Emerging Global Advisors management team is comprised of seasoned financial services veterans who are focused on emerging markets.
Marten Hoekstra joined Emerging Global Advisors in 2011. He was most recently CEO of UBS Wealth Management Americas and a member of the Group Executive Board. He worked 26 years at UBS, including a predecessor firm, PaineWebber. After 2001, he held various management roles in Zurich and the United States on the executive committee of the firm's Global Wealth Management & Business Banking unit, including Deputy CEO. He was also Head of Market Strategy and Development for UBS' wealth management businesses outside of North America. He became a member of UBS' Group Managing Board in July 2002. He previously served as a Director of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Marten S. Hoekstra is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors Inc.
Robert Holderith founded Emerging Global Shares in September 2008. He previously held executive positions at ProFund Advisors, lastly as Managing Director, Institutional Sales and Investment Analytics serving on the company's ETF Steering, Product Development, Strategic and Tactical Distribution, and Product Launch teams. Earlier, he spent nine years at UBS, where he led a variety of product, asset management, and senior sales initiatives. As a senior member of UBS' wealth management team, he helped develop the firm's first ETF models and an advisory ETF Portfolio Management platform. He has been using ETF products, modeling ETF portfolios, and has developed numerous ETF-based business models since 2000.
Robert C. Holderith is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors Inc.
Susan Ciccarone joined Emerging Global Advisors in August 2012. She was previously a Managing Director in Goldman Sachs' Financial Institutions Group, focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for financial institutions. Prior to that role, Susan was a senior banker in UBS' Financial Institutions Group. Earlier in her career, she was a senior auditor in Ernst and Young's hedge fund practice and a manager in the Derivative Products Finance Group at Morgan Stanley. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Villanova University with a B.S. in Accountancy, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School's Master's of Business Administration program.
Richard Kang has served as Chief Investment Officer since the company's founding in 2008. Previously, he was CIO of ETFx Indexes LLC, a boutique index provider focused on alternative investments (alternative asset classes, alternative indexing methodologies, alternative themes and strategies) that he helped found. Earlier, he was CIO at Quadrexx Asset Management, a start up fund-of-hedge-funds, and co-founded Meridian Global Investors, an investment counseling firm managing globally diversified portfolios including both traditional and alternative asset classes primarily through the use of passive instruments. He has consulted for various asset allocators as well as fund managers in the areas of hedge funds and ETFs, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
Richard C. Kang is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Prior to joining Emerging Global Shares in 2010, Jay McAndrew was Vice President at AllianceBernstein Investments, where he helped develop the firm's separately managed accounts, mutual funds, and 529 college savings businesses in metro New York City. He earlier served as the Regional Managed Account Director for AllianceBernstein's Northeast US region, working with the firm's separate account offerings. Mr. McAndrew worked for several years at UBS, serving in various client-facing roles that specialized in separately managed accounts, mutual funds, ETFs and alternative investments.
Jay McAndrew is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors Inc.