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


CI Exchange-Traded Funds are a comprehensive suite of investment solutions offered and managed by CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”). CI GAM is one of Canada’s largest ETF providers, offering a robust lineup of ETF solutions to give investors choice and flexibility in meeting their specific investment needs.


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.


Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 18 countries and territories. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We’re committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement. 


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 $3.90 trillion under our care.

* Pensions & Investments Research Center, as of 12/31/20.
This figure is presented as of June 30, 2021 and includes approximately $63.59 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the 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 focuses on bringing innovation to the forefront. 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. Most popular Emerge is responsible for bringing the famous ARK ETFs to Canada in the Emerge ARK ETFs, available to all Canadian investors in both Canadian Dollar and US Dollar.


Founded in 2009, Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. is a Canadian Investment Fund Manager managing approximately $1.8 billion in assets. At Harvest, our guiding principles are premised on building wealth for our clients through ownership of strong businesses that have the potential to grow & generate income over the long term.
Harvest ETFs (managed by Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.)

Asset TV is a global video research and learning platform for investment professionals, trusted by over 500,000 financial advisors, pension funds, consultants, family offices and wealth managers across the globe for their due-diligence, validation, research and learning. Website: www.assettv.ca

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.

The Canadian ETF Association (CETFA) is the only ETF association in the world. We are coming up to our 10th anniversary – and we have to 17 Issuers, 19 Affiliate members and 3 Portfolio Manager members. We represent approximately 95% of Canadian ETF AUM.

Our Mandate is to support the growth, sustainability and integrity of Canada’s ETF industry. The majority of our time is spent on education – advisors, regulators, government officials and anyone else who wants to hear about ETFs.


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.
Canadian ETF Watch’s news stories focus intently on educating investors regarding specific offerings, current market trends, sectors, economies, and sentiment about every ETF market we track for our clients. We hope you find this information insightful, intelligent and in time to help you make the most of ETF investing. You will find a wealth of information in our archives, and can search for keywords targeting articles relevant to you. Please feel free to comment on any of these articles, our community appreciates every-one’s views, and outlooks.


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