Market Opens

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RBC Global Asset Management Opens the Market

Friday, May 18, 2018
Trevor Cummings, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, RBC Global Asset Management, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group, to open the market to launch RBC U.S Banks Yield Index ETF (RUBY). RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management and Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management. RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to institutional, high-net-worth and individual investors through separate accounts, pooled funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, exchange-traded funds and specialty investment strategies. RUBY commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on May 15, 2018.

Structured Finance Industry Group Opens the Market

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Alyssa Acevedo, Manager, ABS Policy, Structured Finance Industry Group, joined Tim McKenzie, Director, Corporate Sales, TSX Trust Company, to open the market. Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) is a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate, advocate, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. SFIG will hold their SFIG Canada 2018 conference from May 16 – 17, 2018, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario.

Evolve ETFs Opens the Market

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Raj Lala, President & CEO, Evolve ETFs, joined Richard Rohan, VP, Global Sales, Capital Formation, TMX Group, to open the market to launch Evolve Innovation Index ETF (EDGE). Evolve's suite of ETFs provide investors with access to long-term investment themes, index-based income strategies, and some of the world`s leading investment managers. EDGE commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on May 2, 2018.

Franklin Templeton Investments Canada Opens the Market

Monday, May 14, 2018
Duane Green, President & CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group, to open the market to launch three new Franklin LibertyShares® Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Franklin Liberty Global Aggregate Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged) (FLGA); Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF (CAD-Hedged) (FLSL); and Franklin Liberty U.S. Investment Grade Corporate ETF (CAD-Hedged) (FLUI). Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. provides global and domestic investment management to Canadian retail, institutional and private wealth clients. FLGA; FLSL; and FLUI commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on May 14, 2018.

Down Syndrome Association of Toronto Opens the Market

Friday, May 11, 2018
Francesca Gibson, Member, Down Syndrome Association of Toronto, joined Steven Mills, Regional Head, TSX Company Services, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange to open the market. The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT) is a non-profit registered charitable organization established in 1987, consisting of volunteer parents, siblings, friends and citizens devoted to improving the potential of people with Down syndrome. DSAT is a leader for raising awareness, equality and opportunity for people with Down syndrome. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, DSAT will host Toronto's 6th Annual Buddy Walk® to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and raise funds for education, research, advocacy and community based programs.
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