ALPS ADVISORS INC Profile
ALPS Advisors Inc. is an asset management company that has had over a quarter century of experience. The company was founded in 1985 and operates as a business subsidiary of ALPS Inc., which operates through various business segments including ALPS Fund Services Inc. for asset servicing, ALPS Distributors Inc. for asset gathering, which is the segment that ALPS Advisors Inc. falls under. ALPS Advisors Inc. is held by Alps Holdings, Inc. and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and, through related subsidiaries under the ALPS umbrella, also has offices in Boston, New York, Seattle, and Toronto. The parent company ALPS is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of DST systems and has over 500 employees catering to over 250 clients. ALPS is the top service provider in North America and top global service provider, being ranked in the top 5 hedge fund administrators and fastest growing mutual fund manager. ALPS Advisors Inc. currently has 40 employees with 4 investment advisors and 28 broker dealer representatives. The company currently has over $16.5 billion in total assets under management spread across 42 accounts, with all of its held accounts being discretionary accounts. Both its total number of accounts held and total assets under management has grown in recent year, with its total number of accounts doubling its 20 amount just five years prior and its total assets under management growing from $1.5 billion in 2010 to over 10 times that amount today. All of the company’s clients are investment companies and the company takes generates revenue through a mix of percentage of assets and fixed fees. ALPS Advisors Inc. primarily focuses its investments in the energy sector, which alone makes up over three quarters of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the finance, utilities and telecommunications, and materials sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. The company, through ALPS, offers a variety of ETFs including its Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs, Sector Low Volatility, and Medical Breakthroughs ETFs and Mutual Funds including its Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund and Sterling ETF Tactical Rotation Fund.