Currency-Hedged ‘HEDJ’ Wins ETF Of The Year

March 19, 2015

Category 22: Best Index Provider Website


Awarded to the most informative and user-friendly website by an index provider.

Winner: Edhec Scientific Beta


Edhec Scientific Beta is the only index website to provide do-it-yourself index-building tools, for free. 


Runners Up:

  • Morningstar
  • MSCI
  • Russell
  • S&P Dow Jones



Category 23: Best ETF Issuer Capital Markets Desk


Awarded to the ETF issuer providing the most useful support to advisors for ETF trading.


Winner: BlackRock


Clients highlight BlackRock’s commitment to pre- and post-trade analytics.



  • Deutsche Bank
  • First Trust
  • WisdomTree
  • Van Eck



Category 24: ETF Strategist of the Year


Awarded to the ETF strategist/ETF model portfolio provider that has done the most to improve investor outcomes in the previous year. Automated investment services are eligible for this award, as they provide managed portfolios en masse to investors.


Winner: RiverFront Investment Group


This firm features a seasoned and well-oiled machine that’s devoted to the vast potential of ETFs. The team, assembled at Wachovia and reassembled at RiverFront, is utterly transparent in how it carries out its business, disclosing and explaining trades almost in real time to its clients, creating a compelling metaphor for ETFs themselves.


"We are very excited and humbled about achieving this milestone in our short history,” a company spokesperson told “What is most rewarding to us about achieving this award is the simultaneous deepening of relationships we are forging with financial advisors across the country.”



  • Betterment
  • Sage Advisory Services
  • Wealthfront
  • Windhaven

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