BNY Mellon Names Jeff McCarthy CEO, Exchange Traded Funds

13 January 2017

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, announced today that Jeff McCarthy has joined the company in the newly-created role of Chief Executive Officer, Exchange Traded Funds, and will report to Frank LaSalla, Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon's Global Structured Products and Alternative Investment Services business.

"Jeff brings extensive experience in global exchange traded funds platforms and trading markets," said LaSalla. "His deep knowledge and track record of results in developing and delivering on trade revenue expansion strategies for ETF's with a strong emphasis on delivering strong partnership solutions will play a critical role for BNY Mellon in serving a market that is likely to at least double  in size over the next 10 years."

In his role as CEO, Exchange Traded Funds, McCarthy will lead and execute the long-term strategy to drive growth in BNY Mellon's ETF business. As part of this mandate, he will play a critical role in the successful enterprise-wide delivery of comprehensive ETF solutions to the marketplace, and work to further develop long-lasting partnerships for BNY Mellon in the ETF industry.

McCarthy joins from NASDAQ, where he was Vice President and Head of Exchange Traded Product Listings & Trading, having led the strategy and business execution of the Nasdaq Exchange Traded Product Listing (ETP) and Trading Market. Prior to his role with NASDAQ, McCarthy was Head of Global ETF Products and Co-Head of ETF Trading & Investor Services in Asia Pacific for Citigroup. Earlier in his career, McCarthy was Global ETF Product Head for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he created the firm's global ETF service model.

As an acknowledged thought leader on a wide range of ETF issues, including global trends, product construction, distribution and market development, McCarthy is frequently quoted by media on ETF topics and speaks regularly at industry conferences. He holds a BA in History and Business Studies from Providence College.  

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