Winners to be Announced at the 8th Annual Global ETF® Awards Dinner & Workshop April 26, 2012, in New York City, Hyatt, New York

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The 8th Annual Global ETF Awards® reflects outstanding achievements in 2010 by ETF industry participants. There will be a half-day workshop prior to the awards dinner in order for industry professionals from various parts of the world to discuss issues of common interest. Some of the topics include the evolution of ETF Products and Indexes internationally, regulatory issues currently affecting the markets, ETF-like vehicles and Actively-Managed ETFs, ETNs, ETC’s managing risk and volatility, leveraged products, and emerging markets., a US-based information website, will be announcing the winners of the 2012 Global ETF® Awards following a half-day Workshop on April 26, 2011.

The event begins in the afternoon with the Workshop, which will feature two distinct sessions -- the "Investors Discussion Forum" and the "Industry Discussion Forum". Each forum is designed to educate and to facilitate discussions on issues ranging from trading strategies for investors to new product developments and global regulatory challenges. Speakers from the US, Canada, European, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin American marketplace will be sharing their experiences using ETFs and ETNs in their respective markets. There will be 2 special general sessions. General Session 1 will cover the current ETP marketplace, trends and developments. Session 2 –Will cover the regulatory landscape and discuss how upcoming regulatory changes may change the ETP marketplace.

Complimentary passes are available to qualified industry professionals.

The Workshop concludes with a cocktail reception that will be held before the Awards dinner.
Speakers include: Mark Abssy, Senior Index & ETF Manager, INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES EXCHANGE, Natalia Bandera, Director, BARCLAYS - New York , Reginald M. Browne, Managing Director, Listed Derivatives Trading, KNIGHT EQUITY MARKETS, L.P., Stephen Cook, Chief Operations Officer, BNY MELLON - STRUCTURED FUNDS BUSINESS , Deborah Fuhr, Partner, ETF GLOBAL INSIGHT, Joseph Keenan, Managing Director & Global Head of ETFs, John Jacobs, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NASDAQ OMX GROUP, INC., David Krein, Senior Director, Product Development & Analytics, DOW JONES INDEXES , Ed McRedmond, Senior VP - Institutional & Portfolio Strategies, INVESCO POWERSHARES , Thorsten Michalik, Managing Director and Global Head of db X-trackers and db-X ETC, Kris Monaco, Head of New Product Development, INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES EXCHANGE , Kathleen Moriarty, Partner, KATTEN LAW, Sean O’Hara, Managing Director, PACER FINANCIAL, Kevin Quigg, Global Head of SPDR ETF Strategy and Consulting, SSgA, LLP, Richard Radnay, Co-founder/CTO XTF Inc., Nitin Rakesh ,Managing Director & CEO, MOTILAL OSWAL ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD., Bernardus Roelofs, Global Head ETF Sales Trading, FLOW TRADERS ASIA PTE. LTD, Konrad Sippel, Head of the Global Product Development and Sales, STOXX LTD, Jason Unger, Managing Director, GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS, LLC, Don Suskind , Product Manager, PIMCO among others..

The lead sponsor of the Global ETF Awards Dinner® and Workshop is BNY MELLON Asset Services. Platinum Sponsors include: FlowTraders, International Securities Exchange. Knight Equity Group will host the cocktail reception. Other sponsor firms include Barclays, Brown Brothers Harriman, Dow Jones, NASDAQ OMX, SPDR’s (SSGA), STOXX, XTF.

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