Currency-Hedged ‘HEDJ’ Wins ETF Of The Year

March 19, 2015

Category 7: Best New Fixed-Income ETF

 

Awarded to the most important fixed-income 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: ProShares CDS North American HY Credit (TYTE) and the ProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit (WYDE)

 

The ProShares CDS North American HY Credit and 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:

  • FlexShares Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index (SKOR)
  • Global X GF China Bond ETF (CHNB)
  • iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB | C)
  • Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON)

 

 

Category 8: Best New Commodity ETF

 

Awarded to the most important commodity 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: The AdvisorShares Gartman Gold ETFs (GEUR) (GYEN)

This suite of AdvisorShares Gartman gold ETFs targets gold prices against non-U.S. dollar currencies. GEUR targets gold denominated in euros; GYEN targets gold denominated in yen.

 

Runners-Up

  • Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ)
  • PowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy ETF (PDBC)

 

 

Category 9: Best New Currency ETF

 

There are no nominees in this category this year.

 

 

Category 10: Best New Alternatives ETF

 

Awarded to the most important alternatives 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: ProShares Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETF (ALTS)

 

The ProShares Morningstar Alternatives Solution tracks an index of seven alternative ETFs, issued by ProShares, offering diversified exposure to the alternative space. The index allocates to the ETFs with an optimizer that aims to maximize risk-adjusted returns. The optimizer assumes investors have existing positions in stocks and bonds.

 

Runners-Up:

  • Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF (GAA)
  • First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF (FTLS)
  • PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio (LALT)
  • ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF (FUTS)

 

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