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 an institutional block trader. He created Global ETF Advisors in March of 2009 to promote the growth of ETFs globally 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 to market.

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.

Mr. Keary has been quoted in financial news publications including the Wall Street Journal,, and The Financial News Ignites. He regularly speaks at ETF/Indexing conferences globally.

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.


Richard M. Keary

  Principal & Founder