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London/Berlin, 31.03.2023

An evening for winners at London’s Tower Bridge

XENIX celebrated with the UK index fund and ETF industry the first edition of its ETF AWARDS UK at the Hilton London Tower Bridge. XENIX collaborated with CCData at the inaugural event in London.

Expert Talks and a Celebration of the Best UK ETFs

The awards evening began with expert discussions. Rosanna Grimaldi, LSEG, emphasized that sustainable trackers are a good choice for retail investors, even though the regulatory framework for ESG ETFs will continue to evolve. Paolo Giulianini, Vantage Capital Markets, and Patrick Thomson, Virtu Financial, discussed current trading trends for ETFs in an unusual and volatile bond market in the “Traders Panel.” They both see that many ETF investors have recently been favoring mostly risk-averse or defensive investments in short-duration corporate or government bond ETFs.

The XENIX ETF AWARDS UK 2023 are awarded to outstanding index trackers (traditional index funds and indexed ETFs) which, according to XENIX, currently have the best qualitative rating in their respective peer groups in the UK market. XENIX exclusively considers passively managed index funds and ETFs. The latter must be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). A total of around 1,200 primary ETF listings and also over 230 primary share classes of index funds. XENIX thus takes into account the entire spectrum of passive investments offered to private investors by banks and fund platforms in the UK fund market.

The UK ETF Rating Winners 2023

The XENIX ETF AWARDS UK 2023 were awarded to these quality leaders:

Equity ETFs UK – Blue Chips / Large & Mid Caps

iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (Dist) – IE0005042456 – ISF – listed in GBX

Equity ETFs UK – All Caps
SPDR FTSE UK All Share UCITS ETF – IE00B7452L46 – FTAL – listed in GBP

Global Equity ETFs – Emerging Markets Large & Mid Caps
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF 1C – IE00BTJRMP35 – XMMS – listed in GBX

GBP Corporate Bond Index Funds (investment grade – broad)
Legal & General Sterling Corporate Bond Index Fund Unit Class C GBP Accumulation

US Dollar Corporate Bond ETFs (investment grade – broad)
Vanguard USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (Dist) – IE00BZ163K21 – VUCP – listed in GBP

ETFs on Commodities Futures (diversified and broad)
L&G Multi-Strategy Enhanced Commodities UCITS ETF
IE00BFXR6159 ENCG – listed in GBX –

The AWARDS 2023 for ETF Newcomers in the United Kingdom

In this category of the UK XENIX ETF AWARDS 2023, awards were given last night to passively managed index ETFs that were first listed in the UK in the past 15 months and are true ETF innovations for retail investors. So this price category is not based on the XENIX rating, but on the novel index concepts of their ETFs. These three innovative newcomers received awards:

HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets Value ESG UCITS ETF USD (Acc)
IE000NVVIF88 – HEMV – listed in GBP – UK-listing date: 08 December 2022.

Global X Nasdaq 100 Covered Call UCITS ETF USD Distributing
IE00BM8R0J59 – QYLP – listed in GBP – UK-listing date: 23 November 2022.

Tabula Haitong Asia ex-Japan High Yield Corporate USD Bond ESG UCITS ETF GBP Hedged Dist – IE000XIITCN5 – TAGD – listed in GBP – UK-listing date: 24 June 2022.

James Harris commented, “CCData is extremely proud to partner with XENIX, which has brought its concept of awarding outstanding ETFs to London for the first time. We are also pleased to be the Patron for the award for ‘Best Equity ETF with Crypto and Blockchain Technology Exposure.'” This special award for Van Eck was selected based on XENIX research for Pure Play ETFs.

Congratulations to all winners of the XENIX ETF AWARDS UK 2023!


About CCData

Founded in 2014, CCData (formerly known as CryptoCompare) is a global cryptocurrency market data provider based in London.


XENIX is a provider of qualitative ETF ratings, publisher of the XENIX ETF AWARDS and organizer of the XENIX ETF DAYS 2024 in Berlin. XENIX’s qualitative ETF ratings fully cover the ETF markets in Germany, Italy, the UK, Northern Europe and Switzerland. The XENIX team evaluates the quality of more than 2,000 ETFs in a multi-stage process and classifies all sustainability ETFs in Europe according to regulatory requirements.

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