Finalists Announced For 2016 Europe Awards

February 20, 2017

ETF Provider of the Year for Europe – 2016

Awarded to the ETF issuer that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through product introductions, product performance, fund management, asset gathering, investor support and innovation in 2016.

  • Amundi ETF

Amundi ETF has secured a unique space in the ETF market by launching a wide swath of innovative, low cost ETFs. “More than one-third of its product line” has no competitive product, cited one nomination, arguing that Amundi ETF is one of the most innovative providers in the market.

  • Deutsche Asset Management

Despite a challenging year for its corporate parent, Deutsche Asset Management thrived in the ETF industry, having just celebrated 10 years in the space. In 2016, it continued its push into smart beta, where it now has 28 funds and over 5 billion euros in assets, and converted the majority of its fixed income products from synthetic to physical replication.

  • iShares by BlackRock

“iShares is a dominant force in ETFs, with approximately $1 trillion in assets from over 700 ETPs,” wrote one nomination. In 2016, it extended that leadership by launching multiple innovative products tied to single factors, multiple factors, SRI strategies and thematic approaches.

  • Lyxor ETF

“Lyxor is a proactive ETF issuer, working to find strategies and indices to fit investors’ needs,” said one nomination. Boasting some of the most popular new funds that launched in 2016, Lyxor is widely seen as innovative and sensitive to emerging trends, including socially responsible investing.

  • Vanguard

A massive provider in the US ETF industry, Vanguard made significant strides in Europe in 2016, hoovering up assets as investors sought out low cost ETFs in today’s challenging market environment.


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