's ETF Awards Finalists

January 10, 2014

Best New ETF of 2013
Awarded to the most important ETF launched in 2013.


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 January 1, 2013, are eligible.

db X-Trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares (ASHR): ASHR is the first U.S. ETF offering direct access to the China A-share market without the use of derivatives.

Vanguard Total International Bond (BNDX): BNDX brings a truly global bond option to ETF investors for the first time, at very low costs.

SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan (SRLN): As investors hunt for yield in a low—but rising—interest-rate environment, SRLN offers access to the top credit tier of global bank loans, with active credit management providing some assurance against default in its floating-rate securities.

WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (USDU): USDU provides sensible exposure to a basket of foreign currencies based on dynamic rules, leading to a more representative, less concentrated basket than traditional products linked to the U.S. Dollar Index.

Vident International Equity ETF (VIDI): VIDI brings a principles-based global product rooted in a sound methodology, targeting international markets that have the underlying conditions to support growth. What makes VIDI unique is that the product was built on a bespoke basis for Ronald Blue & Co., a financial and investment planning firm based in Atlanta.


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