Christian Magoon on CoveredCalls with Kevin Simpson
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There is a significant amount of innovation going on in the ETF industry today. Christian Magoon, CEO of Amplify ETFs, comes on CoveredCalls with Kevin Simpson to share his thoughts of the changing landscape.
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Christian Magoon is an advocate of the efficiency, transparency and flexibility that ETFs provide investors. Launching over 70 ETFs globally since 2006, Christian continues to contribute to the emergence of ETFs.
In 2015 he formed Amplify Investments, an ETF Sponsor. Amplify's ETFs held over $1.2 billion in assets under management at the end of June 2020. The firm has received numerous "ETF of the Year" finalist nominations from industry publications ETF.com and Fund Intelligence.
Christian has been involved in the development and/or launch of many "first to market" ETFs including funds focused on cyber security, online retail, blockchain, frontier markets, china technology, timber, global water, discounted closed-end funds, BlackSwan events, solar energy, spin off, multi-asset income and maturity date fixed income.
Magoon is a recognized thought leader in the ETF and investment industry. He has been featured as one of "5 People to Watch in the ETF Industry" by Institutional Investor, named a "Top 5 ETF Expert On Twitter" by ETF Database and dubbed an "ETF Pioneer" by Financial Planning. Christian's Twitter account was one of 20 named to "The Best Tweets For Your Money" by the WSJ.
Christian formed Magoon Capital in 2010 to provide strategic advice on ETF product development, marketing and distribution. Among a variety of ETF product initiatives, Magoon Capital was most notably involved in the creation of the first US and European ETFs focused on cybersecurity stocks. As of June 2020, these ETFs contained nearly $3 billion of assets under management.
Previously the President of Claymore, Christian led product development, marketing and distribution of ETFs, CEFs and UITs. He started Claymore's ETF division in 2006 and was known for many "first to market" ETF products. Claymore was purchased by Guggenheim Partners in late 2009 and its legacy ETF product line was eventually sold to Invesco in 2017.
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