Nominations Open For 2018 ETF.com Awards

December 03, 2018

AWARD CATEGORIES FOR 2018

Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded annually to one living individual for outstanding long-term contributions to ETF investor outcomes, whether from a position of media, regulation, product provider, investor or other category.

Note: Previous winners are not eligible.

ETF of the Year – 2018

Awarded to the ETF that has done the most to improve investor opportunities and outcomes in 2018 by providing access to interesting areas of the market, lowering costs, delivering new exposures or otherwise creating better results for investors.

Note: There is no requirement for this award regarding when this fund was launched.

Best New ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important 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 are eligible.

Most Innovative New ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most groundbreaking and disruptive ETF launched in 2018. This is an ETF that is pushing the envelope in terms of what kinds of exposures can be packaged into an ETF.

Best New U.S. Equity ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important U.S. equity 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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as a U.S. Equity ETF to qualify.

Best New International/Global Equity ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important international or global equity 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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as an Equity ETF, but not a U.S.-focused Equity ETF, to qualify.

Best New U.S. Fixed-Income ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important fixed-income 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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as a U.S. Fixed-Income ETF to qualify.

Best New International/Global Fixed-Income ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important international or global fixed-income 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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as a Fixed Income ETF, but not a U.S.-focused Fixed Income ETF, to qualify.

Best New Commodity ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important commodity 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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as a Commodity ETF to qualify.

Best New Currency ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important currency 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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as a Currency ETF to qualify.

Best New Alternatives ETF – 2018

Awarded to the most important alternatives 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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as an Alternatives ETF to qualify.

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 are eligible. ETF must be classified by FactSet as an Asset Allocation ETF to qualify.

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 are 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.)

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 are eligible. ETF must be classified as “Active per SEC” by FactSet to qualify.

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