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True Patriot Love Foundation Opens the Market

Monday, March 25, 2019
Fate Saghir, VP, Market Strategy and Innovation, Mackenzie Investments, joined Tanya Rowntree, Global Head of Client Success, Capital Formation, TMX Group, to open the market. True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is a national charity that helps military and Veteran families across Canada, providing programs supporting mental health, physical rehabilitation, transition to life after service, and the unique needs of children and families. TPL has helped 25,000 military and Veteran families in need over the past decade through more than 750 community-based programs. TPL has organized an all-women’s expedition, consisting of a team of female soldiers, veterans with female business and community leaders across Canada, to raise awareness and funds for the foundation and to support military families. This year’s expedition will take place in the Arctic Circle, at Baffin Island from April 1 – 14.

RBC iShares Opens the Market

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Pat Chiefalo, Managing Director and Head of iShares Canada, BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, joined Graham MacKenzie, Head, ETFs and Structured Products, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, to open the market to celebrate the launch of their iShares Sustainable Core ETFs, a suite of six Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): iShares ESG MSCI Canada Index ETF (XESG); iShares ESG MSCI USA Index ETF (XSUS); iShares ESG MSCI EAFE Index ETF (XSEA); iShares ESG MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (XSEM); iShares ESG Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF (XSAB); and iShares ESG Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF (XSTB). They are the first set of new products introduced under the RBC iShares alliance, a strategic alliance between BlackRock Canada and RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.). The six iShares ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. XESG; XSUS; XSEA; XSEM; XSAB; and XSTB commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on March 21, 2019.

HLS Therapeutics Inc. Opens the Market

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
William Wells, Executive Chairman, alongside Greg Gubitz, CEO, HLS Therapeutics Inc. (HLS), joined Dani Lipkin, Innovation Sector Head, Capital Formation, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, to open the market. Formed in 2015, HLS is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition and commercialization of late stage development, commercial stage promoted and established branded pharmaceutical products in the North American markets. HLS Therapeutics Inc. graduated and commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on February 7, 2019.

ROTH Conference Closes the Market

Monday, March 18, 2019
Delegates of the 2019 ROTH Conference, including Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange issuers, joined Richard Rohan, VP, Global Sales, Capital Formation, TMX Group, to close the market from California. In its 31st year, the Roth conference has approximately 550 participating companies and over 4,700 attendees, which features presentations from public and private companies in a variety of sectors. Attendees include institutional investors, private equity investors, VCs and executives, and has become a must-attend event for anyone working in the small and mid-cap space.

Wealthsimple Opens the Market

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Michael Katchen, Co-Founder and CEO, Wealthsimple, joined Dani Lipkin, Innovation Sector Head, Capital Formation, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, to open the market. Founded in 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Wealthsimple is a financial company that uses technology to make financial products and services accessible to investors. Wealthsimple provides services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.