ETF Issuer Definition

Learn the definition of etf issuer and other ETF terminology from the glossary.

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An ETF issuer is the entity responsible for creating, registering, and managing an ETF. The issuer is typically a financial institution, such as an asset management company or a specialized ETF provider. The issuer plays a central role in the creation, management, and administration of the ETF. To do this, the ETF issuer collaborates with various service providers, including trustees, advisers, and distributors, to bring the ETF to market successfully. The issuer's expertise, commitment to transparency, and adherence to regulatory guidelines significantly influence the success and effectiveness of the ETF, shaping its overall appeal to investors.

Related Terms

Investment Adviser, ETF Distributor, Authorized Participant (AP)

ETF Glossary is’s collection of key terms and definitions related to exchange-traded funds. ETFs are investment funds that are traded on stock exchanges, and they can encompass a wide range of asset classes, including stocks, bonds, commodities and more. Given the diverse range of ETFs and the complexity of financial markets, having a clear understanding of ETF-related terminology is instrumental for investors looking to make informed decisions, manage risks effectively and navigate the evolving landscape of ETF investments.