Michael Akins
Portfolio Manager

Mike is the Portfolio Manager on the ALPS ETF Trust and is responsible for fiduciary oversight of actively managed products. He also actively participates in new product development for ALPS Portfolio Solutions. Mike developed the due diligence process for sub-advisor selection and oversight for actively managed mutual funds, designed and implemented the index management process for ETFs and created the concept behind the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (Symbol: SDOG).

Prior to joining ALPS, Mike worked at UMB Financial Corporation in Compliance and Fiduciary Risk Management. Prior to UMB, Mike was an account manager at State Street Financial Corporation. Mike has over 10 years of financial industry experience, is an Honor Graduate from the Cannon Financial Institute's Fiduciary and Investment Risk Management School, and graduated from Briar Cliff University with a B.A. in Business Administration.