Best ETF Issuer Capital Markets Desk
Awarded annually to the ETF issuer providing the most useful support to advisors for ETF trading.
BlackRock’s iShares: BlackRock’s iShares boasts an extremely accessible and experienced capital markets desk, willing and able to help clients of all sizes. A pioneer in the space, BlackRock’s iShares offers a model that many try to follow.
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA): SPY is the standout, but SSgA’s team manages a diverse set of products whose liquidity dominates many of the key segments of the ETF market. Its expanding capital markets desk provides strong support to advisors who care about executions.
WisdomTree: WisdomTree’s small capital markets group is headed by David Abner, consider by many to be the world’s leading authority on ETF liquidity. His work has provided WisdomTree with an unmatched competitive advantage in the space.
Vanguard: Vanguard’s share-class patent gets all the attention, but its securities-lending complex delivers massive value to investors, while its ETFs trade at persistently tight spreads.