ETF Securities, a provider of commodity exchange-traded funds in Europe and Asia, has appointed ETFS Marketing to provide marketing, investment research and public relations strategies
ETF Securities, a provider of commodity exchange-traded funds in Europe and Asia, has appointed ETFS Marketing to provide marketing, investment research and public relations strategies in the US.
William Rhind will relocate to New York from London, where he has been instrumental in marketing ETFS products in Europe. He will head the office, and work closely with Brian Kelleher and Eric Kolts, senior vice presidents, on ETFS’ business development efforts in North America.
Rhind will be head of sales and marketing for ETFS Marketing. He previously worked for the ETFS European marketing agent to lead sales and marketing in the UK & Ireland. Prior to working with ETFS, he spent five years working at Barclays Global Investors in their European ETF business.
Kelleher has over 11 years of investment management experience. He joins ETFS Marketing from Franklin Templeton Portfolio Advisors, a division of Franklin Resources, where he was a vice president and the Northeast regional director, focusing on separate accounts.
Kolts has worked in the commodity and derivatives markets for over 25 years and is widely known as one of the leading authorities on commodity index investing. He joins from S&P where he was the product manager for the commodity index business which includes the S&P GSCI and S&P DTI Series of indices.
Graham Tuckwell (pictured), chairman of ETF Securities, says: ‘We are delighted to announce the appointment of ETFS Marketing to represent our US business; in particular, we feel that William Rhind, Brian Kelleher and Eric Kolts will do an exceptional job in developing our US brand. The appointment of ETFS Marketing shows our commitment to expanding our US business with the view to becoming the most recognized commodity ETF player in the US marketplace.’