BNY Mellon’s Pershing Launches No-Transaction-Fee ETF Platform; Introduces FundVest® ETF

June 15, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA, June 15, 2017—BNY Mellon’s Pershing launched today its new no-transaction-fee (NTF) exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform: FundVest® ETF. The NTF platform requires no purchase minimums or holding period, and will be available to all Pershing clients.

The solution complements Pershing’s existing mutual fund NTF platform, FundVest. It provides Pershing’s clients with flexibility to deliver a broad range of ETFs to investors while reducing explicit costs.

“As the demand for ETFs continues to increase, we are pleased to bring our clients a diverse selection of no-fee ETFs offered on an independent, open architecture platform,” said Justin Fay, Pershing’s director of Financial Solutions, responsible for Alternative Investments and ETFs. “This new offering reaffirms our commitment to expanding the suite of low-cost investment solutions available to our clients as they continue to implement ETFs more frequently within portfolios in an effort to more efficiently meet investor financial goals.”

Inflows into ETFs on the Pershing platform increased 20 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year. Further, in a recent Pershing survey conducted by Beacon Strategies among 1,500 financial advisors, RIAs, and global wealth managers, more than two-thirds of respondents who used ETFs said they intend to increase their usage over the next 12 months.

FundVest ETF spans a diverse range of asset classes, featuring funds from market-leading providers including Direxion, Guggenheim Investments, PowerShares by Invesco, OppenheimerFunds, PIMCO, Reality Shares, and SPDR® ETFs from State Street Global Advisors. The platform will continue to grow and add new providers over the coming months. 

Pershing clients will have full access to the variety of funds available on FundVest ETF via the ETF Center on NetX360®. The ETF Center also features premium thought leadership including articles and research through both Morningstar® and Lipper, and provides tools that allow advisors to search, screen and compare ETFs side by side.

About BNY Mellon's Pershing

BNY Mellon’s Pershing and its affiliates provide advisors, broker-dealers, family offices, hedge fund and ’40 Act fund managers, registered investment advisor firms and wealth managers with a broad suite of global financial business solutions. Many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful financial services firms rely on Pershing for clearing and custody, investment and retirement solutions, technology, enterprise data management, trading services, prime brokerage and business consulting. Pershing helps clients improve profitability and drive growth, create capacity and efficiency, attract and retain talent, and manage risk and regulation. With a network of 23 offices worldwide, Pershing provides business-to-business solutions to clients representing more than 6 million investor accounts globally. Pershing LLC (member FINRA, NYSE, SIPC) is a BNY Mellon company. Additional information is available on pershing.com, or follow us on Twitter @Pershing.

About BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of March 31, 2017, BNY Mellon had $30.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.7 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

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