Winners  

Recognising and rewarding outstanding performance in 2021. The winners are announced below. 



Asset Manager Sales, Marketing and Leadership Awards

Sales and Marketing Excellence through the Covid-19 Pandemic

PGIM Investments


Asset Manager Digital Tool of the Year

AllianceBernstein -  AllianceBernstein Digital CoachSM


Content Marketing Strategy of the Year

Vontobel Asset Management - Turning Stones blog


Social Media Leader of the Year

ARK Invest


Asset Manager Podcast of the Year

Alger - The Alger Podcast: Investing in Growth and Change


Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year

Schroders and Prosek Partners - Schroders and Prosek partnered ESG messaging paid media campaign


Asset Manager Website of the Year

WisdomeTree Investments


PR Campaign of the Year

MacMillan Communications - VanEck brand growth



Fund Innovation of the Year

Blackstone - Blackstone Private Credit Fund (BCRED)


Best ESG Asset Manager

Ninety One


Best DEI Initiative of the Year

Janus Henderson


Best Philanthropic Initiative

Polen Capital


Deal of the Year

GTCR and Reverence Capital Partners buying Wells Fargo Asset Management (now Allspring Global Investments)


Fund Marketer of the Year

Columbia Threadneedle Investments global head of marketing Suzanne Lieb


Retirement Leader of the Year

Ascensus


Fund Leader of the Year

Christine Hurtsellers, CEO, Voya Investment Management


ETF Awards

The ETF performance awards will be judged based on 2021 performance and flows. For the newcomer categories funds must be at least $25m in AUM, for the other categories funds must be at least $50m. Newcomer funds must have launched in 2021.


Fixed Income ETF of the Year

JP Morgan Asset Management - JP Morgan Ultrashort Income ETF


Newcomer Fixed Income ETF of the Year

Federated Hermes - Federated Hermes Short Duration Corporate ETF & Federated Hermes Short Duration High Yield ETF


Strategic Beta ETF of the Year

First Trust - First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (RDVY)


Newcomer Strategic Beta ETF of the Year

ASYMmetric ETFs - ASYMshares ASYMmetric S&P 500 ETF (ASPY)


Thematic ETF of the Year

Engine No. 1 - Transform Climate ETF (NETZ)


Newcomer Thematic ETF of the Year

Simplify Asset Management - Simplify Health Care ETF (PINK)


Active ETF of the Year


State Street Global Advisors - SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF (SRLN)


Newcomer Active ETF of the Year

T. Rowe Price - T. Rowe Price U.S. Equity Research ETF (TSPA)


ESG/Impact ETF of the Year

IndexIQ - IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF (IQSU)


Newcomer ESG/Impact ETF of the Year

KraneShares - KraneShares California Carbon Allowance Strategy ETF (KCCA)



Newcomer Alternative ETF of the Year

Innovator ETFs - Innovator's Defined Wealth Shield ETF (BALT)


ETF of the Year

Pacer ETFs - Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF (COWZ)


Newcomer ETF of the Year

AXS Investments - AXS Astoria Inflation Sensitive ETF (PPI)

Newcomer ETF firm of the Year

Engine No.1


ETF Innovation of the Year

Wilshire Phoenix - wShares Enhanced Gold ETF (WGLD)


Sales Success of the Year - ETFs

Avantis Investors - Avantis US Small Cap Value ETF (AVUV)


Newcomer Sales Success of the Year - ETFs


Schwab Asset Management - Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF (SCHY) $174m inflows


ETF Suite of the Year


JP Morgan Asset Management - JP Morgan Active ETFs



Mutual Fund Performance Awards

The mutual fund performance awards will be judged based on 2021 performance and flows.
For the newcomer categories funds must be at least $25m in AUM, for the other categories funds must be at least $50m.
Newcomer funds must have launched in 2021.

Active equities mutual fund of the year *New for 2022*

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management - Vaughan Nelson Select Fund (VNSAX)


Active fixed income mutual fund of the year *New for 2022*

Macquarie Asset Management - Delaware National High Yield Municipal Bond Fund (DVHIX)


Newcomer Active equities mutual fund of the year *New for 2022*

GQG Partners - GQG Partners US Quality Dividend Income Fund 


Active ESG mutual fund of the year *New for 2022*

Impax Asset Management - Pax Large Cap Fund (PXLIX)


Newcomer Active Fixed Income Mutual Fund of the Year *New for 2022*

SEI - tactical Offensive Enhanced Fixed Income Fund 


Newcomer Active ESG Mutual Fund of the Year *New for 2022*

Ecofin - Ecofin Global Energy Transition Fund 



Fund Director Awards


Trustee of the Year

Lorraine Monchak - Pioneer Funds


Independent Counsel of the Year

Mark Parise - Perkins Coie 


Small Board Trustee of the Year

Kathleen Barr - William Blair Funds 


Newcomer Trustee of the Year

Brian Reid - PGIM Funds 




Lifetime Achievement Awards

Marty Wills




Fund Directions Lifetime Achievement

Micheal Van Buskrik




Rising Star  Awards


Amrita Nandakumar - President at Vident Investment Advisory

Amy Roy - Ropes & Gray LLP

Brian Crowell - Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Caroline Griffin - BlackRock

Danius Giedraitis -  J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Emilie Totten - Blue Horizon Software

J. Womack, CAIA - SEI

Jessica D. Cohn -Seward & Kissel

Julia Stoll - MacMillan Sullivan Communications

Melissa Gonzalez - PGIM Investments

Nathan Somogie - Simpson Thacher & Barlett

Sarah Mahmoud - SS&C

Talia Klein  -  BNY Mellon


Hall of Fame

Alger