The ETF industry is over 25 years old and for the past 14, Arlene Reyes, COO of ExchangeTraded Funds.com has led the industry by hosting the Global ETF Awards®. This year the Toroso ETF Think Tank sponsored the event which took place in NYC on July 19th.
This annual event brings industry insiders from all parts of the ETF ecosystem. ETF fund sponsors like State Street, Wisdom Tree, Granite Shares, Van Eck and Exponential ETFs, Index companies like Solactive, INDXX and Triline, Exchanges like NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange, Liquidity firms like Flow Traders and JP Morgan and finally operational service companies like US Bancorp.
As usual the workshops before the awards focused on many interesting topics, but what was clear throughout all the discussions was optimism for continued ETF growth. Panels included discussions on ESG, factor investing, liquidity, blockchain and active ETFs. The speakers truly had a global presence with representation from the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada.