Announcing the Nominations for the 2024 Awards

Announcing the Nominations for the 2024 Awards

The Awards are back for another year of recognizing excellence in the ETF industry.
Edited by: Ron Day is thrilled to announce the finalist nominations for the 2024 Awards. In a record-setting year for ETFs, the Awards are back again to honor the most influential, innovative, and impactful global players in the ETF industry. 

These funds, issuers, providers, and esteemed ETF professionals were selected from a record pool of 1,400 nominations, swiftly outpacing last year’s quantity of nominations. Each nominee was rigorously vetted by the editorial staff to be presented to the seven judges, who were selected to represent a diverse range of expertise and opinion in the ETF industry. Winners from the 17 categories will be announced at the Awards ceremony, to be held at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City on April 17th, 2024.

A New Era of ETFs

The last year set new, ambitious horizons for ETFs. After remaining resilient through the challenges of 2022, 2023 saw stock markets surge, big returns on large-cap investments and hefty inflows to mainstay ETFs such as VOO and SPY. The decade-long struggle for a spot bitcoin ETF reached a fever pitch at the end of the year before receiving SEC approval early in 2024. 

The 2024 awards categories reflect a rapidly evolving industry. New categories for this year’s ceremony are the DEI Award and the Education Provider of the Year. This year’s finalists celebrate longtime industry mainstays, as well as highlight new and exciting players in the ETF field.

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Nominees for the 2024 Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Andrew Schlossberg: President and CEO, Invesco  
  • Bob Pisani: Correspondent, CNBC  
  • Hunter Horsley: Cofounder, CEO, Bitwise Asset Management  
  • Jan van Eck: CEO, VanEck 
  • Joanna Gallegos: Cofounder, BondBloxx  
  • Rory Tobin: Global Head SPDR ETFs, State Street Global Advisors  

ETF of the Year

  • Bitwise Crypto Industry Innovators ETF (BITQ)  
  • Invesco NASDAQ 100 ETF (QQQM)  
  • Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP)  
  • JPMorgan Nasdaq Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPQ)  
  • Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF (CALF)  

Best New ETF

  • Capital Group Core Balanced ETF (CGBL)  
  • Innovator Equity Defined Protection ETF (TJUL)  
  • ProShares S&P 500 High Income ETF (ISPY)  
  • Roundhill Generative AI & Technology ETF (CHAT)  
  • Roundhill Magnificent Seven ETF (MAGS)  

 Best New Smart Beta or Factor ETF  

  • Avantis All Equity Markets Value ETF (AVGV)  
  • Aztlan Global Stock Selection DM SMID ETF (AZTD)
  • iShares Climate Conscious & Transition MSCI USA ETF (USCL
  • SPDR Portfolio S&P Sector Neutral Dividend ETF (SPDG
  • Xtrackers MSCI USA Climate Action Equity ETF (USCA

Best New U.S. Fixed Income ETF  

  • Amplify Samsung SOFR ETF (SOF)  
  • Bondbloxx USD High Yield Bond Sector Rotation ETF (HYSA)  
  • Calamos Convertible Equity Alternative ETF (CVRT)  
  • Calvert Ultra-Short Investment Grade ETF (CVSB
  • Vanguard Short-Term Tax-Exempt ETF (VTES)  

Best New International/Global Fixed Income ETF 

  • Defiance Israel Bond ETF (CHAI
  • Dimensional Global Credit ETF (DGCB
  • Franklin Templeton Western Asset Bond ETF (WABF

Best Thematic ETF of the Year  

  • Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF (XCEM)  
  • Global X Artificial Intelligence & Technology ETF (AIQ)  
  • Sprott Uranium Miners ETF (URNM)  
  • VanEck Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT)  
  • VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH)

Best New U.S. Equity ETF  

  • Fidelity Disruptive Technology ETF (FDTX)  
  • GMO U.S. Quality ETF (QLTY)  
  • ProShares S&P 500 High Income ETF (ISPY)  
  • REX FANG & Innovation Equity Premium Income ETF (FEPI)  
  • Roundhill Magnificent Seven ETF (MAGS) 
  • Astoria US Quality ETF (ROE)

Best New International/Global Equity ETF  

  • Capital Group Dividend Growers ETF (CGDG)
  • CoreValues Alpha Greater China Growth ETF (CGRO)  
  • Matthews Pacific Tiger Active ETF (ASIA)  
  • T. Rowe Price International Equity ETF (TOUS)
  • Sprott Junior Uranium Miners ETF (URNJ) 
  • Kraneshares Global Luxury Index ETF (KLXY)

Best New Active ETF  

  • AB Disruptors ETF (FWD)  
  • Capital Group Core Balanced ETF (CGBL)  
  • Fidelity Disruptive Technology ETF (FDTX)  
  • Panagram BBB-B CLO ETF (CLOZ)  
  • PIMCO Commodity Strategy Active ETF (CMDT) 

Best New ESG ETF  

  • Academy Veteran Impact ETF (VETZ)  
  • CNIC ICE U.S. Carbon Neutral Power Futures Index ETF (AMPD)  
  • Matthews Emerging Markets Sustainable Future Active ETF (EMSF)  
  • Touchstone Climate Transition ETF (HEAT)  
  • Xtrackers MSCI USA Climate Action Equity ETF (USCA)  

New ETF Ticker of the Year  

  • Defiance Israel Bond ETF (CHAI)  
  • MUSQ Global Music Industry ETF (MUSQ)  
  • Strive Enhanced Income Short Maturity ETF (BUXX)  
  • Themes Cybersecurity ETF (SPAM)
  • Touchstone Climate Transition ETF (HEAT) 

ETF Issuer of the Year  

  • Capital Group  
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors  
  • Fidelity Investments  
  • Franklin Templeton  
  • Invesco  
  • VanEck  

New ETF Issuer of the Year  

  • Calamos Investments  
  • Madison Investments  
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management  
  • Panagram Structured Asset Management  
  • Tema ETFs  

Index Provider of the Year  

  • Bitwise Asset Management 
  • Bloomberg Index Services Limited (Bloomberg Indices)  
  • FTSE Russell, an LSEG Business  
  • MarketVector Indexes  
  • MSCI  
  • NASDAQ  
  • S&P Dow Jones Indices  
  • 21Shares 

Education Provider of the Year  

  • ETF Think Tank  
  • eToro   
  • Fidelity Investments  
  • The ETF Institute  
  • Vanguard  

DEI Award  

  • Ethan Powell, Founder, Impact Shares  
  • Karim Chedid, Head of Investment Strategy, iShares EMEA  
  • Ophelia Snyder, Co-founder & President,  
  • Patricia Lizarraga, Managing Partner, Hypatia Capital   
  • Women in ETFs  

Highlights of the 2023 Ceremony

The 2023 Awards brought the greatest of the ETF industry together under one roof at Tribeca Rooftop on May 2nd. 250 accomplished professionals gathered to celebrate the winners, including Joanne M. Hill for the Lifetime Achievement Award and Dimensional Fund Advisors for Issuer of the Year. The JP Morgan Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPI) took home the honor of ETF of the Year. is the single source for ETF intelligence. We provide real-time ETF news and analysis to educate investors and drive financial knowledge in the space. Our personalized and accurate information, alongside industry-leading financial tools, are depended upon to develop winning investment and financial decisions. At, we strive to serve both the individual investor as well as the professional financial advisor to educate and grow the ETF community.