Yorkville ETF Advisors
Yorkville ETF Advisors is an asset management company dedicated to creating the next generation of MLP ETFs. Our YETF product line tracks MLP indexes designed to be investment strategies, not simple benchmarks. This objective approach allows investors to participate in MLP opportunities based on investment merit rather than arbitrary criteria.
Our initial YETFs product, the Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (YMLP), tracks an index of high income MLPs. Although MLPs have traditionally been sought after as an income investment, YMLP is the first MLP ETF tracking an index designed around a comprehensive income - focused investment strategy.
Yorkville ETF Advisors' extensive experience in MLP research and portfolio management has led to its foundational belief in the value of a strategic investment approach toward MLPs. The YETFs product line provides an efficient, transparent and flexible path for MLP ETF investors to access this investment approach.
Who we are:
Darren Schuringa, Managing Partner
Darren Schuringa, CFA is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Yorkville ETF Advisors LLC. He serves as the portfolio manager for the Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (YMLP). Darren is also a principal of Yorkville Capital Management, an asset management firm focused on MLPs with over 20 years of experience researching and investing in the asset class. Previously Darren was a Partner and Manager with Estabrook Capital Management where he managed over $1 billion of assets. Darren graduated from the University of Western Ontario and received an MBA in finance from Rollins College.
Jay Baker, Managing Partner
Jay Baker is a Managing Partner of Yorkville ETF Advisors LLC. He is responsible for new product and business development, marketing, and client service. Jay has been involved with ETFs throughout his career as a member of the Exchange Traded Products Group at the American Stock Exchange, Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, and most recently with Goldman Sachs’ Electronic ETF Trading Group. Jay graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and has an MBA from Pace University.
Richard Hogan, Managing Partner
Rich Hogan is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Yorkville ETF Advisors. Rich began his professional career as an Independent Options Trader on the floors of the New York Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange. Rich was a Managing Director of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg from 1992-2000 and later became a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs where he played a critical role in combining the ETF operations of SLK, Goldman Sachs and Hull Trading. Rich has been in involved with ETFs in the United States since their inception. He is a graduate of Villanova University.
William N. Hershey
William N. Hershey joined Yorkville ETF Advisors as a research analyst after interning with Yorkville Capital Management since the Summer of 2009. Mr. Hershey recently co-authored an in-depth study of Master Limited Partnerships that was published as a white paper, titled Publicly Traded Partnerships: A Complete Study of Risk and Return (1986-2011). William is involved in the research, development, and structuring of Yorkville’s ETF investment products.
Mr. Hershey graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2011. He received a BA in Economics with a minor in Finance.
David Tokar serves as ETF Product Specialist and Sales Professional at Yorkville ETF Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining Yorkville, David worked at Guggenheim Investments where he gained extensive knowledge in the distribution of Exchange-Traded Funds, Mutual Funds, Closed-End Funds and Unit-Investment Trust. While at Guggenheim, David managed several premier territories and educated financial professionals on more than 70 different investment products.
David holds a B.A. in Business/Economics from Wheaton College in Illinois.
Jason Bloom is the Head of Global Distribution for Yorkville ETF Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining Yorkville, Jason served as ETF Portfolio Strategist with Guggenheim Investments where he played an extensive role in training Guggenheim ETF product specialists in product knowledge, ETF trading and execution, and portfolio implementation. Jason also managed key relationships with institutional ETF trading desks and conducted ETF-focused training events for employees of some of the largest broker-dealers in the world. Prior to joining Guggenheim Investments, Jason spent a decade trading proprietary strategies in global equities, fixed-income, and energy commodities. Jason now manages strategic relationships with Yorkville partner firms as well as leading Yorkville’s team of ETF product specialists.
Jason has a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Gustavus Adolphus College and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.