3rd Annual ETF.com Awards In Photos

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And The ETF.com Awards Winners Are ...

The third annual ETF.com Awards took place in New York on March 16, with Deutsche Asset Management walking away with ETF of the Year for DBEF, and Jonathan Steinberg, CEO and founder of WisdomTree, winning the "Lifetime Achievement Award."

The event, held at the Lighthouse Restaurant at Chelsea Piers on the edge of the Hudson River in Manhattan, was attended by about 225 ETF executives and financial industry luminaries.

(Photos by Tayo Ola)

The third annual ETF.com Awards took place in New York on March 16


Beaumont Capital's David Haviland and Courtney Bartlett get the party started


EGShares’ Robert Holderith


ETF.com's David Lichtblau works the crowd


More than 200 people attended this year's event


Schwab's Eric Pollackov and Thomas Hagstrom


WisdomTree's Jeremy Schwartz and FactSet's Dave Nadig catch up on the latest


InsideETFs' Matt Hougan takes the stage


The night's keynote speaker, Aaron Klein, CEO of Riskalyze, offers a fresh take on risk-based investing


Best ETF: Deutsche Asset Management won the award for Best ETF for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF (DBEF). Deutsche Bank’s Alex Depetris accepted the award.


Pacer Financial won the Best New ETF (People’s Choice) Award for the Pacer Trendpilot 750 (PTLC). Accepting the award were (from left to right) Pacer’s Michael Mack, Bruce Kavanaugh and Sean O’Hara from Inside ETFs’ Matt Hougan and John Swolfs.


Pacer Financial won the Most Innovative New ETF Award for the Pacer Autopilot Hedged European ETF (PAEU). Pacer’s Joe Thomson and Sean O’Hara accepted the award from John Swolfs and Matt Hougan of Inside ETFs (from left to right).


Goldman Sachs won for Best New U.S. Equity ETF for the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity (GSLC). Accepting the award on behalf of the firm were (from left to right) Eric Halper, Tony Kelly and Alex von Obelitz from Inside ETFs’ Matt Hougan and John Swolfs.


Best New International/Global Equity ETF
Emerging Global Advisors won Best New International/Global Equity ETF for the EGShares EM Core ex-China ETF (XCEM). President and Founder Robert Holderith accepted the award and is pictured here (center) with John Swolfs (left) and Matt Hougan (right) of Inside ETFs.


Vanguard Group won Best New U.S. Fixed-Income ETF for the Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond ETF (VTEB). The award was accepted by Richard Powers, pictured at far right.


Emily Sutton accepted the award for Best New International/Global Fixed-Income ETF for the SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL) on behalf of State Street Global Advisors.


Jeremy Schwartz accepts the award for Best New Commodity ETF for the WisdomTree Coal ETF (TONS) on behalf of WisdomTree.


Jay Baker (center) of Exchange Traded Concepts, on behalf of Hull Tactical Funds, accepts the award for Best New Alternatives ETF for the Hull Tactical ETF (HTUS).


Paul Somma (left), on behalf of Credit Suisse, accepts the award for Best New Asset Allocation ETF for the Credit Suisse X-Links Multi-Asset High Income ETN (MLTI).


Goldman Sachs won Best New Smart Beta/Factor ETF for the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap (GSLC). Pictured here are Tony Kelly and Eric Halper of Goldman Sachs; John Swolfs of Inside ETFs; Alex von Obelitz of Goldman Sachs; and Matt Hougan of Inside ETFs.


Deutsche Asset Management won Best ETF Issuer; pictured here is the team accepting the award.


Tony Kelly (far left), Eric Halper (second from left) and Alex von Obelitz (far right) accepted the Most Innovative ETF Issuer Award on behalf of Goldman Sachs.


John Hancock Investments won Best New ETF Issuer. Accepting the award were (from left to right) York Lo, Todd Cassler and Jeff Duckworth from Inside ETFs’ Matt Hougan and John Swolfs.


MSCI won Best Index Provider. The award was accepted by Steve Kreichman and Christine Berg (center left and center right).


S&P Dow Jones Indices won Best Index for the S&P 500 Index. Accepting the award were Ross Wiedman (far left) and M. Lisa Morrone (second from right).


Cantor Fitzgerald won Best ETF Liquidity Provider. Accepting the award were Cantor’s Darren Taube (far left), Eric Lichtenstein (second from right) and Reggie Browne (far right).


Charles Schwab won Best Online Broker for ETF-Focused Investors. Accepting the award were Kaitlyn Downing (center left) and Thomas Hagstrom (center right).


UBS won Best ETF Offering: Wire House. Tim Bosek (second from left) and Greg Trinks (far right) accepted the award on behalf of the company.


Raymond James won Best ETF Offering: Independent Regional Broker-Dealer. Glenn Flego (center) accepted the award on behalf of the company.


PricewaterhouseCoopers won Best ETF Research Paper for “ETFs 2020: Preparing for a New Horizon.” The award was accepted by Bill Donahue (center).


BlackRock’s iShares won Best ETF Issuer Website. Michael Ramirez (center) accepted the award.


MSCI won Best Index Provider Website, with Chirag Shah (center left) and Steve Kreichman (center right) accepting the award.


BlackRock's iShares won Best ETF Issuer Capital Markets Desk, with Michael Ramirez (center left), Nicole Hunter (center) and James Winslow (center right) accepting the award.


RiverFront Investment Group and Sage Advisory Services were tied for Best ETF Strategist. Pete Quinn (center) accepted the award on behalf of RiverFront.


Oakeson Steiner Wealth & Retirement won Best ETF Advisor. The award was accepted by Douglas Oakeson (center).


Employees Retirement System of Texas won Best Institutional ETF User. Andrew Okun (center) accepted the award.


Van Eck’s Market Vectors’ arm won Best New ETF Ticker for CRAK, otherwise known as the Market Vectors Oil Refiners ETF. Gregory Dahlberg (center) accepted the award.


Jonathan Steinberg, founder and CEO of WisdomTree, won the Lifetime Achievement Award and spoke at the event.

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