Richard M. Keary
Principal & Founder
Richard Keary, Principal & Founder of Global ETF Advisors, has over 30 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 March of 2009 to promote the growth of ETFs globally and to provide services to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to create financial product-based entities. Global ETF Advisors has a diverse clientele that includes asset managers, stock exchanges, indexers and FinTech start-ups. The focus is on bringing innovative products and new asset classes to market. Mr. Keary is an Independent Trustee for two ETF Fund Boards, an Advisor for other consulting firms and start-up companies. He the Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Blue Finance at UNC Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) where he is working on various projects related to the Blue Economy and is a mentor to early stage start-up companies.
Prior to launching Global ETF Advisors, Mr. Keary was Managing Director of Capital Markets and Head of ETF/ETN Listings for The Nasdaq OMX Group, where he created and built the Nasdaq ETF Market. He was responsible for all aspects of the listing process for ETFs and provided trading, marketing, regulatory and distribution expertise. He also served as an international liaison presenting Nasdaq's value proposition to visiting delegations; government officials, stock exchange executives and corporate executives.
Earlier in his career, Richard was SVP and Head of Equity Trading for Ladenbuerg Thalmann in New York and held various positions as an equity block trader and institutional sales trader.
He co-founded the ETF BILD Project with three industry veterans, who share a common goal of providing content to promote meaningful discussions among ETF industry leaders on pressing issues faced by the industry.