First Asset Investment Management has launched the First Asset Preferred Share ETF (FPR) and First Asset Long Duration Fixed Income ETF (FLB) on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Signature Global Asset Management, an affiliate of First Asset and a division of CI Investments Inc., is the Portfolio Manager for both funds. Signature Global Asset Management, led by its Chief Investment Officer, Eric Bushell, manages over $50 billion in core equity, balanced and income-oriented funds, and is CI Investments Inc.'s largest in-house portfolio management group. These two actively managed ETFs will each be managed by sector specialists within Signature Global Asset Management.


BMO Asset Management has aunched an Emerging Markets low volatility Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) which complements its existing suite of smart beta ETFs.

BMO Low Volatility Emerging Markets Equity ETF (Ticker: ZLE) provides investors with exposure to Emerging Markets while navigating market volatility. This ETF is designed for investors seeking long-term growth through Emerging Market equities with greater downside protection than market-capitalisation-weighted products.


The First Asset ETFs are actively managed, fixed-income products whereas BMO Asset Management is expanding its low-volatility ETF lineup


Canada's exchange-traded fund market (ETF) has become more populated with the introduction of new products from First Asset Investment Management Inc. and BMO Asset Management Inc., both of Toronto.


Aequitas Technology Services Inc. (Aequitas Connect), the innovation hub of Aequitas Innovations Inc. (Aequitas Innovations) today announced that

Invesco Canada (Invesco) has signed up for its fund technology platform, Aequitas PTF Connect. Having successfully completed live testing with all participating service providers, Invesco’s full range of Platform Traded Funds™ (PTFs™) are now available for trading.


Horizons ETFs Management has announced today that it intends to split or consolidate the units of five exchange traded funds (ETFs).

After the close of trading on Friday, 27 May, 2016, on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the units of four ETFs will be consolidated as follows:  Horizons BetaPro S&P/TSX Global Gold™ Bear Plus ETF (1:4); Horizons BetaPro NYMEX® Crude Oil Bull Plus ETF (1:2); Horizons BetaPro US 30-year Bond Bear Plus ETF (:2); and Horizons BetaPro US 30-year Bond Bear Plus ETF (1:2). They will begin trading on a post-consolidated basis on Monday, 30 May, 2016, the effective date of the consolidations.


Horizons ETFs and National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) have launched the sixth edition of the Biggest Winner Trading Competition, a free-to-enter simulated exchange traded fund (ETF) investment contest that provides Canadian investors with the opportunity to learn about trading in a risk-free environment while competing for cash prizes.

Eligible registrants open a simulated brokerage account that begins with a balance of CAD100,000 notional Canadian dollars (no actual money will be traded). Registrants can then use these fantasy funds to trade any combination of ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).




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

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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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