ETF Express celebrates American winners

In the first physical event, actually meeting in a room, in three years due to Covid, the ETF Express team were very pleased to be based in New York this week, celebrating the great and the good of the US ETF industry at a rousing party at the Metropolitan Club.

Winners from the issuer world were pre-selected by our database partners, Trackinsight,, while service providers were selected through a nomination process. Both short lists were then opened to the public vote and the firms with the most votes win. The result is a genuine vote from peers, supported by a robust methodology.

To view all the winning firms please click here.

I was also very pleased to be interviewed on the New York Stock Exchange floor by Doug Yones, head of ETFs at the exchange.

To watch the film, please click here.

Other news this week included a chat with Andrew Beer of Dynamic Beta, whose managed futures ETF is enjoying a right place, right time, moment. His assets have grown from USD60 million to over a USD1 billion in less than a year. Managed futures are an essential not an optional, he says.

Bloomberg’s Athanasios Psarofagis sent us a note this week on what he is calling the Vanguard effect on European ETFs where the lowest price is proving to be right. “Recent market declines have spurred a shift toward the cheapest funds,” Psarofagis writes.

Beverly Chandler, Managing Editor

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Companies in this issue

Capital Group
Dynamic Beta
First Trust Advisors
New York Stock Exchange
T Rowe Price


The fund is part of Dynamic Beta’s hedge fund replication strategy range, represents Beer’s passionate views that hedge fund replication strategies are the only way to go forward for investors who want hedge fund like returns combined with low fees.
He writes that the cheapest ETFs are rapidly gaining market share in Europe. “We expect the shift away from more expensive products to accelerate as poor performance and redemptions in active mutual funds make cost a bigger priority for investors. Flows into ETFs have surpassed those of mutual funds every month this year as Vanguard’s growth pressures industry fees,” he says.
First Trust was busy in the US this week, launching three ETFs, based on the growth strength index, aerospace and defence and the rising dividend achievers’ index.


In a year which has thrown unprecedented challenges at asset managers, with both fixed income and equities experiencing drawdowns and volatility, ETFs in the US are on course to have their second highest inflows.
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