Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Canadian ETF Association elects new Board Chair


The Canadian ETF Association (CETFA) has appointed Kevin Gopaul, Head of BMO Global Asset Management Canada, as Chair of its Board of Directors.

Serving a two-year term, Gopaul is the third Board Chair since CETFA’s inception, following Vanguard’s Atul Tiwari and Horizons’ Howard Atkinson.
“BMO was a founding member of CETFA and has played a pivotal role in shaping and expanding the association,” says Pat Dunwoody, Executive Director of CETFA. “Kevin has been a proponent of ETFs for two decades, bringing innovation and many firsts to the industry, so he’s an excellent candidate to lead our Board. We look forward to seeing how his passion and leadership further CETFA’s mission and vision.”
“I’m honoured to be selected as CETFA Board Chair during a time when the industry is growing rapidly,” says Gopaul. “Looking ahead, it will be increasingly important for CETFA to continue to be an industry hub for thought leadership around ETFs. We need to keep raising awareness about the benefits and uses of ETFs and how they can complement and enhance portfolio construction.”
CETFA is also pleased to announce three new members, Franklin Templeton Investments, Manulife ETFs and Invesco Canada. The association now includes 46 members consisting of ETF providers, affiliates and portfolio managers, and represents more than 95 per cent of the Canadian ETF AUM.
CETFA, formed in late 2011 and the first of its kind, is an independent national association that represents and promotes the Canadian exchange traded fund (ETF) industry. Its focus is to help educate institutional and retail investors, as well as the advisor community, on the benefits and uses of ETFs, provide industry statistics and commentary on ETF-related issues and advance industry issues with regulators, government agencies and interested third parties.

Latest News

Morningstar has published a review of the European ETF market for the first quarter 2024, which finds that it gathered..
ETF data consultant ETFGI reports that assets invested in the global ETF industry reached a new record of USD12.71 trillion..
Calastone has published an ETF white paper which examines several of the processes that take place across the lifecycle of..
Adapting product lines to fit into changing methodologies and meet shifting demand is essential to remaining relevant in the industry..

Related Articles

US ETF issuers of active ETFs are facing an increase in fees from the big custodian firms, such as Charles...
Taylor Krystkowiak, Themes ETFs
Themes ETFs opened its doors in December 2023, with an introductory suite of 11 ETFs – seven thematic and four...
Konrad Sippel, Solactive
At the end of March, financial index specialist, Solactive, published its 2024 annual report on future trends.  ...
Lorraine Sereyjol-Garros, BNP Paribas
Following changes to the French Monetary and Financial Code and of the French market authority AMF’s General Regulation, it is...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by