Asia ETF Awards 2019
Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF Awards
17 Sep 2019 | The Asset
Best ETF Provider, Asia
 
Yuanta Securities Investment Trust
Yuanta Securities Investment Trust wins best ETF provider in Asia for the third year in a row. It is a regional market leader and the largest in its home market of Taiwan. Yuanta Securities Investment Trust has established itself as an ETF solution provider and continues to expand its business and innovate its product lines.
 
Best ETF Providers
 
By Country/Territory
 
Australia
 
Winner
 
BetaShares
 
 
As a leading Australian manager of ETFs, BetaShares now offers a wide range of products on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). It has also been involved in the evolution of ETFs, helping drive the adoption of ETFs as an important part of the mainstream investment management landscape.
 
Highly Commended
VanEck
 
 
VanEck has been expanding its footprint and opened an office in Singapore in 2018 to better serve its clients. VanEck recorded strong growth during the awards period with a number of new ETFs launched.
 
CHINA
 
Winner
 
China Asset Management Company
 
 
China Asset Management Company expanded aggressively in the ETF business during the awards period and recorded 56% growth in AUM. With a number of new products launched, the company is active in product innovation.
 
Highly Commended
 
E Fund Management
 
 
As one of the top players in terms of AUM, E Fund Management offers a wide range of ETF products. It manages some of the biggest ETFs in China and is active in innovating new solutions catering to its clients’ needs.
 
Hong Kong
 
Winner
 
CSOP Asset Management
 
 
As the first Chinese offshore fund house, CSOP Asset Management has won a major market share in Hong Kong. During the awards period, CSOP Asset Management launched the first HK dollar money market ETF in Hong Kong and the first US dollar money market ETF in Asia.
 
Highly Commended
 
CHINA
 
Asset Management (Hong Kong)
 
 
China Asset Management (Hong Kong) continued to generate good performance in 2018. The company’s flagship ETF is strong in liquidity and tracking quality.
 
Malaysia
 
Winner
 
AmInvest
 
AmInvest has continued to dominate the Malaysian market as the largest ETF provider. It is leading the market in product innovation and recorded strong performance in 2018, with steady ETF AUM growth. AmInvest is also active in ESG-related initiatives and thought leadership. 
 
Highly Commended
 
Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad
 
 
Affin Hwang Asset Management launched a new ETF during the awards period to capture investors’ increasing interest in China, attracting more investors. 
 
TAIWAN
 
Winner
 
Yuanta Securities Investment Trust
 
Yuanta Securities Investment Trust continued to generate strong growth in AUM in 2018, taking the leadership in Taiwan ETF market in terms of AUM and market share. In 2018, Yuanta Securities Investment Trust launched six new products and has been actively exploring new initiatives for the Taiwan market.  
 
 
 
Highly Commended
 
Cathay Securities Investment Trust
 
 
With a complete ETF investment solution, Cathay Securities Investment Trust has been expanding its ETF product line to meet the needs of Taiwan investors. In 2018, Cathay Securities Investment Trust launched Taiwan’s first AI-related theme-based ETF and became the first Taiwan issuer to launch a global multi-time-zone portfolio ETF.
 
Vietnam
 
VietFund Management
 
As the leading ETF issuer in Vietnam, VietFund Management operates the largest domestic ETF, which was made available for Thailand investors in December 2018. VietFund Management is also active in educating the market.
 
Best ETF Participating Dealer
 
By Country/Territory
 
Singapore
 
DBS Vickers Securities
 
DBS Vickers Securities continued to grow its business in the Singapore market as an ETF participating dealer. In 2018, its revenue growth exceeded its target. The bank also became the participant dealer for some of the new ETFs in the market.
 
Taiwan
 
Yuanta Securities
Yuanta Securities has been active in multiple facets of the pre-and-post-listing process of new ETF issuances in the assessment period as a major participating dealer in Taiwan. Last year, Yuanta Securities signed participation agreements with the majority of the ETFs in the Taiwanese market.
 
Best ETF Market Maker
 
ASIA
 
Jane Street
Jane Street holds large market shares in Asian markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Jane Street expanded its trading significantly last year and saw the volume more than double compared to that of 2017. 
 
By Country/Territory
 
Hong Kong
 
Haitong International Securities Group Limited
 
With its own in-house automated trading system for ETF market-making, Haitong International Securities has been quickly expanding its business in Hong Kong. It has participated in a number of market consultations organized by Hong Kong regulators and occupied a sizable market share in terms of Hong Kong-listed ETF turnovers
 
TAIWAN
 
Winner
 
SinoPac Securities
 
SinoPac Securities is especially strong in bond ETFs market making, providing exclusive services in Taiwan. It has a major market share in Taiwan and covered the majority of the newly-listed ETFs in Taiwan last year.
 
Highly Commended
 
Yuanta Securities
 
Yuanta Securities has been actively involved in all kinds of activities from the primary to the secondary market. In 2018, the company recorded double-digit profit growth in revenue, providing customer-oriented services.
 
Best ETF Broker
 
ASIA
 
DBS Vickers Securities
 
As an Asian agency broker for institutional and retail clients, DBS Vickers Securities saw strong business growth in 2018, with institutional business recording outstanding performance. In addition to innovative initiatives in 2018, the bank is also active in researching and educating the market.
 
By Country/Territory
 
Singapore
 
DBS Vickers Securities
 
DBS Vickers Securities continued to expand its business in its home country in 2018. The bank provides a full suite of services and innovative solutions, and has partnered with SGX in catering to the rising interest in a regular savings plan for ETFs.
 
TAIWAN
 
Yuanta Securities

With a large client base in Taiwan, Yuanta Securities is Taiwan’s largest integrated brokerage with a double-digit market share. In 2018, the company’s ETF volume growth exceeded that of the market. Yuanta Securities has been servicing its clients with a large and comprehensive brokerage branch network.
 
Best ETF Custodian
 
ASIA
 
HSBC
 
 
HSBC is one of the leading custodians for ETF providers in Asia, servicing clients in markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Thailand. The bank’s one-stop shop service is used by some of the top ETFs in the region.
 
Hong Kong
 
Winner
 
HSBC
 
 
As the largest ETF custodian in Hong Kong, HSBC strengthened its market position during the awards period, supporting several asset managers in launching innovative ETFs. HSBC has also dominated the leveraged and inverse ETF market in Hong Kong.
 
Rising Star
 
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
 
 
Being one of the longest standing and largest privately-owned banks in the US, Brown Brothers Harriman is now expanding its footprint in Asia and has quickly set up itself as a global custodian and administrator for ETF issuers in Hong Kong.
 
Taiwan
 
Citi
During the awards period, Citi won a significant number of new ETF mandates, representing more than half of the total number of ETFs scheduled to be launched in 2019 by leading SITE fund companies in Taiwan.
 
Best Index Provider for ETFs
 
ASIA
 
Winner
 
FTSE Russell
FTSE Russell indices are used by global ETF issuers. With a transparent approach combining rules-based, research-driven methodologies and independent governance, the company offers a wide range of indices to ETF issuers.
 
Highly Commended
 
S&P Dow Jones Indices
 
S&P Dow Jones Indices works closely with ETF providers in Asian markets and has a number of initiatives with Taiwan ETF providers. Major ETF providers in Asia have been launching new ETFs based on the company’s indices. 
 
CHINA
 
China Securities Index
 
With a number of ETFs, including some of the largest ones in China, tracking the indices produced by China Securities Index, the company demonstrates strong capabilities in product design and customization.
 
Most Innovative ETF Product
 
By Country/Territory
 
Hong Kong
 
CSOP Asset Management
CSOP Hong Kong Dollar Money Market ETF
 
This is the first Hong Kong Dollar money market ETF in Hong Kong, meeting investors’ demand for cash management in a bear market.
 
Taiwan
 
Capital Investment Trust
Capital ICE International 15+ year US Emerging Markets External Sovereign ETF
 
This is the first emerging market (EM) sovereign bond ETF in Taiwan. Unlike other emerging market bond funds in the market, this product is fully comprised of EM sovereign bonds.
 
Capital Bofa Merrill Lynch 15+ year US Telecommunications Index ETF
 
 
 
The product is the first and only US telecommunications bond ETF in Taiwan. It tracks the BofA Merrill Lynch 15+ Year US Telecommunications Index.
 
Cathay Securities Investment Trust
Cathay Nasdaq CTA Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF
 
This is Taiwan’s first artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics themed ETF.
 
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