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Brenton Garen is editor-in-chief of ETF Trends, responsible for leading the editorial direction and digital initiatives of all products. He moved to the U.S. from Australia after receiving a B.A. in journalism from the Queensland University of Technology. Previously, Brenton was executive editor of Mirror Media Group in Los Angeles, where he oversaw five newspaper publications.

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