Pardon Our Interruption: A Rapid Fire Discussion of the Issues and Trends the ETF Industry Will Face in 2023

A complimentary webinar presented by ETF BILD Project

What will the future hold for the ETF industry in 2023? Given the market volatility in the past year, capital market specialists are gazing back and closely monitoring what’s next. In collaboration with ETF BILD, we continue their mission to create a dialogue within the ETF sphere about the challenges and changes confronting us. Watch as our highly esteemed panelists offer quick takes on trending issues impacting the ETF industry.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Direct conversions: MF to ETF
  • Achieving volume in a crowded field
  • Should the SEC attempt to - regulate index funds?
  • Thematic investing practices
  • Upward trends in floor listing and seed capital needs
  • Potential long-term growth for ETF industry AUM


  • Moderator: Justin Meise, President & Founder, Buttonwood Communications Group
  • John L. Jacobs, Guest Lecturer, Center for Financial Markets & Policy, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
  • Richard M. Keary, Principal & Founder, Global ETF Advisors
  • Bibb Strench, Partner, Thompson Hine


The ETF BILD (Business Insights & Leadership Discussion) Project aims to be the catalyst for discussions on the most pressing issues faced by the business leaders of the exchange traded fund industry.

  • The ETF BILD Project is at the intersection of academic research and actionable business leadership. The ETF BILD Project is focused on the business insights, leadership, and discussion of the ETF industry.
  • The ETF BILD Project seeks to encourage an ongoing and open discussion on how leaders are solving problems, employing business and operational strategies, the outlook for the marketplace, and lessons learned throughout their process.


The ETF BILD Project is an open, objective and un-biased ideas exchange for ETF leaders and decision makers to share, discuss and analyze issues facing the ETF industry.

  • Through joint content, white papers, surveys and round-tables, the ETF BILD Project will engage with ETF industry leaders to facilitate discussions and produce thought leadership on the business of ETFs.
  • The ETF BILD Project will seek to publish original content on a quarterly basis and aggregate timely academic and industry research on an ongoing basis via its “What We’re Reading” website section.


The ETF BILD Project is 100% objective and unbiased and does not accept sponsored content or any form of pay-to-play exposure.

  • The ETF BILD Project does not endorse any product or business nor recommend any investment action.
  • The ETF BILD Project serves as a soundboard and place of interaction, debate, discussion, and analysis for the business leaders of the ETF industry.