Winners among these finalists will be selected by a majority vote of the ETF.com Awards Selection Committee, a group of independent ETF experts from throughout the ETF community. Committee members will recuse themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appear as finalists. Ties will be decided where possible with head-to-head runoff votes.
The members of the Selection Committee:
Jim Wiandt, Founder & CEO, ETF.com
Phil Mackintosh, Managing Director, KCG
Kim Arthur, Founding Partner, Main Management
Mike Vogelzang, President & Chief Investment Officer, Boston Advisors
Benjamin Blaisdell, Managing Director & Investment Solutions Executive, US Trust
Jason Nicastro, Senior Research Analyst, LPL Financial
Voting will be complete by Jan. 21, but results will be kept secret until they are announced at the ETF.com Awards Dinner.
AWARD CATEGORIES FOR 2015
Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded annually to one living individual for outstanding long-term contributions to ETF investor outcomes, whether from a position of media, regulation, product provider or investor. Previous winners are not eligible.
ETF of the Year – 2014
Awarded to the ETF that has done the most to improve investor opportunities and outcomes in 2014, by opening new areas of the market, lowering costs, delivering new exposures or otherwise creating better options for investors. There is no requirement on when this fund launched.
Best New ETF – 2014
Awarded to the most important ETF launched in 2014.
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 Jan. 1, 2014, are eligible.