Some of the Smartshares ETFs gain exposure to global markets by investing directly in an underlying fund. For these ETFs, it is the underlying fund that contains a portfolio of securities designed to track a specific index.
Smartshares funds are listed on NZX so you can buy or sell them just like individual shares. Each Smartshares ETF is designed to provide investors with similar returns to a direct investment in all the securities that make up the ETF.
Smartshares is the pioneer of ETFs in New Zealand, launching the first ETF (the NZ Top 10 Fund - TNZ) in 1996.
Lindsay is Chair of Smartshares. She is also a director of NZX Limited and was most recently Head of Distribution and Co-Head of APAC at BNY Mellon Investment Management, the global investment arm of BNY Mellon. She has held executive roles with Invesco Hong Kong, Harvest Alternatives Investment Group and Harvest Capital Management.
Mark is a director of the Smartshares board, and CEO of NZX. Mark has previously worked in a number of senior finance roles including Managing Director ANZ Securities. He has held executive roles with FNZC and The National Bank of NZ, and ANZ Institutional Bank. He is a former Chairman of the NZ Securities Industry Association.
Guy is an Independent Director of Smartshares. He is currently Corporate Governance Manager at the Accident Compensation Corporation. Previously he was Head of Equities at AMP Capital Investors (New Zealand) Limited, and he has held a range of senior investment roles in New Zealand and the US.
John is an Independent Director of Smartshares. He is currently the Investment Manager at Trust Investments Management Limited. Previously he was a Key Client Manager at Vanguard Investments, and has held a range of investment strategy and consulting roles in the New Zealand institutional market.