Solactive awarded Index Provider of the Year 2016 at the ETF.com Europe Awards

Solactive, the innovative German index provider, is proud to announce that another award has been added to the company’s growing collection. On Thursday 27th of April, Solactive and MSCI tied for Index Provider of the Year 2016 in occasion of the ETF.com Europe Awards, an event organised by ETF.com and Inside ETFs.

The award was assigned to the two companies for their contributions to the indexing space in 2016. Specifically, Solactive has been rewarded for driving down costs for ETF issuers and other index users with custom benchmarks, while innovating across the smart beta and ESG fronts.

This award comes after a number of wins accumulated over the previous months. In 2016, the Solactive ETF Services division received the 2016 Acquisition International Excellence Award for ETF Service Provider of the Year. In February 2017, the Solactive Sustainable Development Goals World Index won Smart Beta Strategy of the Year at the Europe Structured Products & Derivatives Award 2017. And in March 2017, the mtn-i Americas Award for US Deal of the Year USD1m was given to Solactive to reward the Solactive SPG US Low Carbon Leaders Index, underlying the US Low Carbon Leaders Index-Linked Notes.

The last two years have indeed been very exciting for Solactive. The company has successfully managed to widen its portfolio of indices by bringing to market Solactive-branded benchmarks and smart beta strategies in both the equity and fixed-income spaces, while enlarging its ESG and thematic offering.

Steffen Scheuble, CEO, Solactive AG, commented: “It is an honour to be named Index Provider of the Year by ETF.com and Inside ETFs. This award is a huge confirmation of our goal to change the indexing space with a unique combination of an aggressive pricing model, high quality and fast service. I would like to thank all of our clients and employees who enabled us to win this award.”

Established as a customised index provider, Solactive has grown to become a key player in an environment that has traditionally been dominated by a few established companies. By combining cost-efficiency and customisation, Solactive serves more than 350 clients globally and calculates over 3,500 indices. As of April 2017, approximately USD 100 billion were invested in products linked
to indices calculated by the Company, among which 250 ETFs.