Best New International/Global Equity ETF of 2013
Awarded to the most important international or global equity 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.
KraneShares CSI China Internet (KWEB): KWEB aims to offer a pure play on Chinese Internet companies, a relevant offering as the massive middle class emerges in that country.
Market Vectors Israel (ISRA): ISRA offers a broader definition of what an Israeli firm is than existing competitors, providing a unique view on a unique market.
Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation (ROBO): ROBO offers the only robotics-themed fund—a timely offering as machines replace human labor more and more.
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth (EMCG): EMCG offers an alternate take on the emerging markets consumer space compared with existing funds, looking beyond the two main consumer sectors to include companies focused on local emerging market domestic consumption. It applies fundamental screens to enhance its investability.
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.