Index Provider of the Year – 2016
Awarded to the index provider that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through index introductions, research, adviser support and more.
- ERI Scientific Beta
ERI continues to push the envelope of bringing cutting-edge academic research into the real world. The firm won plaudits for a unique approach to index pricing: It said investors who license its indexes can request the right to pay only when those indexes outperform the benchmark
Always a giant in the field, FTSE was a leading innovator in 2016, supporting a wide array of smart beta and factor innovation in the ETF space.
- Markit iBoxx
With so much growth in fixed income strategies, Markit iBoxx’s role as a leading provider is proving critical to the growth and innovation in that space.
A dominant provider in the ETF equity space, MSCI continues to innovate, pushing the boundaries on single factor, multifactor and SRI themes.
Solactive continues to challenge the status quo in index-land, driving down costs for ETF issuers and other custom index users. It has recently made strides in launching its own branded smart beta indexes as well, and has been innovating across multiple ESG fronts.