Finalists Announced For 2016 Europe Awards

February 20, 2017

Best New ETF in Europe – 2016

Awarded to the most important ETF launched in 2016. Importance is measured by the overall contribution to positive investor outcomes. The award may recognise 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 1 January, 2016, are eligible.

  • Amundi ETF Floating Rate USD Corporate UCITS ETF – Hedged EUR

Amundi’s new floating rate note meets concerns about rising interest rates and mounting currency volatility head on, offering investors a way to gain access to yield without taking on duration risk.

  • iShares Fallen Angels High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS

Fallen angel bonds—investment-grade bonds that have been recently downgraded to junk status—had an amazing year in 2016, and studies suggest they tend to outperform the market over the long-haul. This fund captures that exposure for investors at a low cost.


Launched in July 2016, the iShares MSCI EM SRI UCITS ETF provides exposure to emerging market companies that are best-in-class in terms of managing their environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. With strong returns and a strong purpose, this fund is a good fit for many investors.

  • Lyxor US$ 10Y Inflation Expectations UCITS ETF

One of the most popular new ETFs launched in 2016, pulling in more than £325 million, this new Lyxor ETF solves a major problem with most inflation-linked bond exposures—during periods of inflation, banks often raise interest rates, driving down the price of bonds. This ETF hedges out that interest rate risk, while retaining the upside inherent in inflation-linked bonds.

  • PowerShares FTSE UK High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF

The new PowerShares FTSE UK High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF aims to provide investors with exposure to high yielding stocks without the volatility that can accompany that investment. Why have just one factor when you can have exposure to two?


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