• Alex Pettee, CFA

Hoya Capital Named Finalist for ETF.com Awards

Our team at Hoya Capital is graciously honored to highlight that the Hoya Capital Real Estate's recent ETF launch was named the Most Successful & Innovative ETF Launch of 2019 by ETF Express! Additionally, our ETF was just named one of five finalists for the upcoming 2019 ETF.com Awards in three categories including Best New Equity ETF and Most Innovative New ETF. Hoya Capital was also named a finalist for New ETF Issuer of the Year!

ETF Express Award Methodology

Awards are based on a “peer review system” whereby ETF Express readers – including institutional and high net worth advisors, managers, and other industry professionals at fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians, and advisers – are invited to elect a “best in class” in a series of categories via an online survey. There were 1,202 votes cast in total. ETF Express worked with Algo-Chain to pre-select ETF Providers in each category based on investment performance during the twelve month period of May 2018-May 2019 leading up to the award selection. Subjective categories did not have pre-selected categories. In each category, the firms with the most votes at the end of the voting period are subject to a final review by ETF Express’s Senior Editorial team. Awarded on October 24, 2019. 


ETF.com Award Methodology

Winners are selected in a three-part process designed to leverage the insights and opinions of leaders throughout the ETF industry. Step 1: The awards process began with open nominations, which started Dec. 4, 2019, and closed Jan. 4, 2020. Step 2: Following the open nominations process, the ETF.com Awards Nominating Committee—made up of ETF.com editorial staff—reviews nominations. Nominations are screened for eligibility (appropriate timing and category). If more than five unique entries are received in the nominations process, the members of the Nominating Committee will force-rank their top five, resulting in a final slate for each category. Votes will be resolved on a majority basis, and ties broken where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. If ties cannot be broken, more than five finalists are allowed. The Nomination Committee completed its work by Jan. 10, 2020. Shortly thereafter, the nominees were be published on ETF.com. Step 3: Winners among these finalists will be selected by a majority vote of the ETF.com Awards Selection Committee, a group of independent ETF experts from across the ETF community. Committee members will recuse themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appear as finalists. Ties will be decided where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. Voting will be complete by Jan. 31, 2019, but results will be kept confidential until they are announced in March, and published in the April ETF Report.

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