Sphere Investment Management Inc. brings a new universe of ETFs to Canada

-New provider launches initial suite of Smart Beta products, unveils plans for platform consisting of more than 30 ETFs-

TORONTO, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's newest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) provider, Sphere Investments has entered the Canadian market with an initial suite of four Sphere FTSE Sustainable Yield ETF products, the first in a series of more than 30 ETFs the firm plans to bring to market as part of its integrated wealth management platform.

"As a Canadian owned and operated ETF provider, we are proud to offer an innovative, diversified and cost effective suite of smart beta/factor-tilted products to Canadian investors," said Lewis Bateman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sphere Investment Management Inc.  "Sphere will build a robust wealth management platform to provide tailored solutions for a variety of investor needs and risk profiles."

With an initial suite of four Sphere FTSE Sustainable Yield ETF products currently available on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), Sphere will launch smart beta/factor-tilted products exclusively, available across a number of geographies.  Sphere's current suite of ETFs consists of:

  • Sphere FTSE Asia Sustainable Yield Index ETF (SHA)
  • Sphere FTSE Canada Sustainable Yield Index ETF (SHC)
  • Sphere FTSE Europe Sustainable Yield Index ETF (SHE)
  • Sphere FTSE US Sustainable Yield Index ETF (SHU)


"Sphere was built to provide market-leading investment strategies that benefit a variety of investors," said Keith McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer, Sphere Investment Management Inc.  "It's for this reason we have worked closely with top-tier partners including FTSE Russell, State Street and Bloomberg to develop global, best of breed strategies and a platform to meet the needs of all Canadians."

"I'm immensely proud to be a part of this highly experienced leadership team," said Gerry Throop, Chairman, Sphere Investment Management Inc.  "Sphere has excellent depth of talent and experience across ETFs, portfolio management, investment research, sales and marketing.  We look forward to changing the ETF landscape."

About Sphere Investments

Sphere Investment Management Inc. (SIMI) is the provider of an integrated wealth management platform based on ETFs.  Founded in 2015, Sphere was established with a philosophy of providing Canadians with leading investment solutions based on factor-tilted methodologies that are: innovative, diversified, low cost, tax efficient, transparent and tailored to investor risk/return profiles.  For more information visit: sphereetfs.com

SOURCE Sphere Investments

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For further information: Media Contact: Matthew Coorsh, Managing Partner & Chief Marketing Officer, Sphere Investment Management Inc., e: mcoorsh@sphereetfs.com, m: 416.895.0769


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