Conference Co-Chair

Christian Magoon is CEO of Magoon Capital, a consulting firm founded to provide strategic counsel and initiate business development in the financial industry. An experienced strategist, Christian has helped raise more than $40 billion for asset managers since the mid-1990s in various product structures including ETFs, separately managed accounts, closed– end funds (CEFs) and unit investment trusts (UITs). A widely recognized thought leader on finance and market issues, Christian’s two fold mission is to support industry growth by making new investment opportunities accessible for investors and to provide insight into today’s changing investment landscape.

Prior to forming Magoon Capital in 2010, Christian was President of Claymore Securities, where he built one of the fastest growing and most innovative ETF businesses in the country. He launched more than 40 ETFs and 100 UITs, introducing many “firsts” to the U.S. market, including the first Sector Rotation, Timber, BRIC and suite of China focused ETFs. At the time of Christian’s departure from Claymore in late 2009, the firm’s ETF, CEF and UIT product lines contained more than $15 billion of investor assets.

Christian consistently provides his industry insights and knowledge as a commentator in the U.S. media speaking publicly on macro investment issues and ETF related topics. In 2008, he was named by Institutional Investor News as one of the five people to watch in the U.S. ETF marketplace. Christian has had the honor of ringing the opening bell to begin the trading day at the NYSE Euronext multiple times. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degree from Wheaton College in Illinois and has held the Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities license.

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