Market Opens

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Canadian ETF Providers and Market Makers Close the Market

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Kevin Gopaul, Head, BMO Global Asset Management Canada, Global Head of ETFs and CIO, alongside Steve Hawkins, President & CO-CEO, Horizon ETFs, and Alan Green, Head of iShares Capital Markets Canada, Blackrock Canada, and Canadian market makers joined Ron Hochman, Head of Sales, Institutional Equity Derivatives, TMX Group, to celebrate the listing of share futures on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). In December 2016, Montreal Exchange (MX) launched Share Futures on 20 TMX issuers, and now features a list of over 100. MX offers Share Futures on 12 ETFs, including the first future in the Cannabis sector, the first Canadian corporate bond future, and the first Canadian equal weight bank future.

Sigma Lithium Resources Inc. Opens the Market

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Calvyn Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Sigma Lithium Resources Inc. (SGMA), joined Rob Peterman, Vice-President, Global Business Development, TMX Group, to open the market. Sigma is a mineral development company that is advancing into pilot production stage on a lithium project in Minas Gerais, Brazil, to produce battery grade spodumene concentrate from its high-quality deposits. Sigma Lithium Resources Inc. commenced trading on TSX Venture Exchange on May 9, 2018.

The Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets Closes the Market

Monday, June 18, 2018
James Burron, President, The Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets (CAASA), joined Robert Tasca, Director, Interest Rate Derivatives and Client Solutions, TMX Group, to close the market. CAASA was formed to bring together alternative investment managers, service providers and investors in a collaborative environment to promote growth of the industry in Canada while focusing on areas of strength where Canada is a leader.

Invesco Canada Opens the Market

Monday, June 18, 2018
Christopher Doll, Vice President, ETF Sales & Strategy, Invesco Canada Ltd., joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group, to open the market to celebrate the launch of Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Index ETF (EQL). Invesco is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. EQL commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on May 29, 2018.

Prostate Cancer Canada Closes the Market

Friday, June 15, 2018
Peter Coleridge, President & CEO, Prostate Cancer Canada, joined Tim McKenzie, Director, Corporate Sales, TSX Trust Company, to close the market and mark June 15 as Plaid for Dad Day. On the Friday before Father’s Day, hundreds of thousands of Canadians coast-to-coast wear plaid to raise funds and awareness to end prostate cancer, sharing their photos online using #PlaidforDad. Prostate Cancer Canada is a national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness.
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