TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - First Trust Portfolios Canada Co. ("First
Trust") is pleased to announce the appointments of Karl Cheong and
Bobby Eng to its senior management team. Effective November 26th, both Mr. Cheong and Mr. Eng will assume the role of Senior Vice
President and will be based at First Trust's Toronto Office.
"We are excited to have two experienced, talented investment
professionals join the First Trust team. Their insight and initiative
will be valuable assets to First Trust as we continue to focus on
providing innovative and transparent investment solutions in today's
challenging investing climate", said Fraser Howell, President of FT
Portfolios Canada Co.
Karl Cheong brings over 10 years of experience in product structuring,
asset allocation and sales. Most recently, he was Vice President, Head
of Product for Claymore Investments Inc. (recently acquired by
Blackrock Asset Management Canada Limited) responsible for product
development and management. He also played a significant role in the
implementation of key corporate initiatives.
Karl holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from McGill University and is
a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder (CFA®).
Bobby Eng has over 15 years of experience in the financial services
industry. He was most recently Director & Vice President, Head of
National Accounts at Blackrock Asset Management responsible for retail
brokerage senior executive relationships. In addition to being part of
the senior management team, Bobby was also instrumental in the success
of the iShares, Exchange Traded Funds business responsible for sales
and business development across Canada. Bobby also held sales and
relationship management roles at Fidelity Retirement Services and
National Bank of Canada. He brings extensive knowledge of retail full
service brokerage, asset management and advisor distribution.
Bobby holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from Concordia
University and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)
designation from the Investment Management Consultant Association
First Trust is a well-respected global business with a history in the
U.S. market since 1991 and in Canada since 1996. First Trust has over
US$60 billion in assets under supervision or management.
SOURCE: FT Portfolios Canada Co.
For further information:
Fraser Howell, President
FT Portfolios Canada Co.
330 Bay Street, Suite 1300