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William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards - December 9, 2013 - Scottsdale, AZ
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IMN is proud to announce that this year's William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards presented by The Journal of Index Investing, official publication of Global Indexing & ETFs, will take place on Monday, December 9, 2013, during the networking luncheon. The industry's contributions during the past year will be recognized with seven William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards. The winners of the awards will be selected by a panel of the world's leading practitioners and researchers in the field of indexing.

  2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Robert D. Arnott

Chairman & Founder

RESEARCH AFFILIATES, LLC


  2013 William F. Sharpe Awards Winners & Nominees:

Winners listed first and in bold

Indexing Innovation of the Year
  • S&P 500Dynamic VEQTOR Index
  • BlackRock CoRI Indexes
  • ERI Scientific Beta
  • FTSE C├╝rex FX Index Series
  • Interactive Data's Index Services
Indexing Product of the Year
  • MSCI Frontier Markets 100 Index
  • AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index
  • MSCI Quality Indices
  • Russell Geographic Exposure Index Series
  • S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 Index
ETF Innovation of the Year
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (PHDG)
  • Interactive Data's ETF Pricing Services
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund
  • SPDR Barclays EM Inflation Linked Local Bond UCITS ETF
  • SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF
ETF Product of the Year
  • PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (Fund)
  • Barron's 400 ETF
  • FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund
  • FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund
  • IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF
ETF/Indexing Paper of the Year (JII)
  • A Framework for Examining Asset Allocation Alpha (Jason C. Hsu and Omid Shakernia) The Journal of Index Investing, Spring 2013
  • Low Volatility Portfolio Construction: Ranking vs. Optimization (Aye M. Soe) The Journal of Index Investing, Winter 2012
ETF/Indexing Paper of the Year (All)
  • Low - (Economic) Volatility Investing (J. Chong and G.M. Phillips) The Journal of Wealth Management, Winter 2012
  • An Emperical Examination of the Dynamic Linkages of Faith-Based Socially Responsible Investing (A. Dania and D.K. Malhotra) The Journal of Wealth Management, Summer 2013
  • The Surprising Alpha From Malkiel's Monkey and Upside-Down Strategies (Robert D. Arnott, Jason Hsu, Vitali Kalesnik, and Phil Tindall) The Journal of Portfolio Management, Summer 2013
  • An Empirical Analysis of Exchange-Traded Funds (Gerald Buetow and Brian Henderson) The Journal of Portfolio Management, Summer 2012

 


  Past Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Include:
David M. Blitzer

Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee

S&P DOW JONES INDICES

William F. Sharpe

Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford Founder

FINANCIAL ENGINES, INC.

William Brodsky

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE

Kelly Haughton

Former Strategic Director Russell Indexes

RUSSELL INDEXES

Joanne M. Hill Ph.D

Head of Investment Strategy

PROSHARE ADVISORS LLC

Leo Melamed

Chairman Emeritus

CME GROUP

Harry Markowitz

Research Professor & President

HARRY MARKOWITZ ASSOCIATES AND NOBEL LAUREATE IN ECONOMICS

Mark Sladkus

Founder & President

RED LIGHTHOUSE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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  2012 William F. Sharpe Awards Winners
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award:
David M. Blitzer, Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P DOW JONES INDICES

The Journal of Index Investing Paper of the Year:
(http://www.iijii.com)
(R)evolution of Indexing Methods: Why Was Diversification Forgotten?, Summer 2012, by Patrick Gander, Daniel Leveau, and Thomas Pfiffner

Institutional Investor Journals Paper of the Year:
(http://www.iijournals.com)
Rebalancing and the Value Effect, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Summer 2012, by Robert D. Arnott and Denis B. Chaves

Indexing Product of the Year:
S&P 500 Low Volatility Index

Indexing Innovation of the Year:
Citi RAFI Bond Index

ETF Product of the Year:
SPLV Powershares S&P 500

ETF Innovation of the Year:
Horizons Morningstar Hedge Fund Index ETF

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