the ETF.com Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, April 20.

2020 Awards Selection Committee

  • Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg Intelligence
  • John Davi, Astoria Advisors
  • Jillian DelSignore, FLX Distribution
  • Blair DuQuesnay, Ritholtz Wealth Management
  • Deborah Fuhr, ETFGI
  • Nate Geraci, ETF Prime/ETF Store
  • Lois Gregson, FactSet
  • Ben Johnson, Morningstar
  • Elisabeth Kashner, FactSet
  • Ben Lavine, 3D/L Capital Management
  • Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA
  • Shana Sissel, Spotlight Asset Group

20209 Award Winners

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BEST NEW ACTIVE ETF
Matt Hougan American Century Focused Dynamic Growth ETF (FDG)
ETF OF THE YEAR BEST THEMATIC ETF
ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health ETF (EDOC)
BEST NEW ETF, BEST NEW U.S. EQUITY ETF BEST NEW ETF TICKER OF THE YEAR
Invesco NASDAQ Next Gen 100 ETF (QQQJ) SoFi Weekly Income ETF (TGIF)
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL EQUITY ETF ETF ISSUER OF THE YEAR
Dimensional International Core Equity Market ETF (DFAI) ARK
BEST NEW U.S. FIXED INCOME ETF BEST NEW ETF ISSUER
Vanguard ESG U.S. Corporate Bond ETF (VCEB) Dimensional Fund Advisors
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL FIXED INCOME ETF INDEX PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Global X Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMBD) MSCI
BEST NEW ESG ETF INDEX OF THE YEAR
TrueShares ESG Active Opportunities ETF (ECOZ) NASDAQ Next Generation 100 Index
BEST NEW SMART BETA OR FACTOR ETF  
iShares U.S. Small Cap Value Factor ETF (SVAL)  

 

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