Solactive wins inaugural ETF Stream Awards as Index Provider of the Year
Solactive is delighted to announce that it was voted the Index Provider of the Year in the inaugural ETF Stream Awards. It was the first time ETF leading publication ETF Stream launched an award, which aims at bringing together the ETF ecosystem and acting as a barometer of success in the industry. Solactive’s submission revolved around its low-cost offering, thematic Indices, and ESG solutions.
Solactive demonstrated its multi-asset approach throughout the year 2021 within the indexing industry. This strategy is reflected in the company’s consistent aspiration to deliver superior indexing quality and innovative index concepts, which are also cost-effective. Solactive’s staff is dedicated to developing cutting-edge quantitative and thematic index strategies, as well as delivering added value for issuers of structured products.
In order to offer broader scope to investors, the company’s cost-efficient indices allowed Amundi to expand, in September 2021, its Prime ETF range with another low-cost ETF, the Amundi Prime Emerging Markets UCITS ETF. The ETF replicates the performance of the Solactive GBS Emerging Markets Large & Mid Cap USD Index. As part of the Solactive Global Benchmark Series, the index intends to track the performance of the large and mid-cap segment covering approximately the largest 85% of the free-float market capitalization in the Emerging Markets.
Furthermore, Solactive highlights its involvement in ESG, which leverages on longstanding business with asset managers actively asking for ESG compliant benchmarks or indices. The company serves as the provider of yet another flagship climate-oriented solution:the world’s first Paris-aligned Bond ETF, released by Tabula Investment Management at the beginning of the year 2021.
In September 2021, Lyxor Asset Management launched its Lyxor Corporate Green Bond (DR) UCITS ETF, tracking the Solactive EUR USD IG Corporate Green Bond TR Index. With this ETF, investors can align their corporate bond portfolio with net-zero goals by adding only those corporate bonds to their portfolio that contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Steffen Scheuble, Chief Executive Officer of Solactive, comments: “We are extremely happy to win the first ETF Stream Awards as Index Provider of the Year. An honor delivered by such a leading publication in the ETF world definitely bears testament to our dedication to remain at the very front of innovative index development and bring the best solutions to our clients every day. We are thankful to our collaborators and partners and we congratulate all the winners of the awards.”