Category 18: Best Online Broker for ETF-Focused Investors
Awarded to the online brokerage offering the best package for ETF-focused investors. This award will consider commission-free trading options, education materials, supporting services and other factors.
Winner: TD Ameritrade
TD Ameritrade’s tool set is second to none, and its commitment to commission-free ETFs—selected independently—is commendable.
- Charles Schwab
- Interactive Brokers
Category 19: Best Wirehouse ETF Offering
Awarded to the wirehouse that offer its reps and advisors the best total offering in the ETF space, including research, data, tools, trading capabilities and education.
Winner: Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley's well-rounded offerings set the standard at wirehouses with solid due diligence, trading expertise and portfolio models.
- Merrill Lynch
- Wells Fargo
Category 20: Best ETF Offering For RIAs
Winner: Charles Schwab
Charles Schwab has been a leader in supporting ETF-focused financial advisors for years, from good basic services and commission-free trading to standout model portfolios from Windhaven.
- Commonwealth Financial
- LPL Financial
Category 21: Best ETF Issuer Website
Awarded to the most informative and user-friendly website by an ETF issuer.
BlackRock's now-streamlined fund pages offer top-level portfolio information at a glance, with more detailed holdings and returns information available to download. Tools, white papers and blogs round out a very-well-developed website.
- First Trust
- Van Eck