ETF Stream has revealed the shortlist for its inaugural ETF awards on 2 December at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
The awards will act as a barometer of success for the ETF industry with 16 carefully crafted categories giving firms from across the entire ecosystem a chance of winning.
Following a rigorous assessment of the nominations, the editorial team at ETF Stream including editor Tom Eckett and strategic adviser David Stevenson selected the shortlist.
Subsequently, the judging panel of 10 external experts from across the European ETF market analysed the submissions and cast votes to determine who will be the winner of each award.
The 10 judges are:
Irene Bauer, CIO, Algo-Chain
Matt Brennan, head of investment management, AJ Bell
Detlef Glow, Head of Lipper EMEA Research, LSE
Kenneth Lamont, senior analyst, passive strategies, Morningstar
James McManus, CIO, Nutmeg
Andrea Murray, head of business development, Blackwater Search & Advisory
Wayne Nutland, head of managed index solutions, Premier Miton
Tara O'Reilly, co-head of asset management and investment funds group, Arthur Cox
Athanasios Psarofagis, ETF analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
Keshava Shastry, head of ETF committee, Investment Association
Sam Ridley, managing director at ETF Stream, commented: "We are very pleased to be announcing the shortlist for our inaugural awards. This year, we recognised 26 firms and 17 ETFs for their excellent performance and this quality is demonstrative of the high standards that have been set by the European ETF industry and all of its participants.
"I wish all of the shortlisted entries the best of luck and look forward to the awards ceremony where we will find out the winners and have an opportunity to celebrate afterwards."
The winners will be announced on 2 December. You can find out more about how to attend here.
Here in full is the shortlist for the ETF Stream Awards 2021:
ETF issuer of the year
HSBC Asset Management
Xtrackers by DWS
Best new ETF issuer (come to market after December 2017)
ESG ETF issuer of the year
HSBC Asset Management
ETF launch of the year
Amundi iCPR Euro Corp Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF (PABC)
ETF of the year
Most innovative ETF of the year
HANetf S&P Global Clean Energy Select HANzero UCITS ETF (ZERO)
WisdomTree Carbon (CARB)
Fixed income ETF of the year
Thematic ETF of the year
BNP Paribas Easy ECPI Global ESG Blue Economy UCITS ETF (BLUE)
Index provider of the year
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Market maker of the year
ETF administrator of the year
HSBC Securities Services
Exchange of the year
ETF buyer of the year
Titan Asset Management
ETF data provider of the year
Best ETF educational content
Blackwater Search & Advisory
Outstanding contribution to ETFs