IM Coffee Chat - Launching an ETF: The First Ten Boxes to Check

Date: December 01, 2021

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Contact: Elise Hoffer, 513.352.6748 -

A complimentary webinar presented by Thompson Hine LLP

Join us for a mid-morning break to chat about hot topics and trends relevant to your business. Our concise and practical discussions will focus on a variety of developments that impact financial service industries, and we’ll offer insights and considerations that will certainly be of interest to you.

Wednesday, December 1

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET

Launching an ETF: The First Ten Boxes to Check

The launching of ETFs continues at a rapid pace, especially by individuals and companies entering the ETF business for the first time. In many cases, a person has come up with the next great idea for an ETF and understandably desires to rush it to market as fast as possible. This session will outline the best practices investors and businesses must consider, including the regulatory, financial, operational and distribution requirements of ETFs.

Topics include:

  • Review your investment strategy and where it competes with other ETFs
  • Review internal capabilities
  • Legal structure
  • White-label vs. standalone trust
  • Vendors
  • Seed capital
  • Cost and return feasibility
  • Project plan
  • Go/no-go decision


Richard M. Keary, Principal and Founder, Global ETF Advisors
Bibb L. Strench, Partner, Thompson Hine