Exchange-Traded Fund Services

Technology, scale and expertise delivered with unwavering client service for your exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Deliver your ETF to market with support from an experienced team who offers a consultative approach from concept to launch—and beyond.

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Exchange-Traded Fund Services

Technology, scale and expertise delivered with unwavering client service for your exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Deliver your ETF to market with support from an experienced team who offers a consultative approach from concept to launch—and beyond.

Contact us today

High-touch client service

While today’s market activity continues to present challenges for asset managers, we have doubled down on our focus on you.

Experienced partners

Access a powerful partnership of firms and experienced service providers to serve your existing or newly launched ETF—whether through your own trust or as part of a multiple series trust.

Cost-effective solutions

Experience flexible servicing solutions and seamless support designed for your unique needs at competitive pricing.

We are a national leader in registered and alternative investment services, and we’re ready to support your fund administration needs. Connect with our experienced team today.

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What you can expect from a UMB Fund Services relationship

Whether you leverage an existing trust or utilize our multiple series trust offering, UMB offers a comprehensive service set and industry knowledge to guide you. Our network of preferred partners offers clients marketing support and ETF ecosystem introductions to help accelerate your progress.

  • Fund administration
  • Fund accounting*
  • Distribution**
  • Legal administration
  • Custody*
  • Tax
  • Transfer Agency*

Distribution and asset raising solutions

We offer strategic capital raising support to help you execute your fund plan and deliver for your investors. Whether you are a start-up or established asset manager, UMB Fund Services offers a full range of asset raising services to help you achieve your goals as you grow.

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Multiple series trust platform solution for ETFs

Our multiple series trust platform provides a cost-effective means of operating an ETF, and we provide fund administration, tax, and distribution services to support your ETFs.

Whether you have an existing fund or are planning to start one, our experts will help you capitalize on the benefits of participating in a series trust.

  • Focus on managing your money, growing assets and maintaining your brand, while the trust’s administrators coordinate service providers, handle board and CCO communication, and serve as trust secretary
  • Access cost-effective means to manage funds with lower overhead due to sharing a board of trustees, chief compliance officer (CCO), independent public accountant and fund counsel, etc., at pre-negotiated rates
  • Enjoy the simplicity and convenience of having your board of trustees, fund auditors, legal counsel and other service providers already in place
  • UMB provides fund administration, tax, and distribution services and leads a team of experienced service providers providing seamless support to your exchange-traded product.

Mutual fund to non-transparent ETF conversions: what to know

In late 2019, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) gave approval to several firms to launch actively managed ETFs, which created enthusiasm in the industry as reflected by the growing number of nontransparent ETF filings. Yet, the recent market downturn and volatility may bring greater urgency to the study of strategic alternatives, including transitioning from a mutual fund to a non-transparent ETF.



The benefits of converting to a series trust

Some mutual fund complexes with standalone structures may find greater internal efficiencies and cost savings by adopting a series trust model. In today’s complex compliance and regulatory environment, the professional, dedicated oversight associated with a series trust structure can help to navigate these challenges.

National leader in fund servicing

UMB Fund Services is a national leader in registered and alternative investment fund services with decades of experience.

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Stay up-to-date on fund trends

Read the latest quarterly report, Industry Trends, to learn what’s happening in the fund industry and recent economic impacts.

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*Services provided through preferred partners.

**Services provided by UMB Distribution Services, LLC.