ETF - CAPABILITY AWARDS

CAPABILITY AWARDS

The categories available in 2018 are:

BRAND OF THE YEAR

This category is not open for self-nomination. Nominations are made strictly by the panel of jurors and being voted by the jurors based on their experience with the provider, support and service received, end-user familiarity, performance consistency, trading volume, digital access, research materials, and support.  A Brand Popularity Index ranking will also be drawn on all the providers to be integrated to the overall weighting.

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Ethics and business conscience are becoming increasing important to investors, especially millennials who feel they are responsible for the well-being of this planet. Good corporate citizenship goes beyond simply donations or volunteering, and looks at the intangible value created by companies that address key environmental issues, human capital issues and corporate governance issues.
At our paper submission portal, please answer a brief questionnaire, attach the documents listed, and describe in a maximum of 1,500 words how your firm excelled in the following:

  • Environmental: contribution to reducing carbon emissions, product carbon footprint, electronic waste, water stress, and improving energy efficiency and raw material sourcing.
  • Social: ensuring employees’ health and safety, financial product safety and quality, human capital development, privacy and data security, and governing the supply chain labor standards and labor management.
  • Governance: putting policies in place for business ethics, including preventing fraud and corruption; ensuring corporate governance has a key role in the board structure and compensation formulas; having women’s representation on the board; ensuring shareholders’ rights; and ensuring financial system stability.
  • Social Impact: Pursuing activities that positively impact the community or humanity in general, through business activities or philanthropic endeavors.

To substantiate your case, you may attach further documents and indicate links to a video, but please do not upload videos as the judges may find it a hassle to download.

MOST INNOVATIVE ETF

The Most Innovative ETF Award recognizes a provider that demonstrates excellence in problem-solving and brings unique value propositions to investors. These propositions could include risk mitigation, income generation, diversification, exposure to inaccessible markets and securities, or other challenges. This award will be given to a provider who can demonstrate successful execution of strategies that may include the use of covered calls, shorting, duration reduction, applying different screens, combination of indices, etc.
At our paper submission portal, please answer the questionnaire and attach the documents listed. To substantiate your case, you may attach further documents and indicate links to a video, but please do not upload videos as the judges may find it a hassle to download.