Richard Keary has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry as an independent management consultant, stock exchange executive, and institutional block trader. He created Global ETF Advisors in 2009 to promote the growth of ETFs globally and to provide services to various businesses and entrepreneurs looking to create financial product-based entities. Global ETF Advisors has established a diverse clientele that includes asset managers, stock exchanges, indexers, fintech companies and other start-ups.

Prior to launching Global ETF Advisors, Mr. Keary was Managing Director of Capital Markets and Head of ETF/ETN Global Listings for the Nasdaq OMX Group. where he created and developed the Nasdaq ETF Market. He was responsible for all aspects of the listing process for ETFs and provided regulatory, marketing and distribution expertise.

He also served as SVP and Head of Trading for Ladenberg Thalmann in New York and held various positions as an equity block trader and institutional sales trader.

Mr. Keary is often quoted in financial news publications including the Wall Street Journal,, and the Financial Times Ignites. He has often published  various articles on ETF market structure issues and trends within the global ETF industry. He regularly speaks at ETF/indexing conferences globally and co-founded the ETF BILD Projects with three other industry veterans. The ETF BILD Project is designed to promote meaningful discussions among ETF industry leaders on the pressing issues faced by the ETF industry.

Richard M. Keary