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WisdomTree Europe named Passive Management Group of the Year

Tuesday 31st October '17


WisdomTree, the exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor has been voted ‘Passive Management Group of the Year’ by Investment Week’s annual Specialist Investment Awards. WisdomTree also received a Highly Commended award for its Fund, the WisdomTree Eurozone Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF - EUR Acc (ticker: EGRA) in the Factor-based and Smart Beta fund category.


“We’re pleased to be awarded the most prized Passive Management Group of the Year award,” said David Abner, Head of Europe for WisdomTree. “This award is a testament to WisdomTree’s innovation and commitment to the ETF market in Europe since we arrived in 2014. We are proud of the assets we have raised in our short tenure.”


Investment Week’s Specialist Investment Awards recognise excellence among boutiques, specialist fund managers and passive investors around the world. Winners were selected using a combination of quantitative and qualitative criteria, as well as independent performance data from Morningstar, FE Trustnet and Lipper. The analysis was conducted by a judging panel of leading fund analysts and researchers. 


Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist for WisdomTree Europe, said “We are delighted to have received the Highly Commended recognition for the WisdomTree Eurozone Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF. EGRA is a distinct strategy which screens for quality factors such as return on equity (ROE) and return on assets (ROA) with an added focus on long-term expected earnings growth. This unique combination of factors is aimed at focussing on companies expected to grow their dividends at an above average rate in the future. Strategically, as the Eurozone enters a growth phase, we expect that investors are likely to focus on this type of strategy to enhance their portfolio returns.”


The awards ceremony took place on 20 October at the Plaisterers' Hall in London.


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About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.


WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the US, Europe and Japan (collectively, "WisdomTree"), is an exchange traded fund ("ETF") and exchange traded product ("ETP") sponsor. WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. Through WisdomTree Europe Ltd, it sponsors WisdomTree UCITS ETFs and Boost short and leverage ETPs. WisdomTree currently has approximately $46.4 billion (as of 30 September 2017) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit


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