WisdomTree Names Ryan Louvar General Counsel for WisdomTree Funds
ETF Industry Veteran From State Street Joins ETF Sponsor Focused on Growth and
NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
(Nasdaq:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") sponsor and asset manager,
today announced the appointment of Ryan Louvar as General Counsel of
WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. Mr. Louvar, formerly Vice President and
Senior Managing Counsel at State Street, served as the Chief Legal Officer for
the SPDR family of ETFs, comprising over 120 ETFs and $250 billion in assets.
"Ryan's extensive ETF industry experience and impressive body of work at State
Street will add even greater depth to WisdomTree's accomplished legal team. We
are pleased to welcome Ryan and look forward to his contributions," said Peter
M. Ziemba, Executive Vice President – Business and Legal Affairs, Chief Legal
Officer of WisdomTree.
Mr. Louvar brings to WisdomTree over 15 years of legal experience with a
specific focus on ETFs. While at State Street, Mr. Louvar also acted as the
key liaison for each SPDR ETF Board and served on the Company's executive team
that focused on ETFs.
"WisdomTree is a force of innovation in the ETF industry. I am excited to join
this fast-growing and dynamic company that is solely focused on ETFs,"
commented Mr. Louvar.
Prior to State Street, Mr. Louvar served as Counsel at BISYS (Citigroup) Fund
Services, where he provided legal services to over 250 mutual funds and hedge
funds, as well as investment advisers.Mr. Louvar received an LL.M. in Banking
and Financial Law from Boston University, a J.D. from Pepperdine University
School of Law and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado.
WisdomTree Investments, Inc. is a New York-based exchange-traded fund ("ETF")
sponsor and asset manager. WisdomTree currently offers 47 ETFs across
Equities, Fixed Income, Currency Income and Alternatives asset classes.
WisdomTree also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products
and promotes the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans. WisdomTree currently
has approximately $27.9 billion in ETF assets under management.
WisdomTree® is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its
wholly owned subsidiaries WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. and WisdomTree
Retirement Services, Inc. WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. is a registered
investment advisor and is the investment advisor to the WisdomTree Trust and
the WisdomTree ETFs. The WisdomTree Trust is a registered open-end investment
company. Each WisdomTree ETF is a series of the WisdomTree Trust. WisdomTree
Retirement Services, Inc. supports the use of the WisdomTree ETFs in
retirement plans by financial professionals.
CONTACT: WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
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+1.917.267.3702 / +1.917.267.3735
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