Atkinson wins award

By Staff | February 17, 2010 | Last updated on February 17, 2010
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Howard Atkinson, the president of Horizons Exchange Traded Funds (Horizons ETFs), has been awarded the Top Educator award (Le Mérite du représentant pedagogue) at the organization’s 10th anniversary gala in Montreal.

The award recognizes Atkinson for his work as an author and educator in financial literacy by ACTIF, Quebec’s premier financial education co-operative.

“Education is a lifelong process. I believe every new evolution in this industry is an opportunity to learn and educate others,” Atkinson said. “This award is gratifying personally, but it really belongs to a dedicated group of ETF pioneers, including the Horizons ETFs team, all of whom have worked hard to help Canadians better understand investing. For us, an educated investor is an empowered investor who makes better decisions, which can only benefit the investment industry.”

As president of Horizons ETFs, Atkinson has developed Horizons ETF University, a full-day course to educate advisors on exchange traded funds, from the history of ETFs to more complex trading strategies. As well, he authored the core content for the Canadian Securities Institute’s ETF course, which launched in January of 2010.

Atkinson also wrote the first book devoted entirely to exchange traded funds, The New Investment Frontier: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians, along with three subsequent books. staff


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