Steven Hawkins

President and Co-CEO, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Steven Hawkins is the President and Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs and is responsible for the day-to-day business and affairs of the firm. With more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry, Mr. Hawkins has been with Horizons ETFs or its predecessors and affiliates since 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Hawkins was also the Managing Partner and a Director with JovFunds Management Inc., a subsidiary of Jovian Capital Corporation, from late 2005 to 2011. From 2000 to late 2005, Mr. Hawkins served in a dual capacity as Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice-President, Compliance and Risk Management, for First Asset Investment Management Inc., as well as Vice-President, Compliance, for its then parent company, AMG Canada Inc.

Taeyong Lee

Co-CEO, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Taeyong Lee is Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs and Global Head of the ETF Business for Mirae Asset Global Investments. With over 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Lee has spent the past five years managing and growing the global ETF business of Mirae Asset, mainly in North America and Asia. Before joining Mirae Asset in 2010, Mr. Lee was Director of Portfolio at ProShares Advisors LLC, where he was the lead engineer of America’s first leveraged and inverse ETFs, as well as worked with Horizons ETFs on the development of Canada’s first leveraged and inverse ETFs launched in 2006.

Thomas Park

Chief Corporate Business Development Officer, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Thomas Park is Chief Corporate Business Development Officer of Horizons ETFs and Managing Director of Global Strategy Division for Mirae Asset Global Investments, a position he has held since 2011. Prior to Horizons ETFs, Mr. Park was the Investment Manager of Real Estate & Private Equity for Mirae Asset from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Park has his MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts and Business Administration from the University of Paris.

Kevin Beatson, CIM®

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Kevin S. Beatson is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Horizons ETFs. Having worked in the financial industry since 1982, Mr. Beatson has been with Horizons ETFs and its predecessors and affiliates since 1994. Mr. Beatson’s career has encompassed work in trusts, offshore mutual funds, back-office services, operations, compliance and investment management. Mr. Beatson was previously a Director and member of senior management with the Felcom Group of companies in Toronto, Canada, and with the Orbitex Group of Companies in New York, U.S., and Nassau, Bahamas.

Julie Stajan

Chief Financial Officer, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Julie Stajan is the Chief Financial Officer of Horizons ETFs. Mrs. Stajan oversees day-to-day corporate accounting including IFRS and management reporting, tax and regulatory financial reporting and payroll activities. Prior to this, Mrs. Stajan was vice-president of Finance & Investment Funds of JovFunds Management Inc., a subsidiary of Jovian Capital Corporation, from 2006 to 2011.  From 2001 to 2005, Mrs. Stajan worked in public accounting as part of KPMG Canada’s financial services audit practice.  Mrs. Stajan graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and holds the Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation.

Greg Sainsbury

General Counsel and Secretary, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Greg Sainsbury is General Counsel and Secretary for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Sainsbury has been with Horizons ETFs since 2011 and is responsible for all legal functions. Prior to joining Horizons ETFs in 2011, Mr. Sainsbury practiced corporate and securities law as an associate with a large Toronto firm. Mr. Sainsbury holds a JD from University of Toronto Faculty of Law, in Toronto, Ontario and a BA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Jaime Purvis

Executive Vice-President, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Jaime Purvis is Executive Vice-President for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Purvis manages institutional sales and national accounts/head office relationships for Horizons ETFs with Canadian investment dealers, as well as managing relationships with the dealer managed asset and discretionary management programs. Mr. Purvis is also responsible for the self-directed investing channel and delivering key concepts and product knowledge to senior management, operations, and investors.

Tammy Cash

Executive Vice-President and Head of Marketing, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Tammy Cash is Executive Vice-President and Head of Marketing for Horizons ETFs, overseeing all advertising, media and marketing for Canada, the U.S and Latin America. Before joining Horizons ETFs, Mrs. Cash was V.P., Director and Head of Marketing at Front Street Capital. Mrs. Cash is a marketing executive with more than 18 years of International financial services experience. Mrs. Cash has created and executed a wide range of traditional, digital and social strategies designed to establish market presence and increase revenue and profitability.

Jeff Lucyk

Senior Vice-President, Head of Retail Sales, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Jeff Lucyk is Senior Vice-President, Head of Retail Sales for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Lucyk is responsible for managing and leading the sales team to identify new business opportunities and enhancing the growth of the firm. He was formerly the Vice-President, National Sales Manager at Norrep Investments. Mr. Lucyk graduated from Brock University with an Honours Degree in Business Administration and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Mark Noble

Senior Vice-President and Head of Sales Strategy, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Mark Noble is Senior Vice-President and Head of Sales Strategy for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Noble has been with Horizons ETFs for more than five years and is responsible for the communication of its sales strategy. Mr. Noble works with Horizons ETFs’ sales and marketing teams to build out client education tools and initiatives that help Canadians become better ETF investors. Prior to working at Horizons ETFs, Mr. Noble was a personal finance journalist at the Advisor Group, a leading financial services publication that serves the Canadian financial advisor market.

Martin Fabregas

Senior Vice-President, Global ETF Operations, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Martin Fabregas is Senior Vice-President, Global ETF Operations for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Fabregas’ duties include the day-to-day operations oversight of the various sales teams; he also oversees client services and the sales support division for the firm. He also helps manage the self-directed investing channel. Mr. Fabregas has been in the financial services industry since 1992 and his experience, both in the U.S. and Canada, encompasses operations, fund administration and client services.

Sales Team

Sales Team

The highly skilled sales team at Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is committed to providing exceptional service that can help take your client’s investments to the next level. Whether you’d like a deeper understanding of our family of exchange traded funds, assistance with market making or insight about investment strategies, our sales team is here to help.

Jeff Lucyk - Head of Retail Sales

Senior Vice-President, Head of Retail Sales, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Jeff Lucyk is Senior Vice-President, Head of Retail Sales for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Lucyk is responsible for managing and leading the sales team to identify new business opportunities and enhancing the growth of the firm. He was formerly the Vice-President, National Sales Manager at Norrep Investments. Mr. Lucyk graduated from Brock University with an Honours Degree in Business Administration and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Phone: 416-640-8260
Email: jlucyk@horizonsetfs.com

Rene Dinter - British Columbia

Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Rene Dinter has 11 years of experience working with wealth management professionals in Ontario, British Columbia and Atlantic Canada. Mr. Dinter joined Horizons ETFs in 2006, previous to that, he was a business development manager at Faircourt Asset Management.

Phone: 778-372-2865
Email: rdinter@horizonsetfs.com

Marie-Chantal Lauzon - Quebec

Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Marie Chantal Lauzon has over 20 years of experience in financial services, most of which has been in business development focused on financial advisors. Prior to joining Horizons ETFs Ms. Lauzon was Senior Sales Manager and Head of Quebec for Excel Funds and a Senior Consultant at Standard Life.

Phone: 438-995-2797
Email: mlauzon@horizonsetfs.com

Karim Ghalayini - Quebec

AVP, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Karim Ghalayini has six years of experience in financial services, with a focus on business development with financial advisors. Prior to joining Horizons ETFs, Mr. Ghalayini was a Business Development Manager at AGF Investments and National Bank Investments. He has a strong understanding of portfolio management and investment products. He is trilingual and able to service clients in English, French and Arabic.

Phone: 514-375-0184
Email: kghalayini@horizonsetfs.com

Lyes Birem - Quebec

Business Development Manager, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Lyes Birem has over three years of experience in financial services, which include a role in an Investment Banking boutique in Montreal and most recently as a business development manager covering Quebec at an Independent Asset Manager. He holds a master degree in Finance and is working toward the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is trilingual and able to service clients in English, French and Arabic.

Phone: 416-640-2974
Email: lbirem@HorizonsETFs.com

Krista Hicks - Manitoba, Central Ontario, Atlantic Provinces

Vice-President, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Krista Hicks has more than 13 years of experience in financial services and joined Horizons ETFs in 2013. Her former roles included being a District Sales Manager with Fidelity Investments Canada ULC and Associate Investment Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Phone: 416-601-2505
Email: khicks@horizonsetfs.com

Jagdeep Mavi - Manitoba, Central Ontario, Atlantic Provinces

Business Development Manager, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Jagdeep Mavi brings over 4 years of business development experience to the Horizons ETFs sales team. Prior to joining Horizons, Jagdeep was a Business Development Associate at ReSolve Asset Management and worked with high net worth individuals and discretionary portfolio managers across North America on how to integrate ETF based quantitative and alternative investment strategies into their portfolios.

Phone: 416-640-2965
Email: jmavi@HorizonsETFs.com

Duran Guest - Prairies

AVP, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Duran Guest has been working with advisors in the brokerage and investment industry since 2011. Previously with the Bank of Nova Scotia and Questrade, Inc., Ms. Guest has a strong understanding of portfolio management and investment products, including ETFs, mutual funds and equities. Ms. Guest is bilingual and able to service advisors and investors in both English and French.

Phone: 403-763-0628
Email: dguest@horizonsetfs.com

Brittany Di Lorenzo - Prairies

Business Development Manager, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Brittany joins Horizons ETFs from Sun Life where she excelled in an inside sales role for the past two years. She has a strong understanding of many investment vehicles, including ETFs, mutual funds, annuities and segregated funds.

Phone: 416-601-2448
Email: bdilorenzo@horizonsetfs.com

Philip Douglas - Southeast Ontario, Ottawa

Vice-President, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Philip Douglas has over a decade of experience in financial services, which includes retail full service brokerages, asset management and advisor distribution. His former roles include Senior District Sales Associate at CI Financial Corp., as well as various sales roles at Fidelity Investments Canada ULC.

Phone: 416-777-5169
Email: pdouglas@horizonsetfs.com

Saad Alam - Southeast Ontario, Ottawa

Business Development Manager, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Saad Alam has over 5 years of experience in the financial services working with clients and financial advisors. Previously he has held positions in retail and discount brokerage at TD. Saad joins us at Horizons ETFs from Natixis Global Asset Management where he was a Business Development Manager covering Ontario.

Phone: 416-601-2499
Email: salam@horizonsetfs.com

Joseph Carino - Southwest Ontario

Vice-President, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Joseph Carino has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined Horizons ETFs in 2015.  Prior to joining Horizons ETFs, Mr. Carino was a hybrid wholesaler with Vanguard Investments (Canada) Inc. Before becoming a fund wholesaler, Mr. Carino was an equity and fixed income trader for over 10 years.

Phone: 416-601-2506
Email: jcarino@horizonsetfs.com

Andrew Gennaro - Southwest Ontario

Business Development Manager, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Andrew joins Horizons ETFs from Questrade, where he held progressive roles for over three years. He most recently served in an inside sales role, selling ETFs to advisors.

Phone: 416-640-8247
Email: agennaro@horizonsetfs.com

Raphael Chow - Asian Focus

AVP, Business Development, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Raphael Chow has over nine years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Horizons ETFs, he gained experience at both online and full-service investment advisory brokerage firms. Raphael holds multiple financial designations including the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS) certificates. Being trilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, Raphael brings to the Horizons ETFs team a strong avenue to connect with the Asian community.

Phone: 416-601-2509
Email: rchow@horizonsetfs.com

Jonathan Burneo

Client Service Representative, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Jonathan Burneo has over 2 years of experience in Financial Services. Prior to joining Horizons ETFs, Jonathan was in Business Development for BMO Nesbitt Burns. Jonathan graduated from George Brown College with an Honours Bachelors of Commerce Degree.

Phone: 416-601-2449
Email: jburneo@HorizonsETFs.com

Cristina Alvadane

Business Development Analyst, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

With over 10 years of financial services experience, Cristina Alvadane is the Business Development Analyst responsible for the development and implementation of strategic metrics and business analytics to help support the growth and objectives of Horizons ETFs. Through her project management function she works closely with the Head of Retail Sales as well as other senior management leaders. Prior to joining Horizons, Cristina was an Analyst at BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, under the iShares ETFs business.

Phone: 416-775-3654
Email: calvadane@HorizonsETFs.com

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

In addition to working with outside investment partners, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. also employs team of in-house portfolio managers. This includes two Options Strategists as well as an Alternative and Seasonal Investing Strategist.      

Hans Albrecht, CIM®

Vice-President, Portfolio Manager and Options Strategist Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Hans Albrecht co-manages one of the largest option books in Canada (about $700 million in covered call ETFs) and oversees day-to-day options activities. Previously, Mr. Albrecht was a floor options market maker and traded a large volatility book for National Bank Financial. He has lectured at McGill University and has appeared on numerous expert derivative panels. He has been quoted in Bloomberg, Investment Advisor, The Globe and Mail and is a regular on BNN.  

Nicolas Piquard, CFA®

Vice-President, Portfolio Manager and Options Strategist Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Working in conjunction with Hans Albrecht, Nicolas Piquard manages approximately $700 million in assets of Horizons ETFs’ global line-up of covered call ETFs. Prior to joining Horizons ETFs, Nick spent nearly 15 years as an institutional derivatives trader with Canadian and international brokerage firms. He specializes in quantitative strategies trading options volatility and relative value. Nick graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation.

Brooke Thackray

Research Analyst, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Brooke Thackray became a Research Analyst with Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. in 2009 and joined the team responsible for the management of the Horizons Seasonal Rotation ETF (HAC). Mr. Thackray has over 15 years of investment-related experience, and has written and published several books, including the annual Thackray’s Investor’s Guide series. Previously, he served as an investment advisor at major brokerage firms, including TD Waterhouse and RBC Investments. Mr. Thackray has an MBA from York University and has several financial designations, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Canadian Investment Manager (CIM).

Partners

Our Partners and Sub-advisors

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. works with several partners and sub-advisors to provide you with access to a diverse, global platform of asset classes. Our partners include the following investment firms:

AlphaFixe Capital Inc.

AlphaFixe Capital Inc.

AlphaFixe Capital Inc. Founded in 2008, AlphaFixe Capital is a leading investment manager specializing in fixed income and senior loans. Its portfolio management team has a cumulative 55 years of experience in managing senior loan assets, serving primarily institutional clients. 100% employee owned, AlphaFixe Capital has a true entrepreneurial approach towards investing, which includes a flexible approach and capital preservation focus.

Auspice Capital Advisors

Auspice Capital Advisors

Auspice Capital Advisors is an innovative asset manager that focuses on applying rules-based investment strategies across a broad range of financial and commodity markets. Its portfolio managers are seasoned institutional commodity traders. Their experience trading natural gas, one of the most volatile asset classes, forms the backbone of their strategy for generating profits while preserving capital and dynamically managing risk.

CIBC Asset Management, Inc.

CIBC Asset Management, Inc.

CIBC Asset Management, Inc. The asset management subsidiary of CIBC, provides a range of high- quality investment management services and solutions to retail and institutional investors. Offerings include: a comprehensive platform of mutual funds, strategic managed portfolio solutions, discretionary investment management services for high-net-worth individuals and portfolio management for institutional clients. CIBC Asset Management is one of Canada’s largest asset management firms.

Fiera Capital Corp.

Fiera Capital Corp.

Fiera Capital Corp. Publically traded with offices across the U.S. and Canada, Fiera Capital Corp. has become a leader in the realm of non-traditional investment solutions. It has vast experience and expertise in Canadian fixed income, North American preferred shares, Canadian and foreign equities, asset allocation and alternative strategies.

Forstrong Global Asset Management

Forstrong Global Asset Management

Forstrong Global Asset Management strives to deliver unbiased stewardship — the careful and responsible management of client assets entrusted to its care. The firm is committed to providing improved value to clients through its discretionary investment management services. Forstrong Global advocates a goals-based investment approach, while nurturing a philosophy of prudent portfolio management to grow and protect clients’ wealth.

Guardian Capital LP

Guardian Capital LP

Guardian Capital LP is one of Canada’s leading asset managers which has been managing institutional assets since 1962. In partnership with Horizons ETFs, it has successfully implemented its “GPS” approach that focuses on three key fundamental drivers: growth of dividend payout; payout of cash flow; and sustainability of the payout. Having a portfolio of stocks that offers a combination of these three factors gives Guardian an excellent track record and future in dividend investing.

INK Research Corp.

INK Research Corp.

INK Research Corp. INK stands for Insider News and Knowledge. INK Research Corp. operates as an independent Canadian-based financial information firm that focuses on providing commercial monitoring and research on insider trading reports in the Canadian and U.S. markets. Through its research, INK provides investors, analysts, advisors and institutions an edge in growth and value investing through better access to and understanding of insider reports.

ReSolve Asset Management Inc.

ReSolve Asset Management Inc.

ReSolve Asset Management Inc. is a Toronto-based investment management firm that delivers ETF Managed Portfolio Solutions focused on global asset allocation. In serving advisors, institutions and individual investors in both Canada and the United States, ReSolve puts research and education at the centre, with abundant resources at its research blog (GestaltU.com) and risk parity education portal (RiskParity.ca). The firm offers its strategies via Separately Managed Accounts, an Accredited Investor Fund, and now, an ETF.

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Horizons ETFs is a Member of Mirae Asset Global Investments. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in exchange traded products managed by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (the "Horizons Exchange Traded Products"). The Horizons Exchange Traded Products are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the Horizons Exchange Traded Products. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing.

The Horizons Exchange Traded Products consist of the Horizons Index ETFs ("Index ETFs"), 2x Daily Bull and -2x Daily Bear ETFs ("2x Daily ETFs"), Inverse ETFs ("Inverse ETFs"), VIX ETFs (defined below) and active ETFs. The 2x Daily ETFs and certain other Horizons Exchange Traded Products use leveraged investment techniques that can magnify gains and losses and may result in greater volatility of returns. These Horizons Exchange Traded Products are subject to leverage risk and may be subject to aggressive investment risk and price volatility risk, which, where applicable, are described in their respective prospectuses. Each 2x Daily ETF seeks a return, before fees and expenses, that is either 200% or -200% of the performance of a specified underlying index, commodity or benchmark (the "Target") for a single day. Each Index ETF or Inverse ETF seeks a return that is 100% or -100%, respectively, of the performance of a Target. Due to the compounding of daily returns, a 2x Daily ETF's or Inverse ETF's returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the performance of their respective Target(s) for the same period. The Horizons Exchange Traded Products whose Target is the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index™ (the "VIX ETFs"), one of which is a 2x Daily ETF and one of which is an Index ETF, as described in their prospectus, are speculative investment tools that are not conventional investments. The VIX ETFs' Target is highly volatile. As a result, the VIX ETFs are not generally viewed as stand-alone long-term investments. Historically, the VIX ETFs' Target has tended to revert to a historical mean. As a result, the performance of the VIX ETFs' Target is expected to be negative over the longer term and neither the VIX ETFs nor their Target are expected to have positive long term performance. Investors should monitor their holdings, as frequently as daily, to ensure that they remain consistent with their investment strategies.

*The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in per unit value and reinvestment of all dividends or distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The rates of return shown in the table are not intended to reflect future values of the ETF or returns on investment in the ETF. Only the returns for periods of one year or greater are annualized returns.