BlackRock(R) Canada Announces February Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) ETFs

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), today announced the February 2016 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on February 24, 2016 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on February 29, 2016.



BMO Asset Management has launched two new exchange traded funds (ETFs) to its existing suite of low volatility ETFs.

The new ETFs seek to provide investors with currency hedged access to U.S. and international markets and aim to navigate market volatility.


While there is plenty of information about exchange traded funds (ETFs) currently available, there is still a significant opportunity to help investors and financial advisors better understand ETF mechanics using simple, straightforward language and easy-to-understand content.

That was the driving force in BlackRock’s decision to create a series of ETF educational videos using an animated format.


ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered 13.1 billion US dollars in net new assets in January 2016, according to ETFGI

LONDON — February 8, 2016 — Despite difficult market conditions, the global ETF/ETP industry gathered net inflows of US$13.1 billion in net new assets (NNA) in January 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s January 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETFs/ETPs listed globally have now gathered net inflows for 24 consecutive months.

XTF Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF Can’t Burn Your Portfolio. Has Another Gap Up


HSBC ETFS PLC HSBC MSCI CANADA UCITS ETF $’s Trend Down, Especially After Today’s Gap Down





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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