Asset managers who want to dabble in the exchange traded fund space do not have to go it alone. Some of the most innovative ideas have been launched based on ETF service providers partnering with forward thinking managers.

Those who are thinking about putting their own strategy to work in an ETF wrapper can attend the upcoming ETF Boot Camp conference event that is slated for September 29 and 30 in New York City to hear from the largest ETF providers on how to foster relationships, the process for joining forces and the benefit of these partnerships. [Asset Managers Take a Crash Course in ETF Industry]

Seeking to grow their assets under management, small money managers are taking a closer look at ETFs. However, some are turning to so-called white label, or turnkey, ETF companies to build and launch an investment idea.

ETF issuers like Exchange Traded Concepts, ActiveETF Partners, Golden Gate Investment Consulting LLC, ALPS, AdvisorShares and ETF Issuer Solutions, among others, help go through the regulatory approval process, provide a board of directors and get an ETF listed on an exchange for $20,000 to $100,000 in startup costs.