White Paper: Building and Distributing an Exchange-Traded Fund from Start to Finish

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  • Distribution

ACA Group is pleased to present our newest white paper, Building and Distributing an Exchange-Traded Fund from Start to Finish.

While ETFs have existed for about 30 years, it is no secret that they have exploded in popularity with investors for a variety of reasons, such as ease of purchase, trading flexibility, and tax efficiency. Well-established asset managers and new sponsors are entering the space and introducing innovative product lineups.

In our guide to building and distributing an ETF, we will walk you through everything you need to know to get started, including:

  • The differences between ETFs and other product offerings
  • Startup costs
  • Necessary service providers
  • How to gain assets via distribution
  • And more

Download our white paper

How we help

ACA Foreside partners with over 200 ETF issuers across 975 ETFs to launch new funds or convert existing funds, including many of the most recognizable brands in the space. Our diverse and expansive client base, coupled with our strong industry partnerships, allows us the benefit of being on the front lines to discern developing trends and determine best practices for navigating the ETF space. 

Since our launch in 2005, we have been working with asset management firms throughout the world to facilitate compliance and product distribution through legal underwriting, registered rep licensing and chaperoning, and DTCC/NSCC fund sponsorship. We have experience working with all types of pooled investment vehicles such as traditional mutual funds, ETFs, alternative products, closed-end interval funds, and private placements.

If you would like to get in touch with one of our team today, we're ready to help. Start a conversation with us here.

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