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.
- AJ Bell
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.
- 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."