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Get Defensive (and Income) with Utility Services ETFs

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Mark Noble
Pat Sommerville

Recent research shows that the Canadian utilities sector has historically outperformed other sectors during U.S. recessions.¹

With ongoing inflation concerns, rising market volatility, and a potential recession ahead, could Canadian utilities ETFs offer investors a potentially better way to get defensive while earning dividend income?

Watch Mark Noble, Executive Vice-President, ETF Strategy, Horizons ETFs, and Pat Sommerville, Senior Partner, Head of Business Development, Hamilton ETFs as they discuss how utilities investing through ETFs could provide income and defensive positioning through potential market volatility and downturns ahead.

In this webinar you will learn:

• The state of the Canadian utilities services sector
• Historical utility services sector dividend payouts
• How macroeconomic conditions could impact the sector’s outlook
• How investors can get diversified exposure through the Horizons Canadian Utility Services High Dividend Index ETF (UTIL) and the Hamilton ETFs Hamilton Enhanced Utilities ETF (HUTS).

¹Source: National Bank Financial, as at June 30, 2022. NBF Economics and Strategy (data via Refinitiv, series patched with Datastream indices prior to their introduction in official data), NBF ETF Research, Bloomberg.

Mark Noble

Executive Vice-President, ETF Strategy, Horizons ETFs

Mark Noble is Executive Vice-President, ETF Strategy for Horizons ETFs. Mr. Noble has been with Horizons ETFs since 2010 and is responsible for the communication of its sales strategy. Mr. Noble works with Horizons ETFs’ sales and marketing teams to build out client education tools and initiatives that help Canadians become better ETF investors. Prior to working at Horizons ETFs, Mr. Noble was a personal finance journalist at the Advisor Group, a leading financial services publication that serves the Canadian financial advisor market.

Pat Sommerville

Senior Partner, Head of Business Development

Pat is Senior Partner, Head of Business Development with Hamilton ETFs and is responsible for all forms of firm’s sales and marketing activities. Pat has worked in the financial services sector since 2005 in progressive sales and marketing roles, and has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University.

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