General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 29, 2018

Gaining Access to the Drone Space Through a Unique ETF

Masucci, Samuel
Sam Masucci is Chief Executive Office and Founder of ETF Managers Group, LLC. Mr. Masucci has more than 25 years’ experience in investment banking, structured product development, sales and trading. In 2014, he founded ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) to revolutionize the exchange traded fund marketplace. His leadership has already led to the successful launch of 14 funds and $7.5B+ in assets. Prior to ETFMG, he has held senior positions at Bear Stearns, UBS, SBC Warburg, and Merrill Lynch and has a proven track record of creating, building and managing businesses for the issuance, sales and trading of ETFs, index products, commodity products, hedge funds, ABS, and OTC structured products in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Masucci has significant experience in asset management product sales to institutional investors including pension funds, consultants, insurance companies and hedge funds as well as to broker/dealer networks and RIAs. Profile
Phillips, Alan
Alan Phillips is Publisher and Founder of, and Analyst and Adviser to the Drone Economy Strategy ETF at Exchange Traded Managers Group LLC. Mr. Phillips is a serial entrepreneur, active angel investor and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to, Mr. Phillips co-founded, ThinkingScreen Media, and At Ziff-Davis Publishing, Mr. Phillips was EVP of ZDNet, where he helped build and sell the technology publishing powerhouse. Profile
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TWST: What is ETF Managers Group and what is its role in connection with the Drone Economy Strategy ETF?

Mr. Masucci: ETF Managers currently manages 12 ETF that are