BMO Launches BMO Women in Leadership Fund: The First Impact Investing Mutual Fund by a Canadian Bank

- The BMO Women in Leadership Fund invests in North American companies that promote gender-diverse leadership

- BMO Investments Inc. has also launched BMO Fossil Fuel Free Fund, a socially responsible investment (SRI) strategy that excludes companies primarily involved in the development and infrastructure of fossil fuels

- The two funds provide Canadians with more choice and the opportunity to make investments that reflect their personal principles


First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF begins trading

Signature Global Asset Management’s John Hadwen is responsible for stock selection for the fund

First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF began trading on Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FSF.


MFDA: Sale of ETFs OK as long as certain conditions are met

Advisors must fulfil their proficiency requirements and dealers must have the technological systems in place to trade ETFs

The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) will not stand in the way of financial advisors and member dealer firms who want to sell exchange-traded funds (ETFs) — so long as they meet the requirements necessary to do so, according to senior members of the MFDA who spoke during a panel discussion at the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers' annual conference in Toronto on Tuesday.


What’s in Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex Canada Index ETF After Today’s Gap Down?

The stock of Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex Canada Index ETF (TSE:VXC) gapped down by $0.05 today and has $25.31 target or 11.00% below today’s $28.44 share price.


WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager, today announced it has established an office in Toronto, and pending Canadian regulatory approval, will distribute Canadian ETFs, offering Canadians new investment strategies through which to build and manage their portfolios.


Horizons announces April 2016 distributions for its covered call ETFs

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. (collectively "Horizons ETFs") are pleased to announce the distribution amounts per unit (the "Distributions") for the Horizons ETFs suite of covered call exchange traded funds (the "ETFs"), for the period ending April 30, 2016, as indicated in the table below.




Radius Financial Education opens Toronto Stock Exchange, May 20, 2015

Please see the video here


Six Pack - Exchange Traded Funds

This year ETFs are celebrating their 25th anniversary. Deborah Fuhr of ETFGI speaks with 6 experts who discuss how the global ETF industry evolved in the past 25 years.

  • Peter Haynes, CFA - Managing Director, Index Products at TD Securities Inc.
  • Ungad Chadda - Senior Vice President at the Toronto by ShopperMaster">Stock Exchange
  • Howard Atkinson - Chief Executive Officer at Horizon ETFs
  • Som Seif - President & CEO at Purpose by ShopperMaster">Investments
  • Michael Cooke - Head of Distribution at PowerShares Canada
  • Yves Rebetez, CFA - Managing Director and Editor at ETFinsight


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