And The 2016 Europe Awards Winners Are ...

April 27, 2017

Best ETF Custodian in Europe – 2016: Brown Brothers Harriman

Brown Brothers Harriman has won first prize for its diligent service, efficient back-office operations and the ultimate safeguarding of investor capital.

The market leader, which operates on a global scale in terms of ETFs, is known for working closely with customers and making strides with thought leadership activities.

  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Northern Trust
  • State Street


Best UK Adviser Platform For ETFs – 2016: Novia

Novia is a familiar and trusted name among the UK adviser community. It has also pleased advisers for offering an increasing number of passive funds on its platform for reasonable costs, and has added multicurrency ETFs in sterling, U.S. dollar and euro denominations. The platform also offers extensive information on what ETFs are, how the platform trades them and information on each of the product providers.

It also recently moved to offer fractional dealing on ETFs, meaning portfolio managers could buy the exact percentage of shares they wanted, through its discretionary fund manager Copia Capital Management.

Finalists included:

  • AJ Bell
  • Ascentric
  • Cofunds
  • Winterflood


Best ETF Investor – 2016: Twenty20 Investments

Twenty20 Investments was one of the earliest firms to move into the ETF space, and founder Allan Lane is a respected voice—as well as critic—within industry circles. He has partnered with providers to launch custom, innovative ETFs, and his evidence-based investment strategy, according to one nomination, shines through in well-diversified portfolios. His appeal for more products, such as sterling-denominated and hedged ETFs, has spurred on providers to provide those solutions.

Finalists included:

  • Copia Capital Management
  • Feri Trust
  • Price Bailey
  • Secure Wealth Management

Allan Lane said of Twenty20 Investments' win: "We are humbled and surprised to win. Five years ago, IFAs were not on board with our ETF portfolio approach. We had staying power in an industry, and we went through an era where nobody supported what we were about. We were determined and worked hard."


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