ETF Services

Global Reach. Hands-On Support.


BNY Mellon combines the end-to-end capabilities of a global ETF service provider with the hands-on support you need to help you address your most complex operational requirements.


With the flexibility to execute on almost any investment strategy, you can rely on our expertise and relationship-driven approach to get your products to market, efficiently.


Why BNY Mellon for your ETF Needs?

  • Power and convenience of connectivity to the global markets.
  • A gateway to the investment advisor community.
  • Respected sub-advisor* to handle your assets as carefully as you would.

*Sub-advisor services provided by Mellon Capital.

Fund Managers: Thinking about launching an ETF? Jeff McCarthy, CEO of Exchange Traded Funds, explains how BNY Mellon can help asset managers “Design. Build. Manage. Grow.” an ETF.


Our industry-leading technology platform offers unparalleled flexibility and automation so you can execute any product strategy with a streamlined workflow. Our dedicated technology team is continuously working to introduce enhancements that expand our capabilities — and your business.


  • Built on a proven, high-volume platform, our services are used by many of the industry’s largest ETF issuers.
  • We offer the ability to customize basket structure with ease and reliability.
  • Our  scalable, automated platform helps to mitigate risk and reduces costs of internal staff or third-party to support order flow.
  • Straight-through-processing for ETF trade execution is available through BNY Mellon Markets.
  • We deliver transparent communication between clients, custodians and APs and connectivity to key parties.

A consultative partner that keeps you ahead of the curve.


In today’s competitive market, having an expert advisor on your side gives you a critical edge. Our ETF Services team works closely with you at every stage of the ETF lifecycle, offering deep industry perspectives and hands-on support to address your most complex needs.


  • We have played a leading role in the development of procedures and systems integral to some of the first and most innovative products in the ETF industry.
  • Clients are assigned a dedicated point of contact who works to build long term trust, learn your business and is invested in your success.
  • We help develop customized, streamlined operational workflows to help you grow your business globally.
  • BNY Mellon's breadth provides a holistic view of the evolving needs of the AP community and market access/distribution strategy knowledge.

Proven, fine-tuned launch process designed for efficiency.


As the ETF market continues to mature, winning requires more and more specialized and sophisticated products, and each new fund or strategy launch brings a new challenge. Our detailed, go-to-market process efficiently guides you from conception to launch so you can bring breakthrough products to market — ahead of the competition. 


  • From concept to implementation, our team helps launch over 100 new ETFs every year, offering clients expert advice and a detailed launch process.
  • Along with an intimate knowledge of evolving market trends,  BNY Mellon brings 20 years of experience to servicing the widest range of ETFs.
  • From the first fixed income ETF and the first hard commodity ETF, to Europe’s first ETF, our strong record of first-time product innovations speaks for itself.

New market expansion without compromising service.


Our global reach allows you to expand into new markets with a consistent user experience, platform technology and customer service. Wherever you operate, our team is ready to help you drive assets across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Asia Pacific. We’re continually investing in our global footprint — to help you strengthen yours.


  • As of March 2020, we service 91 ETF issuers globally, offering 1,089 funds and total assets of $615 billion.
  • We provide consistent capabilities and service experience across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Our commitment to the Asia-Pacific region is fortified by our presence in Hong Kong.
  • We supported the creation of Europe’s first ETF, and recently, the creation of the first ETF in the United Arab Emirates.

Essential insights and support for improved capital efficiency.


With shifts in the regulatory landscape, BNY Mellon understands the constraints on liquidity and increased pressure on capital. We build from our own financial strength and stability to provide the insights required to help you.


  • Our balance sheet shows consistent strength, with assets, revenues and a capital position that point to success.
  • Credit ratings are consistently among the highest in the financial services industry.*


* See BNY Mellon's Investor Relations website for current credit ratings.

BNY Mellon ETF Survey 2020

We polled 89 senior executives from the ETF community on their main concerns and future plans for 2020.


August 2019

5 Things to Know When Issuing ETFs for the First Time

In this video series, our ETF experts explain five things to consider when issuing ETFs for the first time.

Our Insights

ETF Volatility Blog

June 2020

Do ETFs Perform as Designed During Volatility?

Miguel Alvarez, ETF Product Team, BNY Mellon, explains why ETF structures have held up well despite extreme volatility and increased trading volumes.

ETF Video Series

April 2020

Inside ETF 2020 Video Series

Get an inside view on the shifting landscape of ETFs and what that means for ETF community. In this eight-part video series, our ETF experts cover topics to address the big questions.

November 2019

Entering a New ETF Era

A slate of new non-transparent and semi-transparent actively managed ETF structures have been proposed in 2019. Our latest commentary summarizes these new structures and their similarities and differences.

September 2019

A New Day for ETFs in the U.S.

The SEC’s adoption of Rule 6c-11 (the “ETF Rule”) establishes a consistent framework for new ETF products to help drive innovation and competition. Our ETF team summarized the new rule and implications for issuers.

May 2019

The Next Evolution of Actively Managed ETFs

The recent news regarding the Precidian ActiveShares® filing provides a light at the end of the tunnel for active managers who want to leverage the ETF wrapper.

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