Best ETF Offering: Independent Broker-Dealer Category – 2014
Awarded to the independent broker-dealer offering its reps and advisors the best total offering in the ETF space, including research, data, tools, trading capabilities and education.
Best ETF Research Paper – 2014
Awarded to the published paper from 2014 that most increased our understanding of how ETFs affect investor outcomes, whether in portfolios, markets or broader economic context.
Best ETF Issuer Website – 2014
Awarded to the most informative and user-friendly website by an ETF issuer.
Best Index Provider Website – 2014
Awarded to the most informative and user-friendly website by an index provider.
Best ETF Issuer Capital Markets Desk – 2014
Awarded to the ETF issuer providing the most useful support to advisors for ETF trading.
ETF Strategist of the Year – 2014
Awarded to the ETF strategist/ETF model portfolio provider who has done the most to improve investor outcomes in the previous year. Automated Investment Services are eligible for this award, as they provide managed portfolios en masse to investors.
New ETF Ticker of the Year – 2014
Awarded to the ETF with the best new ETF ticker. The ETF must have launched in 2014 to qualify.
One-Time Awards – 2015 Only
Best Definition of “What is an ETF?” – 50 Words or Less
Awarded to the best definition of “What is an ETF” that uses 50 words or less.
Best Definition of Smart Beta – 50 Words or Less
Awarded to the best definition of smart beta that uses 50 words or less.