When a Canadian firm launched the world’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Toronto 35 Index Participation Fund (TIPs), back in 1990, few could have envisioned today’s ETF industry – one with a rapidly growing investor and asset base attracted by increasingly innovative products offered by an expanding number of issuers.

Also in this issue:

  • The need for good advice
  • Building ETFs into client portfolios
  • Investing efficiently: trading and taxes

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