's ETF Awards Finalists

January 10, 2014

Most Groundbreaking New ETF of 2013

Awarded annually to the most groundbreaking ETF launched in 2013.


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.

Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call (HSPX): HSPX holds a long position in the S&P 500 while selling out-of-the-money calls against that position. What makes HSPX unique is that, unlike competing products, its calls are written out-of-the-money, allowing it to participate in more of the index’s upside movement while still providing income to investors.


ProShares Investment Grade – Interest Rate Hedged (IGHG): IGHG combines a long position in investment-grade bonds with a short hedge in U.S. Treasurys designed to mitigate interest-rate risk, offering exposure to credit and yield while mitigating duration risk.


WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Negative Duration (AGND): AGND is the first ETF to provide a negative-duration strategy with income exposure. The fund combines exposure to the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index with a short Treasury position to create a 5-year target duration.

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


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