Mr. Baker joined Exchange Traded Concepts (“ETC”) in September 2011 and serves as Director of Capital Markets, focusing primarily on new Business Development. Jay played a lead role in the creation and successful launch of the Yorkville products – one of which being the first ETF launched on ETC’s platform in 2012 – which were acquired by Van Eck in early 2016. Through Mr. Baker’s leadership and expertise, ETC currently has 20 active funds, with assets over $3 billion, and will be launching another 5 to 6 funds in the near future.
Prior to his partnership with ETC, Jay spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Vice President of ETF Business Development for their Electronic ETF Trading Group. Jay previously worked at the American Stock Exchange in the ETF and Options department and was involved with marketing of the SPDR, the first ETF launched in the United States. The SPDR trades 200 million shares a day and has approximately $200 billion in AUM.
Jay graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA and received an MBA in Finance from Pace University.