Currency-Hedged ‘HEDJ’ Wins ETF Of The Year

March 19, 2015

Category 4: Most Innovative New ETF

 

Awarded to the most groundbreaking and disruptive ETF launched in 2014. This is an ETF that is pushing the envelope in terms of what kinds of exposures can be packaged into an ETF. Only ETFs with inception dates after Jan. 1, 2014, were eligible.

 

Winner: ProShares CDS North American HY Credit (TYTE) and the ProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit (WYDE)

 

The ProShares CDS North American HY Credit ETF and the CDS Short North American HY Credit ETFs are the first U.S.-listed ETFs focusing on betting for or against the high-yield market through the use of index-based credit default swaps.

 

Runners-Up:

  • EGShares Blue Chip ETF (BCHP)
  • iShares Commodities Select Strategy ETF (COMT)
  • Reality Shares DIVS ETF (DIVY)
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises (XSOE)

 

 

Category 5: Best New U.S. Equity ETF

 

Awarded to the most important U.S. equity ETF launched in 2014. Note: Importance is measured by the overall contribution to positive investor outcomes. The award may recognize ETFs that open new areas of the market, lower costs, drive risk-adjusted performance or provide innovative exposures not previously available to most investors. Only ETFs with inception dates after Jan. 1, 2014, were eligible.

 

Winner: iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO)

 

The iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF provides a very cost-effective way to capture companies that have a five-year track record of dividend increases. DGRO is broad, holding more than 300 companies, and makes its constituent selection based on dividends, dividend growth and payout ratio.

 

Runners-Up:

  • Deep Value ETF (DVP)
  • Etracs Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN (FMLP)
  • First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF (AIRR)
  • ValueShares US Quantitative Value ETF (QVAL)

 

 

Category 6: Best New International/Global Equity ETF:

 

Awarded to the most important international or global equity ETF launched in 2014. Note: Importance is measured by the overall contribution to positive investor outcomes. The award may recognize ETFs that open new areas of the market, lower costs, drive risk-adjusted performance or provide innovative exposures not previously available to most investors. Only ETFs with inception dates after Jan. 1, 2014, were eligible.

 

Winner: Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS)

 

The Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF is the first U.S.-listed ETF capturing China's mainland small-cap stocks. The fund uses its RQFII quota to hold stocks comprising the CSI 500 Index.

 

Runners-Up:

  • Deutsche X-trackers Harvest MSCI All China Equity ETF (CN)
  • EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ)
  • iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) and SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (LOWC)
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises ETF (XSOE)

 

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