Sponsors 2020


BMO Global Asset Management (“BMO GAM”) was introduced in 2011 and is a C$333.9 billion dollar[1] asset management business focused on meeting the needs of investors, both locally and globally, with capabilities in virtually all public markets. The business is characterized by specialized, regional investment teams providing a range of investment solutions to clients across North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Middle East.

BMO GAM's Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) business was launched in 2009 and quickly became the top ETF asset gatherer in Canada, having now maintained this status for the past eight consecutive years. As of Sept. 30, 2018, BMO GAM’s ETF assets under management stood at C$50.4 billion, with listings in Toronto, Hong Kong and in London. BMO ETFs provides over 100 listings across the three markets, featuring major benchmark indices, segmented fixed income, Factor or Rule-based Beta, as well as innovative and active solutions.
[1] AUM as of September 30, 2018. Includes BMO Asset Management Inc., BMO Asset Management U.S., Pyrford International, LGM Investments, BMO Fixed Income and F&C Asset Management plc which was rebranded BMO Global Asset Management EMEA


At Franklin Templeton, we believe successful investing begins with ambition. And achievement only comes when you reach for it. That’s why we continually strive to deliver better outcomes for investors.
By bringing together world-class investment teams in a single firm, we offer specialized expertise across styles and asset classes, all supported by the strength and resources of one of the world’s largest asset managers.
We stay focused on delivering relevant investment solutions, strong long-term results and reliable, personal service. Our focus on putting clients first has helped us to become one of the most trusted names in asset management.

Aon is the leading global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in Risk, Retirement and Health at a time when those topics have never been more important to the global economy. Aon develops insights—driven by data and delivered by experts—that reduce the volatility our clients face and help them maximize their performance.
We place $125B of risk premium annually in the 120 countries in which Aon operates. We have 50,000 Aon colleagues around the world. Our retirement and investments practice has over $3.5T in assets under advisement and we manage $180B of healthcare premium directed annually. Aon provides risk advisory, commercial risk and reinsurance solutions to help clients better identify, quantify and manage their risk exposure. Aon provides actuarial, investment and bundled retirement solutions to help clients design and implement secure, equitable and sustainable retirement programs and Aon provides consulting, global benefits and exchange solutions to help clients mitigate rising health care costs and improve employee health and well-being.
Aon combines proprietary data, technology, and advisory services to develop insights that help clients reduce volatility and improve performance.


About Manulife Investment Management

A passion for providing solutions

We draw on more than a century of experience and offer that to advisors and investors alike. Although rooted in history, we’re driven by the idea of challenging the status quo, partnering with advisors, and delivering real value to our customers. This passion for creating solutions is guided by the belief that our success is measured by that of our clients.

For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the world’s third largest asset manager with US $2.51 trillion* under our care.

*AUM reflects approximately $32.45 billion (as of December 31, 2018), with respect to which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) serves as marketing agent; SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.


TD Asset Management (TDAM), a member of TD Bank Group, is a leading North American investment management firm. Operating through TD Asset Management Inc. in Canada and TDAM USA Inc. in the U.S., TDAM brings new thinking to investors' most important challenges. TDAM offers investment solutions to corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and manages assets on behalf of almost 2 million retail investors. TDAM provides access to mutual funds with a wide variety of mandates, a range of diverse Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as well as alternative investments, giving clients access to one of the broadest offerings of investment solutions available in Canada. TDAM, together with our affiliate, Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. oversees more than $389.4 billion1 in assets and is the largest manager of pension fund assets in Canada2. All entities are wholly-owned subsidiaries of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.


1 Assets under management (AUM) as at December 31, 2019 for TD Asset Management Inc., TDAM USA Inc., and Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. TD Asset Management operates through TD Asset Management Inc. in Canada and through TDAM USA Inc. in the United States. All entities listed are affiliates and wholly-owned subsidiaries of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

2 The Top 40 Money Managers (as of December 31, 2019), Benefits Canada, May 2020.


Emerge Canada Inc. launched in July 2019 to bring Canadians elite, global investment strategies. We are an investment management firm that provides support and services to investment managers, institutions and professional advisors. Emerge is focused on opening new doors for high-calibre emerging managers who meet its stringent standards. Its vision is to be recognized for creating opportunities for these global investment managers by facilitating the manufacturing of new funds and providing distribution expertise.


Fundata offers mutual fund, ETF and stock information through a suite of highly customizable products and services for mutual fund companies, back-office, investment brokerages, financial advisors, data vendors and retail investors.

At Harvest ETFs, our guiding principles are premised on building wealth for our clients through ownership of strong businesses that have the potential to grow & generate steady income over the long term. Founded in 2009, Harvest offers a diversified portfolio of investment products designed to satisfy the long term growth and income needs of investors.

CETFA is the only ETF association in Canada, and the first of its kind in the world. CETFA represents 97% of ETF assets under management in Canada with the mandate to support the growth, sustainability and integrity of Canada’s ETF industry.


Canadian ETF Watch is an independent organization which provides comprehensive market intelligence, news and fundamental research solutions strongly focused on the ETF markets. We are covering the ETF market globally and have launched the first global, high-end exchange traded funds magazine in Canada.
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