Press Releases — September 17, 2019

STOXX Named “Best Index Provider For Innovation” By The Asset

Zug (September 17, 2019) –  Qontigo’s global index provider STOXX Ltd. has won the award “Best Index Provider for Innovation” from The Asset. It was presented at the Asset Triple A Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF Awards 2019 in Hong Kong.

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“We feel very honored to receive this prestigious award. It recognizes our client focus and our commitment to the Asian markets in recent years. Passive investing is picking up more and more speed in the Asia/Pacific region, and we are happy to provide innovative solutions for our clients, including sustainable, ESG and thematic solutions,” said Rick Chau, STOXX Head of Asia/Pacific.

STOXX’s success in Asia is built on cooperation with strong local partners, who help to understand precisely the expectations of regional investors when creating new index concepts. Expertise in factor and thematic strategies allows STOXX to address the rising sophistication among Asian investors looking to diversify beyond the traditional country exposure indices.  Innovative STOXX indices were used as underlyings for ETFs in the Asia/Pacific region, such as the iSTOXX FactSet Automation & Robotics Index and the STOXX Global AI Index. Moreover, four thematic funds were launched in Japan this year.

The Asset, founded in 1999, is an integrated multi-media company serving the community of leading corporate and financial decision makers in Asia. According to the company’s own information, The Asset awards are Asia’s preeminent recognition for those that have excelled in their respective industries. The awards programs are built upon a stringent methodology that is combined with a rigorous approach in selecting the best institutions and individuals operating in Asia.