We are delighted to announce the release of our winter 2016 ETF ratings. 730 European-listed ETFs now benefit from a full independent rating, representing over 77% of European ETF assets, covering all asset classes and the most sought-after benchmarks. Those ratings allow to instantaneously assess the replication quality of ETFs based on a three-year track record. The scoring system is based on undisputable quantitative metrics and the full methodology is available here.
Out of those 730 ETFs, 197 have been awarded 3 to 5 stars, demonstrating superior performance to peers both in terms of tracking difference and tracking error. Those high-quality ETFs constitute the “TrackInsight A-list” which is now considered by large institutional investors as a route towards more efficient passive investments.
You might be interested to know that over 80% of 5 star-rated ETFs systematically outperform their peers during the half year that follows the announcement of their ratings, suggesting the TrackInsight ratings offer a comprehensive, relevant but also persistent framework to identify and monitor ETF quality.
Ratings can be found using the search, analysis, comparison and monitoring features of the TrackInsight platform which provides full transparency on over 1 474 European ETFs and 855 North American ETFs as well as fund characteristics on additional 288 European and 687 North American ETFs.