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ETFs Global Markets Roundtable - Canada (Toronto)

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150 King Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 1J9


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The 2018 ETFs Global Markets Roundtable series of conferences to be held in London on April 19 (covering EMEA), New York on May 15 (covering USA/Latin America), Toronto on May 31 (covering Canada), and Hong Kong in Q4 (covering APAC), will offer an opportunity for a substantive and in-depth discussion about the liquidity, trading, technological and regulatory developments impacting ETFs in the respective jurisdictions.

The events are designed to provide the opportunity for buyside traders, portfolio managers, investment advisers and others from the institutional investor community, as well as other market participants and professionals involved in the ETF space, to hear current thoughts from industry leaders on ETF market structure and regulatory issues, and obtain a better understanding of how to trade and use ETFs, and of the impact that ETFs have on the markets and market structure.


7:30am-8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am-10:00am Buyside-Only Workshop

Separated into small groups, participants in the buyside-only morning workshop will have the opportunity to discuss with their peers a number of topics of importance relating to ETFs, as well as raise any questions with, and obtain guidance from, outside experts.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • How institutions are trading ETFs
  • Understanding and evaluating ETF liquidity and the impact on markets
  • Innovations in the ETF industry and the effect on buyside trading
  • Impact of regulatory developments in trading on ETFs

10:00am-10:30am Refreshment and Networking Break

10:30am-11:00am Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

11:00am-11:45am Examining the Impact of Regulatory Developments on ETFs

  • Update from regulators on key developments and studies impacting ETFs
  • Examination of the need for specific trading rules for ETFs
  • Impact on ETFs of suggested changes to equity and fixed-income market structure

11:45am-12:30pm Creating Better Trading Systems and Trading Tools – How Institutions are Trading ETFs

  • Most commonly used strategies in trading ETFs
  • The use of RFQ platforms for ETFs
  • How to evaluate the ETF trade and best execution issues
  • Examination of pre-and post-trade transparency

12:30pm–1:15pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

1:15pm-2:00pm Exchange Roundtable

  • Discussion on how to trade ETFs more efficiently on exchanges
  • Examination of issues around market maker incentives
  • Discussion of competition for ETF listings

2:00pm-2:15pm Presentation - Overview of Trends Impacting the ETF Industry

2:15pm-3:00pm Understanding and Evaluating ETF Liquidity – Busting the Myths around the Impact of ETFs on the Markets

  • Discussion of concerns surrounding ETF liquidity
  • Are ETFs really contributing to volatility in the markets?
  • Metrics for gauging ETF liquidity
  • Examining the growth of passive investing and the impact on trading

3:00pm-3:30pm Refreshment and Networking Break

3:30pm-4:30pm Bringing New ETFs to Market – An Examination of Innovation and Distribution in the ETF Industry
  • Examination of new ETF product offerings and approvals
  • Discussion of the growth of robo-advisers and fund platforms
  • Examination of issues surrounding distribution

4:30pm Conference Adjournment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration cancellation policy?

Cancellations received by May 15, 2018 are subject to a $150 administrative fee. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing. After May 15, 2018, no registration fees can be refunded. However, if you are unable to attend, substitutions can be made, subject to conference organizer approval, and the administrative fee will not be applied.

What is the complimentary passes policy?

Complimentary passes are allocated at the discretion of the conference organizers. Complimentary bookings made online are still subject to verification before final confirmation by the conference organizers of the complimentary pass. If the conference organizers review an online complimentary pass registration and determine that the company and/or registrant does not fulfill the criteria for the complimentary pass, the complimentary pass can be withdrawn at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Who qualifies as "buyside" for a complimentary pass?

Buyside complimentary passes are provided for portfolio managers and professionals on the trading desks at institutional investor firms, as well as investment advisers. All buyside complimentary passes are subject to the conference complimentary pass policy delineated above.

What if I have dietary restrictions or other special needs?

Please provide any dietary restrictions or special needs during your conference registration or contact the conference organizers.

Is the conference open to the media?

Yes, this conference is open to the media.

What is the conference dress code?

The conference dress code is business attire.

Does the conference offer sponsorship opportunities?

Yes. For information regarding sponsorships, please contact Deborah Fuhr at or Ari Burstein at

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