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Horizons ETFs’ Steve Hawkins Wins CEO of the Year Award

Award recognizes CEOs that demonstrate the ability to lead and inspire; guide organizations to new levels of growth, achievement and recognition

TORONTO – June 1, 2018 – Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (“Horizons ETFs”) is pleased to announce its President and Co-CEO Steve Hawkins was recognized at the 2018 Wealth Professional Awards in Toronto last night with the CEO of the Year Award, presented by Wealthbar’s PPI Valet.

I am tremendously proud of Steve Hawkins’ achievements,” said Taeyong Lee, Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs and Global Head of ETFs at Mirae Asset Global Investments. “Over the past three years working alongside him, I’ve seen firsthand the value and innovation that Steve has driven within Horizons ETFs. This recognition is very well deserved and has been a key driver of the success of our ETF business in Canada.

The CEO of the Year is presented to the chief executive officer who demonstrated the ability to lead and inspire their organization to new levels of growth, corporate performance, social responsibility and innovation. This was the inaugural year for this award.

I view this award as recognition of the success of Horizons ETFs and the wonderful team of people who I work with,” said Mr. Hawkins. “This award is particularly special to us as the nomination came directly from the readers of Wealth Professional. We view this award as a real validation of one of our core commitments to focus on financial advisors and their clients. Our success as a firm comes directly from the trust and support our clients have placed in us.

Horizons ETFs was also nominated in other categories, including The Wealth Professional Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Best Advertising Campaign for its ‘ETF Educational Campaign’, which informed Canadian investors about the landscape and potential benefits of investing within the ETF marketplace. Horizons ETFs’ Philip Douglas, Vice-President, Business Development, was also nominated for the BDM/Wholesaler of the Year Award.

About the Wealth Professional Awards
For the past four years, the Wealth Professional Awards has been recognized as the premier independent industry awards that sets the very gold standard for excellence in the Canadian wealth management industry. It recognizes the outstanding successes in leadership, service, innovation, support, and principle, all of which have continuously driven the industry forward.

About Mirae Asset Global Investments (
Mirae Asset Global Investments is the asset management business of Mirae Asset Financial Group, one of Asia’s largest independent financial companies with approximately $400 billion in assets globally across investment banking and brokerage, life insurance and investment management. With approximately 730 employees, including 167 dedicated investment professionals, Mirae Asset Global Investments offers its clients a comprehensive suite of investment solutions from its offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Taiwan, the U.K., the U.S., and Vietnam. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, the firm manages US$122 billion in assets globally (as of December 31, 2017) through a diversified platform offering market-leading franchises in traditional equity and fixed income products, ETFs and alternative strategies, such as real estate, private equity and hedge funds.

About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of the largest suites of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs product family includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs has approximately $10 billion of assets under management and 81 ETFs listed on major Canadian stock exchanges. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.

For investor inquiries:
Contact Horizons ETFs at 1-866-641-5739 (toll-free) or (416) 933-5745

For media inquiries:
Contact Jonathan McGuire
External Communications Manager
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
(416) 640-2956

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