Press Release

CFRA Named Best ETF Research Provider By the Global Readership of ETF Express

01 October 2020
NEW YORK, October 1, 2020 – CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent investment research announced today that it has been named the winner of the “Best ETF Research Provider” award in the ETF Express US Awards.

“We are thrilled that the readers of ETF Express have recognized the innovative and unique approach that CFRA brings to the ETF research space,” said Todd Rosenbluth, Director of Mutual Fund & ETF Research with CFRA. “As the ETF industry continues its rapid growth, it is crucially important that investors have access to unbiased, holdings-level research to help them make sense of their investment options. We could not be more gratified with the responses we continue to receive from the marketplace and are always working to make our forward-focused, proprietary fund research and specialized ETF data the most powerful it can be.”

The determination was made by the readers of ETF Express, who voted for candidates across dozens of issuer and service provider categories. The finalist lists were based on a survey of more than 100 ETF issuers and other key industry participants. Voting for all winners was conducted using an exhaustive online poll of the entire ETF Express readership, which was carried out over a period of several weeks.

“CFRA is very happy to accept this award from ETF Express,” said Giles Flower, Head of Global Sales and Marketing at CFRA Research. “Utilizing our top-notch ETF research methodology and market-leading ETF data, we continue to strive to provide the best possible research for our clients to identify ETFs with consistent records of success in both up and down markets.”

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ETF Express is one of six specialist newswires covering the whole range of asset management, published by Global Fund Media, and is 20 years old. The European ETF awards have just enjoyed their 11th outing, while this is the second outing for the US ETF awards. These are the first ETF Express awards to be done in partnership with Bloomberg, who pre-selected the nominated ETF issuers. ETF Express is read by a global audience of investors and members of the ETF eco-system in a live digital format and a weekly newsletter.

CFRA is one of the world’s largest providers of independent investment research. Through a differentiated methodology blending forensic accounting and fundamental equity research, CFRA empowers sophisticated investment professionals, advisors, and risk managers with actionable analysis and proven results.

CFRA’s ETF ratings methodology reflects the unique nature of ETFs, apart from Mutual Funds, and the rapid changes within the ETF space through an advanced machine-learning-based solution that considers critical factors across Reward, Risk and Cost sub-categories to assess a fund’s position relative to peers. This unique approach enables investors and advisors to identify ETFs with consistent records of success in both up and down markets, which is beneficial as the return of volatility seems likely to be on the horizon. the data used to power CFRA’s ETF rating methodology is built upon proprietary ETF data from CFRA’s acquisition of First Bridge Data in August 2019. With CFRA’s First Bridget ETF data, clients can access the industry’s most comprehensive database of ETF constituent holdings data, reference and classification data, investment analytics, and daily pricing, flows, and statistics.

CFRA’s global research team of 75 analysts critically evaluates industries, funds, and companies of interest to help over 2,000 clients, including the world’s leading institutional investors, wealth advisors, corporations, academics, and governments, to make sound investment and business decisions.

Founded in 1994, CFRA is privately held with offices in or near New York, London, Kuala Lumpur, Charlottesville, Denver, and Washington, D.C. In October 2016, CFRA acquired and has since fully integrated the Equity and Fund Research business from S&P Global.

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