Full List Of 2019 ETF.com Award Finalists

February 20, 2020

[Editor’s note: With the country and world facing extraordinary circumstances, we are delaying the announcement of winners until a date to be determined.]


2019 was a big year for ETFs, which had their second biggest asset haul ever in a calendar year and saw all sorts of exciting innovation extending investor access to interesting areas of the market.

Finalists for the entirety of the 2019 awards are listed below. This year, we have separated the service provider awards from the general awards for individual ETFs and issuers.

The nomination period closed Jan. 4. 

The methodology for the ETF.com Awards is at the bottom of the story.



Index Provider of the Year – 2019

Awarded to the index provider that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through index introductions, research, advisor support and more.


ICE (Intercontinental Exchange)

Solactive AG




Index of the Year – 2019

Awarded to the index that has done the most to provide new ways of considering investment strategies, opportunities or ideas.

           Cboe Global Indexes - Cboe S&P 500 Target Outcome Indexes

Life + Liberty Freedom 100 Emerging Markets Index

MSCI USA ESG Leaders Index

Solactive AG - Solactive Genomics Index


ETF Liquidity Provider of the Year – 2019

Awarded to the ETF liquidity provider (including market maker, authorized participant, agency broker, etc.) that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through education, support, services, innovation and outreach.

Citadel Securities

Jane Street



ETF Custodian of the Year – 2019

Awarded to the ETF custodial firm offering the best and most innovative service to clients.

Bank of New York Mellon

Brown Brothers Harriman

State Street

US Bank


Best Online Broker for ETF-Focused Investors – 2019

Awarded to the online brokerage offering the best package for ETF-focused investors. This award will consider commission-free trading options, education materials, supporting services and other factors.

Fidelity Investments

Interactive Brokers



TD Ameritrade



Best ETF Platform – 2019

Awarded to the wirehouse, broker-dealer, online platform or other service provider that offers its reps and advisors—or individual investors—the best total offering in the ETF space, including research, data, tools, trading capabilities and education.


Charles Schwab

iShares by BlackRock

TD Ameritrade



Best Index Provider Website – 2019

Awarded to the most informative and user-friendly website by an index provider.

Alpha Architect

iShares by BlackRock

Syntax Indices


Best ETF Issuer Capital Markets Desk – 2019

Awarded to the ETF issuer providing the most useful support to advisors for ETF trading.

Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM)

iShares by BlackRock

Nuveen Capital Markets Desk

Vanguard ETF Capital Markets Desk


ETF Investor of the Year – 2019

Awarded to the ETF strategist, model portfolio provider, automated investment service or institutional investor that has done the most to improve investor outcomes in 2019. This can include novel approaches, education, results and advocacy.


Chuck Self

Corey Hoffstein

Mike Venuto


ETF Law Firm of the Year – 2019

Awarded annually to the law firm that has done the most to push the ETF industry forward, including driving new and innovative products through the SEC, advocating for the industry and the rights of investors, and improving outcomes for investors.

Chapman and Cutler

K&L Gates

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Ropes & Gray


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