Capital Link has announced the winners of its annual Closed-End Fund & ETF Awards.

The best shareholder relations award for a non-U.S. equity closed-end fund family, presented to a fund sponsor who practices best financial disclosure and is proactive in investor and shareholder communication, was awarded to ING Investment Management. The best shareholder relations award for a U.S. equity closed-end fund family went to Eaton Vance Management, and the best shareholder relations award for an ETF fund family went to the iShares managed by Barclays Global Investors

The award for most innovative new ETF went to PowerShares for its WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio, while BlackRock won the award for the most innovative new closed-end fund, its Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust.

Finally, the awards for contribution to the closed-end fund and ETF sectors are presented to individuals for their contribution during the last year to the closed-end fund and ETF sectors. The award for contribution to the closed-end sector was presented to Kenneth Fincher, vice president of Nuveen Investments, while Bruce Bond, president of PowerShares was given the award, was honored for his contributions to the ETF sector.

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