Citi Appointed by Huntington Asset Advisors to Provide Fund Administration and Custody Services for Its Exchange Traded Funds
New York, NY - July 25, 2012 – Citi has been appointed by Huntington Asset Advisors (Huntington) to provide fund administration, custody and index receipt services for Huntington Strategy Shares ETFs. The first Huntington ETF, Huntington Ecological ETF, launched on June 20, 2012 and will be followed by the Rotating Strategy ETF, which is scheduled to launch July 25th.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Citi and we knew we could rely on their expertise to provide valuable insight on how to develop active ETFs,” said Randy Bateman, president and chief investment officer of Huntington Funds. “Citi met all our project milestones and allowed us to focus our energy on launching a new product and building this business.”
Citi OpenInvestorSM currently provides services to 11 ETF managers in nine markets around the world. By offering custody, administration, index receipt agent, liquidity, and trading services across both active and passive ETFs, Citi focuses on delivering global solutions across the ETF servicing value chain.
“We are excited about extending our relationship with Huntington Asset Advisors through the launch of the US ETF servicing platform for their active ETF Trust,” said Chandresh Iyer, Global Head of Custody and Investment Administration Services, Citi. “With the launch of our ETF platform, we are uniquely positioned to deliver holistic solutions for all types of investment products across major markets.”
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Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $56 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Huntington National Bank, founded in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and other financial products and services. The principal markets for these services are Huntington’s six-state banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
The primary distribution channels include a banking network of over 660 traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including Internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and over 1,300 ATMs. Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state banking franchise area and selected other Midwest and New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.