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Active Equity ETFs: Can ETF Investors Still Get the Benefits of Stock Selection


Aug 20, 2020 03:23 PM

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Gregory Friedman
Head of ETF Management and Strategy @Fidelity Investments
Greg Friedman is head of ETF Management and Strategy at Fidelity Investments. In this role, Mr. Friedman is responsible for the development and execution of a firm-wide comprehensive ETF strategy, including product development, management, and positioning. Additionally, he leads the ETF Services group supporting ETF operations and management across the organization. Prior to joining Fidelity in his current position in November 2012, Mr. Friedman was chief operation officer and head of Global ETF Product at Russell Investments. Previously, Mr. Friedman held various roles at Barclay's Global Investors, including head of Global iShares relationships, head of Product for US iShares, and senior portfolio manager. He has been in the financial industry since 1994. Mr. Friedman earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Davis.
Dodd Kittsley
National Director @Davis Advisors
Dodd Kittsley is the National Director at Davis Advisors, an independent, employee-owned investment management firm founded in 1969. Dodd was previously Head of ETF Strategy for Deutsche Asset Management, the Global Head of ETP Research for BlackRock and Head of Due Diligence for iShares. At Barclays Global Investors, he was responsible for providing thought leadership to financial intermediaries and was Director of Sales Strategy, leading a team that created and delivered ETF product and industry related insights. Mr. Kittsley has also held research and fund due diligence positions at State Street Global Advisors and Morgan Stanley. He has published extensively and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and in the media. He earned a B.A. degree from Hamilton College and a Master’s degree from University of Houston. He holds various U.S. securities licenses and serves on FINRA’s continuing education committee. He received the CFA® designation and is a member of CFA® Institute.
Vinay Nadkarni
Managing Director, Head of Global Business Development @ClearBridge Investments
Vinay is Head of Global Business Development where he oversees ClearBridge’s portfolio specialist, institutional sales, platform sales, and consultant relations teams and is a member of the ClearBridge Management Committee. He has 27 years of industry experience. Vinay began his career as a property and casualty actuary at Aetna and Travelers. He then worked in Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for Citigroup before holding various product development and sales roles at Citigroup Asset Management and Legg Mason. Vinay holds a BS in Actuarial Science from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.