And The 2016 Awards Winners Are …

March 30, 2017

Best ETF Issuer Website: BlackRock’s iShares

Awarded to the most informative and user-friendly website by an ETF issuer.

BlackRock’s iShares has won the award for Best ETF Issuer Website every year since started handing out prizes for accomplishments in the ETF space, and it’s not hard to see why. The attractively designed site offers a wealth of information, not only about the firm’s individual ETFs, but about investment and portfolio construction ideas.

Finalists included:

  • db X-trackers
  • IndexIQ
  • KraneShares
  • Vanguard
  • WisdomTree

Best Index Provider Website: MSCI

Awarded to the most informative and user-friendly website by an index provider.

MSCI’s website is a can’t-lose combination of high-quality design together with exceptional, institutional-quality research and insights around world-renowned core indexing capabilities.

Finalists included:

  • ERI Scientific Beta
  • S&P Dow Jones

Best ETF Issuer Capital Markets Desk: Goldman Sachs

Awarded to the ETF issuer providing the most useful support to advisors for ETF trading.

While New York-based Goldman Sachs may be a bit new to the ETF issuer space, its prowess as a capital markets participant is unparalleled. Goldman’s strategy is to bring institutional-caliber products to the market for every class of ETF investor.

Finalists included:

  • Deutsche Asset Management
  • FlexShares
  • J.P. Morgan
  • State Street Global Advisors

Best ETF Strategist: Newfound


Awarded to the ETF strategist or model portfolio provider that has done the most to improve investor outcomes in the previous year.

Newfound’s innovative new model portfolios are designed to tackle three crucial trends in the advisory space: a desire for simplicity; a need for low-cost solutions; and a demand for blended approaches of passive and active management. The QuBe portfolios effectively serve as an outsourced chief investment officer for advisors looking for customized solutions without having to manage multiple portfolios.

Finalists included:

  • Beaumont Capital
  • Cambria Investments
  • CLS Investments
  • Sage Advisory


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