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William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards - December 7, 2015 - Scottsdale, AZ
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  Conference Description

IMN is proud to announce that the 2015 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 7, 2015, 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.

  2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Deborah Fuhr

Managing Partner & Co-founder

ETFGI



  2014 William F. Sharpe Awards Winners & Nominees:

Winners listed first and in bold

Indexing Innovation of the Year:
  • Morgan Stanley Multi-Strategy Alternative Index
  • NASDAQ International BuyBack Achievers Index
  • S&P 500 Stock Covered Call Index
  • STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index
Indexing Product of the Year:
  • S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Horizon Index
  • MSCI Quality Mix Indexes
  • MSCI USA IMI Sector Indexes
ETF Innovation of the Year:
  • PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio
  • MS Scientific Beta Global Equity Factors UCITS ETF
  • ProShares Investment Grade
  • SPDR MSCI World Quality Mix ETF
ETF Product of the Year:
  • ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NOBL)
  • Fidelity MSCI Sector Index ETFs
  • First Asset Morningstar US Value Index ETF (XXM)
  • IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF
The Journal of Indexing ETF/Indexing Paper of the Year:
  • "Methodology Using Nonlinear Regression Models with Kelly Criterion to Determing Optimal ETF Investment Strategies: An Application to the S&P500", Ji Zhou, Hye Yeon Kim, and Jeffery Peirce (Spring 2013)
  • "Smart Beta 2.0", Noel Amenc and Felix Goltz (Winter 2013)
  • "Value Investing: Smart Beta versus Style Indexes", Jason Hsu (Summer 2014)
Institutional Investor Journals (All) ETF/Indexing Paper of the Year:
  • "Can Alpha Be Captured by Risk Premia?", Jennifer Bender, P. Brett Hammond, and William Mok (The Journal of Portfolio Management, Winter 2014)
  • “A Study of Low-Volatility Portfolio Construction Methods”, Tzee-man Chow, Jason C. Hsu, Li-lan Kuo, and Feifei Li (The Journal of Portfolio Management, Summer 2014)
  • "Are Flows Costly to Etf Investors?", Brian J. Henderson and Gerald W. Buetow (The Journal of Portfolio Management, Spring 2014)
  • "Low- (Economic) Volatility Optimization", James Chong and G. Michael Phillips (The Journal of Wealth Management, Winter 2013)

 


   Past Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Include:
William F. Sharpe

Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford Founder

FINANCIAL ENGINES, INC.

Lee Kranefuss

CEO

THE KRANEFUSS GROUP LLC & ETF OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS LLP

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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