TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Hamilton Capital Partners Inc. ("Hamilton Capital"), a financial services-focused investment manager and manager of the Hamilton Capital Global Bank ETF (HBG;TSX), is pleased to announce the appointment of Howard J. Atkinson to its board of directors. Mr. Atkinson joins retired Scotiabank Vice-Chair and Group Treasurer and current Canada Pension Plan Investment Board member, Robert Brooks, as independent directors of Hamilton Capital.
"With Hamilton Capital's expansion into the ETF market, we are happy to have Howard join our team," said, Robert Wessel, Managing Partner of Hamilton Capital. "Howard's extensive investment industry expertise and insight, particularly as the retired President of Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc., makes him an excellent complement to our organization".
Mr. Atkinson has spent 30 years in the investment industry, with executive positions at Mackenzie Financial Corporate, CI Funds, Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd, Horizons ETFs and today, Tax Matters for Dentists. Viewed as a pioneer in the ETF field in Canada, Mr. Atkinson is the author of several of books on ETFs, including the world's first on the subject entitled "The New Investment Frontier: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians". Mr. Atkinson continues to be an active advisor, serving on several public and private boards. He is also the past Founding Chair of the Canadian ETF Association, a past president of the CFA Society Toronto, and a firm consumer advocate, a commitment for which he was awarded the 2010 'Top Educator' title for fostering financial literacy among Canadians by ACTIF.
"Hamilton Capital brings a unique offering to the Canadian market with its global financial services sector focus," said Howard Atkinson. "The firm's recent expansion into the ETF marketplace, with the launch of the Hamilton Capital Global Bank ETF (HBG;TSX), represents an exciting new chapter for the firm and I am thrilled to be a part of their team and their continued growth".
About Hamilton Capital Partners Inc.
Hamilton Capital is a Toronto-based investment manager, specializing in the financial services sector. Its team of professionals, with more than 50 years of combined experience, oversees a portfolio of actively managed ETFs and pooled funds available to Canadian investors. Hamilton Capital is also an active commentator on the global financial services sector. The firm's most recent Insights can be found at www.hamilton-capital.com.
SOURCE Hamilton Capital Partners Inc.
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