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iShares ETFs Canada

iShares® Funds are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited or BlackRock Investments Canada Inc., and are part of the world's most extensive family of exchange traded funds (ETFs). iShares is the largest ETF provider in the world, with more than 460 funds globally. iShares ranks as one of the fastest growing fund families and commands almost 50% of the worldwide ETF industry market share. In Canada, iShares is the leading ETF provider with roughly C$40billion AUM.


BMO Exchange Traded Funds is a diversified family of ETFs that includes a broad range of domestic and global investment solutions, which cover a full array of asset classes, sectors and regions. With more than 100 years of combined experience in managing institutional indexing and retail ETF strategies, BMO's team of ETF experts scours the global marketplace for opportunities to strategically design and build a broad range of ETFs - from core broad index to precise sector and regional offerings - to meet a variety of investment needs. BMO ETFs are managed and administered by BMO Asset Management Inc., a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Bank of Montreal.

Horizons ETFs Group

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ("Horizons Canada"), formerly BetaPro Management Inc., together with its subsidiaries AlphaPro Management Inc. ("AlphaPro") and Horizons Investment Management Inc, manage the Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc. ("Horizons ETF") family of ETFs. The Horizons ETFs family of ETFs includes a broadly diversified range of investment tools with solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. As of September 30, 2013, Horizons Canada has approximately $4 billion in assets under management. Horizons Canada is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investment Group.

Invesco PowerShares

Invesco PowerShares is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolutionâ„¢ through its family of more than 120 ETFs across the globe. Invesco PowerShares is anchored on a vision of delivering investment performance through the benefit-rich ETF structure.rnrnInvesco PowerShares focuses on offering value-added and innovative ETFs, starting with the inception of its first two offerings in May 2003. Since then, Invesco PowerShares has experienced substantial growth, with sponsored assets of over US$82 billion as at June 30, 2013. Since its integration with Invesco Ltd. in 2006 Invesco PowerShares has built a global presence: PowerShares ETFs are now owned in over 130 countries and are listed on the major U.S. stock exchanges, as well as many other prominent exchanges throughout Europe, Asia and now Canada.

Vanguard ETFs

What sets Vanguard apart – and lets Vanguard put investors first around the world – is the ownership structure of the Vanguard Group, Inc., in the United States. Rather than being publicly traded or owned by a small group of individuals, The Vanguard Group is owned by Vanguard's U.S.-domiciled funds and ETFs. Those funds, in turn, are owned by their investors. This unique mutual structure aligns our interests with those of our investors and drives the culture, philosophy and policies throughout the Vanguard organization worldwide.

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Vanguard manages more than US$2.45 trillion, including more than US$283 billion in low cost ETFs. Vanguard Investments Canada Inc., has 16 low cost, core ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. All figures are as of June 30, 2013.

First Asset

First Asset is an independent Canadian investment management company focused on delivering superior risk-adjusted investment returns to Canadian investors and their investment advisors. Founded in 1996, First Asset is a leading manager of ETFs, mutual funds, and closed end funds in Canada. First Asset offers a wide variety of solutions designed to fit any investor's portfolio needs in diverse market conditions. In addition to its families of internally managed investment funds, First Asset provides Canadian investors with access to some of the world's most recognized and respected investment managers.


RBC ETFs are an innovative suite of complementary and flexible fixed income ETFs managed by RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM), the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to individual, high net worth and institutional investors through exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, pooled funds, hedge funds, segregated accounts and specialty investment strategies. RBC GAM group of companies manage more than $250 billion in assets and have approximately 1,000 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Purpose Investments

Purpose Investments' product strategies are focused around intelligent rules-based disciplined investment strategies - firmly rooted in the methods and processes of institutional money management. Purpose is committed to democratizing the investment industry by giving all Canadians access to a range of investment strategies that have previously been out of their reach. Purpose builds investment funds designed to produce above average returns for below annual management fees.

First Trust Portfolios Canada

The First Trust companies are a well-respected global enterprise with a history in the U.S. market since 1991 and in Canada since 1996. First Trust Advisors L.P., the portfolio advisor for the First Trust AlphaDEX™ ETFs, has approximately US$12 billion in ETF assets under management and approximately US $70 billion in total assets under supervision or management. First Trust is the umbrella name used for its various businesses conducted in Europe, Canada and the U.S.

Questrade ETFs

Questrade Financial Group Inc. ("QFG") and its affiliated companies provide financial products and services to Canadians including securities, foreign currency, investment and wealth management. In 2014, Questrade's CEO was named as EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Ontario) in the services category, and since 2011, Questrade has been ranked one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. Questrade Financial Group is headquartered in Toronto.

Auspice Capital Advisors

Auspice Capital is a Calgary Canada based fund manager of non-correlated alternatives which, since 2006, has partnered with global institutional and retail clients. Led by a respected PM team with institutional pedigree from an Energy major and Canadian bank, Auspice employs a disciplined, rules-based approach to investment management and manages a suite of award-winning and innovative investment products available in a variety of delivery mechanisms (funds, ETFs, indices, managed accounts).

Lysander Funds

Lysander Funds partners with independent investment managers with sound and focused investment strategies to provide cost-effective investment solutions. This enables Lysander’s Partner Portfolio Managers to focus on what they do best – executing their investment strategies and generating returns for investors.

Hamilton Capital Global Bank ETF

Hamilton Capital is an investment manager headquartered in Toronto. Specializing in the global financial services sector, its team of professionals has nearly 50 years of experience combined in the financial services sector. The firm employees a specialized investment process, augmented by proprietary research, analysis, and analytical tools to manage its portfolio of investment products. Hamilton Capital is also an active commentator on the global financial services sector.

Sphere Investment Management Inc. (SIMI)

Sphere Investment Management Inc. (SIMI) is the provider of an integrated wealth management platform based on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Founded in 2015, Sphere was established with a philosophy of providing Canadians with leading investment solutions based on factor-tilted methodologies that are: innovative, diversified, low cost, tax efficient, transparent and tailored to investor risk/return profiles.

Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Investments offers an innovative suite of fixed income and equity ETFs, to provide advisors and investors with new solutions as they are committed to the financial success of investors through their eyes. Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $61.4 billion in assets under management as at May 31, 2016, Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with over $135 billion in total assets under management as at May 31, 2016.

Harvest ETFs

HARVEST ETFs are focused on providing simple investment solutions that offer long term growth with attractive income. Through its unique family of Equity Income Funds, Harvest will invest in sectors and themes based on long term growth characteristics and employs an active quantitative process to select leading companies. Harvest employs a flexible covered call strategy in specific ETFs to enhance income. Harvest believes that Equity Income strategies allow investors to invest for growth while enjoying steady income. Harvest ETF’s are managed by Harvest Portfolios Group Inc., an innovative Canadian investment management company.

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