Finalists For The Annual ETF.com Awards

January 31, 2019

12. Best New Asset Allocation ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important ETF launched in 2018 that combines exposure to multiple asset classes. 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 Dec. 31, 2017 were eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as an Asset Allocation ETF to qualify.                                               

Amplify EASI Tactical Growth ETF (EASI)               

WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund (NTSX)

Amplify Black Swan Growth & Treasury ETF (SWAN)      

Global X TargetIncome 5 ETF (TFIV)                                                                        

                                                               

13. Best New Smart-Beta or Factor ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important new ETF launched in 2018, regardless of asset class, that uses a quantitative, research-driven approach to attempt to deliver superior long-term risk-adjusted returns. 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 Dec. 31, 2017 were eligible. ETF must be classified as a Smart-Beta strategy by FactSet to qualify. (Please note: Despite the FactSet categorization, currency-hedged exposures do not qualify.)                                                             

Fidelity Low Duration Bond Factor ETF (FLDR)    

iShares Evolved U.S. Sector ETFs (Series) (IECS)                

U.S. Diversified Real Estate ETF (PPTY)  

Xtrackers Russell 1000 U.S. QARP ETF (QARP)     

IQ Short Duration Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF (SDAG)                

 

14. Best New Active ETF – 2018                                                

Awarded to the most important new actively managed ETF launched in 2018, regardless of asset class. 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 Dec. 31, 2017 were eligible. ETF must be classified as “Active per SEC” by FactSet to qualify.           

AI Powered International Equity ETF (AIIQ)

WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund (DWMF)   

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Multifactor Fund (EMMF)

iShares Evolved U.S. Sector ETFs (Series) (IECS)

JPMorgan Ultra-Short Municipal Income ETF (JMST)       

Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF (VFMF)

 

15. Best New ESG ETF – 2018                                                     

Awarded to the most important ESG ETF launched in 2018. 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 Dec. 31, 2017 were eligible.                                               

iShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (EAGG)

Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF (ESGV)      

Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (JUST)

InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETF (PRID)                      

Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF (VSGX)    

                               

16. Thematic ETF of the Year – 2018                                       

Awarded to the most important “thematic” ETF of 2018, as measured by its ability to capture important macro plays that can lead to specific portfolio outcomes. Note: There is no requirement for this award regarding when this fund was launched.                           

Invesco BulletShares ETFs (BSAE)

Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF (IBD)

Amplify Online Retail ETF (IBUY)

VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO)

EventShares U.S. Policy Alpha ET (PLCY)

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