ETF Express Awards (2011-2015) were decided by the votes of ETF Express subscribers, who include investors as well as managers and other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, custodians, advisers and distributors. For the ETF Express US Awards 2020, issuers we nominated from a pre-selected shortlist based on data provided by Bloomberg. Voting for the eventual winners was conducted via an online poll of the entire ETF Express readership, carried out over a period of several weeks.

The award selection process follows three steps: 1) an open nominating process; 2) a “Nominating Committee” narrows the nominees to a maximum of five in each category; and 3) a “Selection Committee” of independent ETF experts votes on the winners. For 2015 awards, the Nominating Committee was composed of senior members of’s editorial and analytics departments. For 2017 awards, the Nominating Committee was made up of senior leaders at, Inside ETFs, and FactSet. For 2019 awards, the Nominating Committee was made up of editorial staff.

Fund Intelligence Mutual Fund Industry & ETF Awards: The winners are comprised of the individuals and firms who were nominated via the online submission process and through recommendations from market participants. Judges used the submitted application material, as well as any uploaded supplemental information, to make a determination on the firm, individual or product they believed to be the most suitable and deserving winners for each category. ETFs launched by Jan 1 of the year preceding the award date were eligible for entry.