Global X ETFs appoints Goldman’s Ryan O’Connor as CEO

O’Connor former global head of ETF Product for Goldman Sachs

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Global X ETFs has appointed Goldman Sachs’s Ryan O’Connor as CEO, officially stepping into the role 8 April.

O’Connor began at Goldman in 2017, where he became global head of ETF Product for the Asset Management branch, responsible for the overarching ETF product platform. Previously, he spent 11 years at State Street Global Advisors.

Since its founding in 2008, Global X has acquired over $40bn assets under management and functions as part of the Mirae Asset Financial Group, which holds over $550bn AUM.

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Hyeon-Joo Park, founder and global strategy officer of Mirae Asset Financial Group, said: “Over the past few months, we’ve kicked off a journey to strategically reposition the firm in order to jumpstart momentum and accelerate the business.

“By doing so, Global X has renewed agility, a re-focus on its core competencies and a clear emphasis on its client base. Now is the right time to bring in new leadership. Ryan has a notable track record of driving growth across the ETF value chain for the world’s largest asset managers.

“He is eager to bring his ETF industry experience and strategic, growth-oriented mindset to Global X, and we are excited to have him on board to help take the business to its next level.”