ETF Services

Speed the Market Demands


As an experienced service provider for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), we have created services specifically designed to address your complex needs.


We seek to meet your operational requirements efficiently, accurately and with the speed that the market demands.

  • Accelerated market entry
  • Specialised support for ETFs
  • Automated transfer agency for U.S. equity ETFs
  • International ETF solutions (ICSD Model) 

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


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.

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.

Our Insights

June 2020

European Exchange Traded Products: Momentum Builds for the ISCD Model

What’s behind the trend of adopting the International Central Securities Depositary (ICSD) model for Exchange Traded Products? What are the benefits of the model and how far could the trend go? Our paper traces the path from post-Brexit migration of Irish ETFs to a complete transformation of the European ETP market.

July 2019

Brexit and ETF Migration

The Brexit and ETF Migration paper outlines the anticipated transfer of ETF services to a new jurisdiction (Belgium) and the potential for adoption of a new model (International Central Securities Depository – ICSD).


May 2019

The Rising Demand of ESG ETFs

The market for ethical or environmental, social and governance (ESG) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has grown exponentially in recent years, attracting investors who want to align their money with opportunities that are consistent with their core values and beliefs.

September 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland Publishes Feedback Statement on the ETF Discussion Paper

The much-anticipated feedback statement following the release of DP6 on Exchange Traded Funds by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) was released 14 September 2018. Ireland has long been the domicile of choice for European ETFs, with the vast majority of European ETFs now domiciled in Ireland, so the CBI’s continued focus on this growing sector comes as no surprise.

International ETF Solutions (ICSD Model)

As part of BNY Mellon’s complete ETF solution, our Corporate Trust team supports ETF fund managers issuing in the International Central Securities Depositary (ICSD) structure (Euroclear and Clearstream) through paying agency services.


We can assist with US or European multi-listed ETFs distributing across multiple European markets.

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