SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EQM Indexes LLC, (“EQM Indexes”), a San Diego-based provider of index benchmarks for Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), announced today the addition of Ted Vickey to its EQM Wearables Index Committee.
EQM Indexes has assembled a team of financial and industry professionals with years of experience to serve on its Index Committee. The role of the Index Committee is to ensure the index is being managed according to its stated rules and guidelines, review the index’s methodology and use their combined industry expertise to determine which stocks qualify to be considered as index candidates.
“We are thrilled to have Ted on board as a member of our Index Committee,” said Jane Edmondson, co-founder of EQM Indexes. “Ted brings 25 years of experience in exercise science and business, with a special expertise in fitness technology. His knowledge of the wearables industry will be invaluable to the committee and the EQM Wearables Index.” The EQM Wearables Index is licensed to the WEAR ETF which trades on the BATS exchange under the ticker symbol “WEAR”.
Vickey is the Founder & President of FitWell, LLC, a fitness and wellness disruptive health technology company serving clients around the globe. In addition, he is the Senior Advisor Emerging Technologies at the American Council on Exercise, Senior Advisor for Disruptive Health Technologies at Canyon Ranch Institute, and a Professor of Kinesiology at Point Loma University.
Referred to as “One of the most connected men in fitness,” Vickey served as Executive Director of the White House Athletic Center under three Presidential administrations.
Vickey holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science from Penn State and a Master’s of Business in International Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of Limerick. Vickey is also finishing a PhD in Engineering with specific focus on Disruptive Health Technologies from the National University of Ireland at Galway.
About EQM Indexes LLC
EQM Indexes, LLC is a woman-owned firm dedicated to creating and supporting indexes that track growth industries and emerging investment themes. Co-founded by Jane Edmondson, a former Institutional Portfolio Manager with more than 24 years of investment industry experience, EQM Indexes’ index designs spans a wide range of asset classes and financial instruments. EQM Indexes does not provide investment advice, nor offer the sale of securities, but does partner with issuers and works jointly with other index firms to provide benchmarks for Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), and other similar products.
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