ALPS Advisors, Inc. offers innovative investment solutions that help advisors and investors build better portfolios. Through both our alternative investment products and access to specialty asset managers we strive to deliver portfolio solutions that allow investors to diversify their core holdings and obtain exposure to attractive investment themes. Our exposure to alternatives and specialty managers is achieved primarily through exchage-traded funds, exchange-traded products, closed-end funds and open-end funds so that we can provide access that is registered, liquid and fully transparent.
ALPS is a comprehensive financial services company offering a variety of services to the investment management industry. With over 25 years of experience, we have developed a strong track record of innovation in the asset management, asset servicing and asset gathering business. ALPS entered the ETF market as one of the first service providers in 1995 and has since grown to become the 4th largest distributor of ETFs in the US. In 2007, we expanded our capabilities as an asset manager, specializing in satellite and alternative investment strategies that are designed to help advisors and Institutional Investors build better portfolios.
Our approach involves asset class and manager evaluation, seeking to partner with best-in-class index providers and sub-advisors to deliver portfolio solutions that help improve diversification and provide exposure to attractive investment themes. By utilizing Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and Open-End Mutual Funds, we are able to provide asset class exposure that is registered, liquid and transparent.
Rocky Mountain Advisers, LLC, an Alaska limited liability company ("RMA"), is an SEC-registered investment adviser with offices in Colorado and Kansas. RMA was formed in 2008 and began to actively conduct its investment advisory business in 2010. In addition to serving as a co-adviser or sub-adviser to the Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. since 2015, RMA provides investment services to a number of private client accounts. RMA and its affiliates previously served as co-investment adviser to three other registered investment companies, all of which were reorganized into Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. in 2015. As of April 30, 2018, RMA managed approximately $1.4 billion in assets.