Finalists Announced For 2016 ETF.com Europe Awards

February 20, 2017

Best New Alternatives ETF in Europe – 2016

Awarded to the most important alternative ETF launched in 2016. Note: 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. ETF must be classified by FactSet as an alternatives ETF to qualify.

  • Boost S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures 2.25x Leverage Daily ETP

For investors worried about near term market crises, the new Boost S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures 2.25x Leverage Daily ETP provides a unique tool for hedging out that risk. The fund provides 2.25x exposure to short-term VIX futures.

 

Best New Commodity ETF in Europe – 2016

Awarded to the most important commodity ETF launched in 2016. Note: Importance is measured by the overall contribution to positive investor outcomes. The award may recognize 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. ETFs must be classified by FactSet as a commodity ETF to qualify.

  • BNP Paribas Easy S&P GSCI Energy & Metals Capped Component 35/20 UCITS

This ETF offers broad based exposure to the widely popular GSCI index, but caps exposure to the energy and metals sectors, which can dominate that index compared with the traditional soft commodities.

  • Lyxor Commodities Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB EX-Agriculture TR UCITS ETF

Lyxor’s new ex agriculture ETF is designed for investors who want commodity exposure but don’t feel comfortable holding ags, either because of concerns around their volatility or for ethical reasons. With a fee of just 0.35%, it’s cheap too.

  • UBS ETFs plc - CMCI Ex-Agriculture SF UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc

Similar to the Lyxor fund, this new UBS product provides broad based exposure to the commodity patch but avoids agricultural commodities. The key difference? It hedges its exposure to the euro.

  • WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity UCITS USD

The WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity UCITS ETF aims to outperform the Bloomberg Commodity Total Return Index by selecting contracts in such a way as to maximize the benefits of roll yield and minimize the impact of contango.

  • XACT Ravaror UCITS

Sometimes it pays to go local: This ETF tracks an index of 15 commodities with significant importance to the Nordic economy, making broad based commodity exposure easy to access and own for local investors.

 

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