Best Index Provider Website in Europe – 2016: MSCI
MSCI’s new digital makeover is an “innovative website [which] provides a one stop index resource and tools center,” wrote one nomination.
Its country heatmaps and informative research papers are second to none in the industry, and the judges decided that its insights and high-quality design merited this award.
- ERI Scientific Beta
- Markit iBoxx
- SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd
Best ETF Liquidity Provider in Europe – 2016: Jane Street
Jane Street claimed the prize for providing the best education, support, services, innovation and outreach in a category of liquidity providers including market makers, authorized participants and agency brokers.
The winner handled $1.4 trillion in ETF trades last year, and has doubled its European trading volume last year in Europe to more than $270 billion. It has also seeded nine new ETFs and was highlighted in the nominations process for automating its RFQ process and helping convert bond portfolios into ETF shares.
- BNP Paribas
- Susquehanna International Group (SIG)
Best ETF Lawyer in Europe – 2016: Maples and Calder
Maples and Calder was celebrated for its contribution to the ETF industry through diligent service and pushing effective products in a responsible and timely way into the marketplace.
In terms of the number of funds it advises on and the new funds set up last year, Maples and Calder is Ireland’s market leader, and is steadily increasing its market share.
The firm specializes in fund development, developing and structuring financial indices for UCITS vehicles, as well as cross-border structuring and other services.
- William Fry