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David L. Fogel


President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, IndexIQ, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., J.D., M.B.A., Georgetown

David Fogel is President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of IndexIQ, a leading alternative asset ETF manager with nearly $2.5 billion in assets under management....

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David Fogel is President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of IndexIQ, a leading alternative asset ETF manager with nearly $2.5 billion in assets under management. In April 2015, New York Life completed its acquisition of IndexIQ.

Professor Fogel began his career as a corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. In 1999, he and two other Georgetown graduates co-founded SmartPortfolio.com, Inc., which became a leading email financial newsletter business that was sold to TheStreet.com, a publicly-traded financial information company, in 2000. After the sale, Professor Fogel joined TheStreet.com as Vice President of New Product Development. In 2003, he helped launch Circle Peak Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in small-cap consumer product and financial services companies. In 2005, Professor Fogel became Vice President at Groton Partners, a boutique merchant bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated private investments. In 2006, he left Groton Partners to start IndexIQ with two partners, including another Georgetown graduate. Professor Fogel is a “Triple Hoya,” having received a B.S., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, a J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University Law Center where he served on the Georgetown Law Journal, and an M.B.A. (concentration in finance) from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards for The McDonough School of Business and The Wall Street Alliance and the Board of Trustees of Freedom House. In 2016, Professor Fogel was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Alliance.

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