Rob Hughes, Vice President, Head of Index & Advisor Services, Nasdaq, talks to Julie Cooling, Founder & CEO, RIA Channel about helping traditional asset managers launch ETFs. Hughes discusses the demand for smart beta strategies and smart beta education. Nasdaq, as an index provider, assists not only with the creation of rules-based, transparent, low-cost solutions for advisors, but is assisting asset managers with distribution services.
The Nasdaq acquisition of Dorsey Wright further provides proprietary research and investment methodologies within the alternative beta world. Nasdaq Dorsey Wright is now partnering with firms such as First Trust, Principal Funds, PowerShares and Arrow Funds to deliver alternative beta strategies to the advisor marketplace.