Due to huge and increasing popularity of ETCs and ETFs, ETF Securities strengthens its Research, Product Development and Legal Teams


Due to huge and increasing popularity of ETCs and ETFs, ETF Securities strengthens its Research, Product Development and Legal Teams . ….

      ETF Securities Ltd (ETFS), the global pioneers of Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs), and 3rd generation Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), continues to grow its business with four new hires across Research, Product Development and Legal teams.

      These appointments are in direct response to ETF Securities tremendous growth and ambitious development plans going forward and come at a time when ETF Securities sees spectacular growth within ETCs and ETFs, as AUM break $15.6bn*, following the recent expansion into the US and Japanese markets.

      Martin Arnold joins the Research & Investment Strategy team

      Martin Arnold joins ETF Securities’ research team as a senior analyst. Martin has a wealth of experience in strategy and economics with his most recent role focused specifically on the foreign exchange markets. Martin has a strong macro background – gained both at the Reserve Bank of Australia and in the private sector – and experience covering a range of asset classes so should be able to quickly add strong research value-added to support our sales and marketing teams and clients invested across our ETC and ETF platforms. Martin holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales (Australia), a Master of Commerce from the University of Wollongong (Australia) and the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

      Jenny Hsieh and Michael Langerup join the Product Development team

      Jenny Hsieh joins from Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management where she helped develop and launch products for clients, with a focus on tax efficiency. Jenny has extensive experience within the investment banking and asset management industry and brings a solid skill set in product development, having started her career working on hybrid capital products. Jenny holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology from UCLA (Univ. of Calif, Los Angeles) and an MBA from Insead.

      Michael Langerup joins from Saxo Bank where he worked as a research analyst in the hedge fund group focusing on global macro research. Prior to this, he spent 1.5 years at Forsyth Partners’ FoHF group, where he was responsible for fixed income related hedge fund strategies. Michael started his career at Carnegie Asset Management, where he worked in portfolio administration as an analyst for three years. Michael holds a BSc in Business Administration and MSc in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) and an MBA from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (USA).

      Amila Kulasinghe joins the Legal team

      Amila Kulasinghe joins from Goldman Sachs International where he worked in the legal department, advising the Execution & Clearing, Listed Derivatives, Prime Brokerage and Principal Strategic Investments business units. At Goldman his areas of practice included derivatives and trading documentation, securities custody arrangements, cross-border secured financing, and insolvency-related issues. Amila was called to the English Bar in 2005 and originally qualified as a commercial chancery barrister at Serle Court, a leading set of chambers specialising in off-shore trusts, banking and financial services litigation. Amila holds a BA in Law from Merton College, Oxford and an LL.M (with Distinction) in Corporate and Commercial Law from University College London.

      *As at 19th October 2009

      Source:ETFWorld – ETFSecurities




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