Index Provider of the Year
Awarded to the index provider that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through index introductions, research, advisor support and more.
Bloomberg: As a new entrant into indexing, Bloomberg is leveraging its unique access to data to create better indexes for all investors—particularly in the difficult arenas of fixed income and currencies.
CRSP: CRSP made the transition from theoretical to practical by designing a practical, rules-based and academically sound set of indexes for Vanguard.
EDHEC: EDHEC, through the ERI Scientific Beta effort, is pioneering not just academic understanding of “smart beta,” but a model for open-sourcing the index process itself.
FTSE: FTSE continues to innovate across the equity markets, with new exposures and approaches, including to emerging markets.
MSCI: MSCI has been unwilling to rest on well-deserved laurels, developing, among other things, the first indexes designed to weight firms by their economic exposure to different countries.