Our Story

From the day we launched our first investment fund in 2009, our mission has been simple: to help Canadian investors – and their advisors – get more from their portfolios. Over the years, we have continued to talk to Canadian investors and their financial advisors, growing an understanding of their values and financial goals, while finding innovative ways to deliver more. Today, as one of Canada’s fastest growing ETF providers, our innovative ETFs are designed to maximize income and growth from trusted sectors, in Canada and across the globe.

Alexander Hamilton

Who was Alexander Hamilton?

In 2015, New York theatregoers found themselves scrambling for tickets to Broadway’s most improbable smash hit in decades: a hip-hop musical about an economic policy theorist who lived over two centuries ago: Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, and one of the foremost architects of modern banking and credit.

After the Revolutionary War left the new United States financially crippled, Hamilton set to creating a framework for rebuilding the nation’s economy. Key among his proposals was the need for a national bank; Hamilton believed banks were the “nurseries of national wealth”. As Secretary, he opened the controversial and innovative first Bank of the United States; and while that first iteration only survived twenty years, much of his thinking lives on, and remains central to the Federal Reserve System alive-and-well today. Hamilton also founded the Bank of New York — now known as BNY Mellon — the oldest company in the Fortune 500 today.

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