William Belden

Managing Director, Head of ETF Business Development
Guggenheim Investments

William H. Belden, III is a managing director at Guggenheim Investments. In his role, Mr. Belden directs business development for the firm’s line-up of ETFs, including distribution and marketing activities.

Prior to Guggenheim Investments, Mr. Belden worked as a senior product manager at Northern Trust Global Investments, where he was responsible for overseeing proprietary mutual fund products. Prior to Northern Trust, he was vice president of product management at Stein, Roe & Farnham and served as vice president for relationship management in the cash products group at Kemper Financial Services. Mr. Belden is regularly quoted in financial media outlets. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and has a B.S. in finance from Miami University. He is series 7, 24 and 63 registered.

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