Exchange Traded Funds for Representatives of Mutual Fund Dealers


This  one (1) day classroom course upcoming in September 2016 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.

Please email for classroom course fees. Qualifying prep seminars starting September 2016. 

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

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. 

Exchange Traded Funds for Representatives of Mutual Fund Dealers

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



Exchange Traded Funds for Representatives of Mutual Fund Dealers

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
Exchange Traded Funds for Representatives of Mutual Fund Dealers

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

Exchange Traded Funds for Representatives of Mutual Fund Dealers
Note:  Location of classes will be confirmed closer to the date of the course.

Instructors:  Yves Rebetez


Yves is an Exchange Traded Fund and Closed End Fund specialist. As the Managing Director, Editor of ETF Insight, Yves is able to leverage his vast knowledge of ETFs and Structured Products to better provide understanding to the public at large about these products.

Prior to launching ETF Insight, he was Vice President of ETFs/Structured Products with RBC Dominion Securities from 2004 to 2011.

Yves also worked as a Portfolio Advisor, specializing in Canadian Equities with the Portfolio Advisory Group at RBC Dominion Securities.

Earlier work experience in portfolio management includes, both Fixed Income for Institutional Clients, and International Equities for High Net Worth Individuals, with Credit Suisse Canada in Toronto, and prior to that, with UBS in Switzerland.

Yves is a CFA Charterholder.

Yves regularly contributes to the Financial Post, and sits on the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) on behalf of the Canadian ETF Association.  

Exchange Traded Funds for Representatives of Mutual Fund Dealers