Smartenu Up Institute

Exchange Traded Funds for Representatives of Mutual Fund Dealers

Credit hours are based on self-assessment.


This ONLINE MFDA approved course, provides the Mutual Fund Advisor, Compliance and support professional with an excellent overview of the Exchange Traded Funds market. ETFs are being created every day and are attractive to investors as they are as diverse as a Mutual Fund. However, they act and are traded like a stock  This course covers the lifecycle of these products from order entry through to settlement.

Learn the history, and the characteristics of ETFs. Explore how ETFs are created and the benefits of investing in ETFs. We’ll look at how they compare to other pooled products in particular mutual funds, the strategies, the tax differences and evaluation methods employed.

Special price - for all Mutual Fund Reps the online course is $300. 

All course materials are provided. Upon confirmation of registration, the student will receive a free one-year subscription to Investment Executive, Canada's Newspaper for Financial Advisors. 

You may start your online course upon confirmation of payment.  Your confirmation email will include your username and password to enter the online classroom.  

You can start immediately or you can come back at a later time to complete the course.

Once you start the exam portion of the course you must continue to the end. You will not be permitted to navigate back to previous pages.

This course will be of interest to persons who are:
  • Interested in understanding ETFs & how they differ from Mutual Funds
  • Interested in trading this product or adding this product to their portfolio
  • Interested in the strategies involved in this product
  • Industry vendors' employees
  • Employees of regulatory agencies

We recommend a basic knowledge of Mutual Funds and the nature of an equity stock.

Students will:
  • Gain an practical understanding of the composition and applications of ETFs and how they are used by the savvy investor.
  • Gain an understanding of the different types of ETFs, where, how and why they are traded, and which ones are most widely traded.
  • Gain a practical understanding of using ETF hedging models.
  • Understand the tax benefits of ETFs

Follow up courses

Global Securities: Trading and Settlement

Online Course follows the following in-depth topics:

  • History and Background
  • Understanding the ETF Structure and the different types of product
  • Key Characteristics
  • Differences and similarities with other financial products
  • The creation/redemption process
  • Market Making
  • Liquidity
  • ETF regulation
  • Taxation
  • Evaluating ETFs
  • Guidelines for Placing ETF orders
  • Life of an Equity Trade
  • Suitability and Know Your Client
  • The Myths of ETF Investing
  • Portfolio strategies used by ETFs

Course Code: CEC18