Annual Awards for Closed-End Funds, ETF's & Analysts



Within the context of the Annual Capital Link Forum on Closed-End Funds and Global ETFs, we also organize annually two categories of Awards.

The first category is the Closed-End Funds and the ETP/ETF Awards, aimed to identify and recognize those fund sponsors and executives who consistently apply high standards of financial disclosure, investor and shareholder relations and product innovation. The Awards are based on nominations by a committee of analysts and industry specialists who actively follow CEFs and ETP/ETFs. There are separate Nominating Committees for CEFs and ETFs.

The second category of Awards is the CEF & ETP/ETF Analyst Awards aimed to recognize those firms and individual analysts who contribute the most to the development of the CEF and ETP/ETF sectors with their research work. The Awards are based on nominations by a committee of industry participants from CEFs and ETFs. There are separate Nominating Committees for CEFs and ETFs.

Capital Link is not part of any Nominating Committee.

The Awards are presented during the luncheon of the Annual Capital Link Forum on Closed-End Funds and Global ETFs which is organized every April in New York City.

The Awards receive wide recognition and publicity.


 

Most Innovative Closed-End Fund In 2015

To the Fund Sponsor who came up with the most innovative product in 2015


• Nuveen High Income 2020 Target Term Fund 
(JHY)
 

Best Shareholder Relations By A US Closed-End Fund Issuer In 2015

To the Fund Sponsor investing in US securities and who practices best financial disclosure and is proactive in shareholder communications


• Nuveen Investments

 

Best Shareholder Relations By A International Closed-End Fund Issuer In 2015

To the Fund Sponsor investing in Non-US securities and who practices best financial disclosure and is proactive in shareholder communications

• Aberdeen Asset Management

 

For Contribution To The Closed-End Fund Sector In 2015

Awarded to an individual for his/her contribution to the Closed-End Fund sector in 2015


• David Lamb, Senior Vice President, Global Structured Products
- Nuveen Investments





 

Most Innovative Exchange-Traded Product In  2015

To the Fund Sponsor who came up with the most innovative product in 2015


• SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL)

 

Best Shareholder Relations By A ETF/ETP Sponsor In 2015

To the Fund Sponsor who practices best financial disclosure and is proactive in shareholder communications


• iShares / BlackRock

 

For Most Innovative Index / Index Based ETP In 2015

To the Index Provider who came up with the most innovative index/index based ETP in 2015


• Morningstar Exponential Technologies Index (VT)

 

For Contribution To The Exchange-Traded Fund Sector In 2015

Awarded to an individual for his/her contribution to the ETF sector in 2015


• Reggie Browne, Senior Managing Director, ETF Group - Cantor Fitzgerald


 

 

 

Best Research Analyst For Closed-End Funds In 2015

Awarded to the Analyst that had the best research coverage & contribution to the Closed-End Fund sector in 2015
 

• Elias Lanik, Senior Closed-End Fund Analyst - BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research








Best Research Analyst For Exchange-Traded Products In 2015

Awarded To The Analyst That Had The Best Research Coverage & Contribution To The ETP/ETF Sector In 2015

• Michael Jabara, Managing Director And Head Of ETF And Closed-End Fund Research - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management














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