Last updated: 13:28 / Monday, 22 December 2014
From ETFGI

Deborah Fuhr Received the William F. Sharpe Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award

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Deborah Fuhr Received the William F. Sharpe Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award
  • She was honored at IMN’s 19th Annual Global Indexing & ETFs conference at the JW Marriott Camelback Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 8th
  • This award recognizes the most accomplished innovators and practitioners in the indexing industry, and was presented by The Journal of Index Investing
  • Prior to ETFGI Deborah was the Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 to 2011

ETFGI has announced that Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner & Co-founder of ETFGI, is the 2014 William F. Sharpe Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award winner. She was honored at IMN’s 19th Annual Global Indexing & ETFs conference at the JW Marriott Camelback Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 8th. This distinguished award recognizes the most accomplished innovators and practitioners in the indexing industry, and was  presented by The Journal of Index Investing.

Deborah is considered one of the leading global experts on ETFs with over 20 years industry experience in financial products, 15 of which have focused on exchanged traded funds and exposures. Currently she is the managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm established in early 2012 to provide analysis on the global ETF and ETP industry. The firm is focused on providing thought leadership, publishing independent research on industry trends, the eco-system, institutional users, products, applications, and competitors, and providing education and assistance to investors on product comparison, asset allocation implementation, as well as offering customised research and consulting.

Prior to ETFGI Deborah was the Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 to 2011, and was a Managing Director and Head of the Investment Strategies Group at Morgan Stanley for 11 years prior to that.

Deborah commenced her career at Greenwich Associates and has lectured extensively on ETFs and other exchange traded exposures. She has served on several industry bodies and is a consultant to investors, promoters, distributors, stock exchanges, trading platforms and national- and supra-national regulatory bodies.

She was recently named as one of the Top 100 women in European Finance in 2014 by Financial News. She has an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut.

Previous William F. Sharpe Lifetime Award recipients include Harry Markowitz, William Brodsky, Joanne Hill, John C Bogle, and Robert Arnott, among others.

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