Expect a wave of ETF closures in Canada in 2019: Horizons ETFs

December 31, 2018

Mark Noble, senior vice-president of ETF strategy at Horizons ETFs, says for the first time ever, annual sales of exchange-traded funds in Canada have topped sales of mutual funds. But Noble also says the industry in Canada has grown too fast for the size of the market, and he's predicting 2019 will bring a wave of ETF closures.

How Horizons' new ETF plays the sustainability theme

November 10, 2018

New fund follows "socially responsible" rather than ESG approach, Horizons' Mark Noble says.

Horizons launches tech-focused ETF for investors to play the 'fourth industrial revolution'

November 06, 2018

Mark Noble, senior vice-president of ETF strategy at Horizons ETFs, explains how investors can get exposure to the next phase of industrialization — known as the fourth industrial revolution — through the Horizons Industry 4.0 Index ETF.

Advisors: It's time to 'wake up' and smell the cannabis

October 30, 2018

Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETF Management Canada Inc., says cannabis stocks are going mainstream now that a number of companies have made it into the TSX Composite Index, and investors should buy in for long-term growth.

Brooke Thackray's Market Outlook

October 25, 2018

Brooke Thackray, research analyst at Horizons ETF Management Canada, gives his outlook for the markets.

Canadian investment advisors enter Q4 with more confidence in stocks

October 22, 2018

“There's likely a sense that Canadian Equities have been trading at a historical discount, relative to the U.S. given the strong economic growth in Canada and rising oil prices,” said Horizons ETFs President and CEO Steve Hawkins.

Midas Letter: Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (TSE:HMMJ) World’s Largest Cannabis Asset Management Company

October 17, 2018

Horizons ETFs Management Canada Inc CEO Steve Hawkins manages the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (TSE:HMMJ) (OTCMKTS:HMLSF), a safer way for investors to play in the cannabis space.

Time for advisors to get informed on pot investments

October 17, 2018

At first, when we launched the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (HMMJ) in April 2017, advisors were a little hesitant to purchase the ETF," says Mark Noble, SVP and Head of Strategy, Horizons ETFs.

Mark Noble: Expectations from Legalization and Cannabis ETF Investing

October 12, 2018

As part of the coverage on the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, INN talked with Mark Noble, senior vice president of ETF strategy with Horizons ETFs on his projections of the results for investors.

Looking at cannabis

October 12, 2018

Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons, says that when the ETF was launched, Horizons "had a very limited number of names in it."

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