Celebrating ETF Achievement

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Join us for a night in New York City with 200+ of the most influential players in the ETF space. This formal gathering will recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the most innovative and impactful industry players across 15 distinct categories. Reserve your ticket today!

2023 Award Nominees

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Eric Balchunas

Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence

Marguerita Cheng

Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Jillian DelSignore

Head of Strategic Growth & Solutions at FLX Networks

Deborah Fuhr

Managing Partner & Founder at ETFGI

Elisabeth Kashner

Director of Global Funds Research at FactSet

Benjamin Lavine

Chief Investment Officer at 3D/L Capital Management

Aniket Ullal

Vice President, ETF Data & Analytics for CFRA

We’ve hand-selected a group of experienced industry professionals who continuously make contributions to expanding the ETF Industry

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Nominations are open to any individual. You do not need to work for or represent a financial organization.

You can submit a nomination by completing our submission form at awards.etf.com/nominations/

Yes, you can submit the same fund for multiple categories if the fund meets the criteria for that specific category.

There is no cost to complete the nomination form.

Nominations can be submitted from anywhere globally; however, all nominated issuers must have ETFs trading on U.S. markets and all nominated ETFs must be trading in the U.S. Any index nominated must underlie a U.S.-listed ETF.

In certain cases, only ETFs with inception dates starting Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2022 are eligible.

Nominations close on Jan. 31, 2023. No exceptions will be made.

Judges will recuse themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appear as finalists.

Judging will be complete by March 15, 2023. Results will then be kept confidential until they are announced at the etf.com Awards ceremony in April 2023 and published on etf.com.

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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, investor or another category.

2023 Nominees

  • Jay Baker – Director of Capital Markets, Exchange Traded Concepts
  • Jan van Eck – Chief Executive Officer, VanEck
  • Joanne M. Hill, Ph.D. – Chief Advisor of Research, Cboe Vest
  • Anna Paglia – Global Head of ETFs and Index Strategies, Invesco
  • Anthony Rochte – Managing Director, Global Head of ETFs, Morgan Stanley

ETF of the Year

Awarded to the ETF that has done the most to improve investor opportunities and outcomes in 2022 by providing access to interesting areas of the market, lowering costs, delivering new exposures or otherwise creating better results for investors.

2023 Nominees

  • AXS Astoria Inflation Sensitive ETF (PPI)
  • Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend Income ETF (DIVO)
  • Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF (PDBC)
  • JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPI)
  • Pacer U.S. Cash Cows 100 ETF (COWZ)
  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD)

Best New ETF

Awarded to the ETF that has done the most to improve investor opportunities and outcomes in 2022 by providing access to interesting areas of the market, lowering costs, delivering new exposures or otherwise creating better results for investors.

2023 Nominees

  • BondBloxx Bloomberg Six Month Target Duration US Treasury ETF (XHLF)
  • Energy & Minerals Group EV, Solar & Battery Materials Futures Strategy ETF (CHRG)
  • Engine No 1 Transform Climate ETF (NETZ)
  • Invesco Electric Vehicle Metals No K-1 ETF (EVMT)
  • US Treasury 3 Month Bill ETF (TBIL)

Best New U.S. Equity ETF

Awarded to the most important U.S. equity ETF launched in 2022.

2023 Nominees

  • Capital Group Growth ETF (CGGR)
  • Distillate Small/Mid Cash Flow ETF (DSMC)
  • Goldman Sachs MarketBeta US 1000 Equity ETF (GUSA)
  • JPMorgan Nasdaq Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPQ)
  • Pacer US Large Cap Cash Cows Growth Leaders Index (COWG)

Best New International/Global Equity ETF

Awarded to the most important international or global equity ETF launched in 2022.

2023 Nominees

  • BNY Mellon Global Infrastructure Income ETF (BKGI)
  • Innovator Gradient Tactical Rotation Strategy ETF (IGTR)
  • Matthews China Active ETF (MCH)
  • Procure Disaster Recovery Strategy ETF (FIXT) (formerly FEMA)
  • VanEck Digital India ETF (DGIN)

Best New U.S. Fixed Income ETF

Awarded to the most important U.S. fixed income ETF

2023 Nominees

  • AllianceBernstein Tax-Aware Short Duration Municipal ETF (TAFI)
  • BondBloxx Bloomberg Six Month Target Duration US Treasury ETF (XHLF)
  • JPMorgan Inflation Managed Bond ETF (JCPI)
  • PIMCO Senior Loan Active ETF (LONZ)
  • Schwab Municipal Bond ETF (SCMB)
  • US Treasury 2 Year Note ETF (UTWO)

ETF Issuer of the Year

Awarded to the ETF issuer that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through product introductions, product performance, fund management, asset gathering, investor support and innovation in 2022.

2023 Nominees

  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • First Trust
  • Innovator ETFs
  • Invesco
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Pacer ETFs
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • Vanguard

New ETF Issuer of the Year

Awarded to the new ETF issuer that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through product introductions, product performance, fund management, investor support and innovation.

2023 Nominees

  • AllianceBernstein
  • BondBloxx
  • Emerge Capital Management
  • NightShares
  • Strategas Asset Management

Best New International/Global Fixed Income ETF

Awarded to the most important international or global fixed income ETF launched in 2022.

2023 Nominees

  • American Century Short Duration Strategic Income ETF (SDSI)
  • BondBloxx JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets 1-10 Year Bond ETF (XEMD)
  • Capital Group Core Plus Income ETF (CGCP)
  • Touchstone Strategic Income Opportunities ETF (SIO)

Best New Active ETF

Awarded to the most important actively managed ETF launched in 2022, regardless of asset class.

2023 Nominees

  • American Century Short Duration Strategic Income ETF (SDSI)
  • Capital Group Dividend Value ETF (CGDV)
  • Capital Group Global Growth Equity ETF (CGGO)
  • Dimensional US Small Cap Value ETF (DFSV)
  • Simplify Managed Futures Strategy ETF (CTA)

Best New ESG ETF

Awarded to the most important ESG ETF launched in 2022.

2023 Nominees

  • Carbon Collective Climate Solutions US Equity ETF (CCSO)
  • Engine No. 1 Transform Climate ETF (NETZ)
  • Franklin Responsibly Sourced Gold ETF (FGLD)
  • iShares Paris-Aligned Climate MSCI USA ETF (PABU)
  • VanEck Green Infrastructure ETF (RNEW)

Best New Smart Beta or Factor ETF

Awarded to the most important smart beta or factor ETF launched in 2022, regardless of asset class, that uses a quantitative, research-driven approach to attempt to deliver superior long-term risk-adjusted returns.

2023 Nominees

  • Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta World Low Vol Plus Equity ETF (GLOV)
  • Hartford Disciplined US Equity ETF (HDUS)
  • Invesco NASDAQ Future Gen 200 ETF (QQQS)
  • Pacer US Large Cap Cash Cows Growth Leaders ETF (COWG)
  • Strive 1000 Dividend Growth ETF (STXD)

Best Thematic ETF of the Year

Awarded to the most important thematic ETF of 2022, as measured by its ability to capture important macro plays that can lead to specific portfolio outcomes.

2023 Nominees

  • Engine No. 1 Transform Climate ETF (NETZ)
  • FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund (GUNR)
  • Hypatia Women CEO ETF (WCEO)
  • Invesco Aerospace & Defense ETF (PPA)
  • iShares Paris-Aligned Climate MSCI USA ETF (PABU)

Index Provider of the Year

Awarded to the index provider that has done the most to improve investor outcomes in 2022 through product introductions, product performance, fund management, investor support and innovation.

2023 Nominees

  • Bloomberg Index Services
  • Indxx
  • MSCI
  • Nasdaq
  • S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Solactive

New ETF Ticker of the Year

Awarded to the new ETF in 2022 with the most clever or evocative ticker.

2023 Nominees

  • God Bless America ETF (YALL)
  • ProShares S&P Global Core Battery Metals ETF (ION)
  • Residential REIT Income ETF (HAUS)
  • Roundhill Cannabis ETF (WEED)
  • Subversive Mental Health ETF (SANE)
  • Subversive Metaverse ETF (PUNK)