Winners Announced at the 8th Annual Global ETF Awards

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Awards Given out in 20 Categories for Outstanding Achievements in the Global ETP: Industry Inaugural Nate Most Greatest Contributor to the ETF Market Award Announced

The 8th Global ETF Awards® dinner held by US based was a tremendous success. ETF professionals from all over the world attended the half-day educational Workshop and Awards presentation in New York City at the Hyatt New York April 26, 2012.

The event began in the afternoon with a Workshop, which featured two sessions--the Investors Discussion Forum and the Industry Discussion Forum. Topics ranging from the evolution of ETF Products and Indexes internationally, regulatory issues currently affecting the markets, actively-managed ETFs, ETNs, ETC’s managing risk and volatility, leveraged products, and emerging markets were discussed.

Speakers included: 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, Ozgur Guneri, CEO, FINANS PORTFOY, Joseph Keenan, Managing Director & Global Head of ETFs, Ted Hood, CEO, SOURCE , 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 agenda is available for viewing at

The Workshop concluded with a cocktail reception prior to the awards dinners.
The 8th Global ETF Awards® winners were based on over 520 organizational votes cast from the international ETP Marketplace and statistical data provided by BlackRock, Christos Costandinides and Shan Lan, of Deutsche Bank Global Markets Research ETF Research team , Deborah Fuhr, Partner, ETF GLOBAL INSIGHT, and Marco Polo XTF Inc.
The Inaugural Nate Most Greatest Contributor to the ETF Market was awarded to James Ross, Senior Managing Director of SSGA and Director of SSGA Funds Management, Inc.
Winner of the Best Service Provider Award -The Americas-Bank of New York Mellon, Northern Trust and State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited tied for Best Service Provider Europe. The Most Recognized ETF Brand Award in the Americas-SPDRs, In Europe-db x-trackers and iShares tied for Most Recognized ETF Brand and the winner for Asia-Pacific was China 50 ETF. Most Innovative ETF Product Award-Americas-, In Europe-db x-trackers Deutsche Bank and Nomura Voltage Mid-Term Source ETF tied for first place and in the Asia-Pacific Region- Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares NASDAQ-100 ETF. Most Innovative ETF Index Provider Award-Americas-Dow Jones, In Europe-STOXX and in Asia-Pacific-MSCI. Deutsche Bank won for Most Widely Utilized ETF Research (statistical) in the Americas, Europe Region and Asia-Pacific Regions. iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN won in the Americas for Most innovative ETP. db Physical Gold SGD Hedged ETC won the Most Innovative ETF Hybrid Product award for Europe. Most Proactive ETF Exchange-Americas-NYSE Euronext , Europe-Deutsche Börse who has won this award and in Asia-Pacific-Korean Stock Exchange. Knight won for Market Maker in the Americas, Flow Traders won for Market Maker in Europe and Asia Pacific regions.

A complete list of the awards winners of the 8th Annual Global ETF Awards® winners are posted on and

Sponsors of 8th Annual Global ETF Awards® Dinner & Workshop:

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

The 8th Annual ETF Global Awards Dinner® & Workshop was hosted and organized by and coordinated By: by the Optimal Networking Event, LLC.

About primary goal is to provide information regarding product aspects of ETFs. Since its inception in 1997, has been providing information on global ETF, ETC and ETN products on its website. Information on the site consists of product descriptions, products listed on international exchanges, industry info and events, interviews from industry leaders and news. It is the host of the ETF Global Awards® Dinner and Workshop. The purpose of the ETF Global Awards® Dinner and Workshop is to recognize those who have contributed to the development of the ETF industry world-wide and welcomes industry participants from the international community to discuss their respective markets.

Contact: Arlene Reyes - acreyes(at)exchangetradedfunds(dot)com


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