Momentum Continues in Toronto Stock Exchange ETF sector

May 31, 2018

Total assets under management reaches new high of $150 billion as TSX expands its leading roster of providers and listed funds

May 31, 2018 (TORONTO) – TMX Group today announced that the exchange traded funds (ETF) sector on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has reached a record high of approximately $150 billion in assets under management (AUM), as of April 30, 2018. Total AUM* of listed ETFs listed on TSX has more than doubled in the past five years. In the first four months of 2018, TSX listed 35 new ETFs and welcomed three new institutions to its group of ETF providers: Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc., Brompton Funds Limited and Scotia global asset management - the fourth major Canadian bank to offer ETFs.

"The ETF sector is experiencing unprecedented growth as Canadians continue to choose these innovative products as a means of diversifying their investment portfolios," said Loui Anastasopoulos, President, Capital Formation, TMX Group. "Since the launch of the world's first ETF here 28 years ago, Toronto Stock Exchange has supported the ETF industry along its evolutionary path to becoming a mainstream investment vehicle. We remain committed to working closely with our issuer clients to help pave the way to sustained success into the future."

In total, TSX is home to 28 providers:

  • AGF Investments Inc.
  • Arrow Capital Management Inc.
  • Auspice Capital Advisors Ltd.
  • BMO Exchange Traded Funds
  • Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc.
  • Brompton Funds Limited
  • Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc.
  • Equium Capital Management Inc.
  • Evolve Funds Group Inc.
  • First Asset Exchange Traded Funds
  • First Trust Portfolios Canada
  • Franklin Templeton Investments Canada
  • Galileo Global Equity Advisors Inc.
  • Hamilton Capital Partners Inc.
  • Harvest Portfolios Group
  • Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
  • Invesco Canada Ltd.
  • Shares ETFs by BlackRock
  • Lysander Funds Limited
  • Mackenzie Investments
  • Manulife Investments
  • PIMCO Canada Corp.
  • Purpose Investments Inc.
  • RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
  • Scotia global asset management
  • TD Asset Management Inc.
  • Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.
  • WisdomTree Asset Management Canada, Inc.

TSX is a strong supporter of the ETF industry through several initiatives, including its cross-Canada ETF Exchange roadshow geared to advisors and portfolio managers. The series kicked-off in Calgary on May 15, followed by Edmonton on May 16, and will continue in Toronto on June 5, and London on June 12. TSX is also a proud sponsor of the inaugural Inside ETFs Canada conference in Montreal on June 21-22, 2018.

For more information on ETFs, visit TMX Group's ETF Centre at: The portal provides in-depth information on ETFs, including basic information and news regarding ETFs.

*Quoted market value (QMV) is used as a proxy for assets under management (AUM)


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Catherine Kee
Manager, Corporate Communications
TMX Group


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