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Ryan Louvar named general counsel for WisdomTree Asset Management


WisdomTree Investments, an exchange-traded fund sponsor and asset manager, has appointed Ryan Louvar as general counsel of WisdomTree Asset Management.

Louvar, formerly vice president and senior managing counsel at State Street, served as the chief legal officer for the SPDR family of ETFs, comprising over 120 ETFs and USD250bn in assets.
“Ryan’s extensive ETF industry experience and impressive body of work at State Street will add even greater depth to WisdomTree’s accomplished legal team. We are pleased to welcome Ryan and look forward to his contributions,” says Peter M Ziemba, executive vice president — business and legal affairs, chief legal officer of WisdomTree.
Louvar brings to WisdomTree over 15 years of legal experience with a specific focus on ETFs. While at State Street, Louvar also acted as the key liaison for each SPDR ETF Board and served on the Company’s executive team that focused on ETFs.
“WisdomTree is a force of innovation in the ETF industry. I am excited to join this fast-growing and dynamic company that is solely focused on ETFs,” says Louvar.
Prior to State Street, Louvar served as counsel at BISYS (Citigroup) Fund Services, where he provided legal services to over 250 mutual funds and hedge funds, as well as investment advisers. 

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