Nominations Open For 2015 Awards

December 01, 2014

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Winners among these finalists will be selected by a majority vote of the 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,

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 Awards Dinner.


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.




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