Inside ETFs: How Equity Research Fuels New ETF Ideas

Sanford Bernstein’s Van Brugge on how the firm turned research into indexes, and ETFs that aim to generate alpha.

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Sanford Bernstein’s CEO Robert Van Brugge on how the sell-side firm has turned research into indexes and ETFs that seek to generate alpha.

Prior to becoming chief investment officer and director of research at ETF Trends, Dave Nadig was managing director of etf.com. Previously, he was director of ETFs at FactSet Research Systems. Before that, as managing director at BGI, Nadig helped design some of the first ETFs. As co-founder of Cerulli Associates, he conducted some of the earliest research on fee-only financial advisors and the rise of indexing.