General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 29, 2018
Gaining Access to the Drone Space Through a Unique ETF
Samuel Masucci is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Exchange Traded Managers Group, LLC. Mr. Masucci has more than 25 years’ experience in investment banking, structured product development, sales and trading. In the last five years, he founded ETF Managers Group — ETFMG — to revolutionize the exchange-traded fund marketplace. Mr. Masucci’s leadership has already led to the successful launch of 14 funds and $4 billion in assets. His unique approach to the ETF go-to-market process and post-launch management is setting the bar in this quickly evolving industry. 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. He 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
Alan Phillips is Publisher and Founder of DRONELIFE.com, 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 DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Mr. Phillips co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, Nurse.com and Homeplete.com. 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