EXTENSIVE ETF EXPERTISE

 

CI Exchange-Traded Funds are a comprehensive suite of investment solutions offered and managed by CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”). CI GAM is one of Canada’s largest ETF providers, offering a robust lineup of ETF solutions to give investors choice and flexibility in meeting their specific investment needs.

BY THE NUMBERS

Thousands

Financial advisors across Canada using CI GAM ETFs in their portfolios

150K+

CI GAM ETF investors

110+

Comprehensive suite of ETFs

5th

Largest ETF provider in Canada*

$15B

ETF AUM*

35%

ETF AUM growth in 2020

 

 

 

*Source: CI GAM, Morningstar Research Inc., as at August 31, 2021

ETF SOLUTIONS

Beta ETFs


Beta ETFs provide targeted low-cost exposure to broad markets and sectors.

 

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Active ETFs


Actively managed ETFs combine the benefits of active management with the structural advantages of ETFs.

 

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Liquid Alternative ETFs


Liquid alternative ETFs bring investors the best elements of ETFs and hedge funds.

 

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Digital Asset ETFs


Digital asset ETFs provide convenient, simple and secure ways to access the potential of digital assets.

 

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Thematic ETFs


Thematic ETFs provide exposure to long-term megatrends transforming the way we live and work including technological advancements to demographic shifts as well as the environment. We invest in themes that are expected to see strong growth in the following years.

 

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Smart Beta ETFs


Smart beta ETFs employ factor and multi-factor based investment methodologies to deliver the potential for stronger risk-adjusted returns.

 

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Covered Call ETFs


Covered call ETFs provide a convenient way for investors to participate in the capital appreciation potential of a basket of securities with regular income stream from the option premiums earned by writing covered calls.

 

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ETF TEAM

Marc-André Lewis, PhD

Marc-André Lewis, PhD

Executive Vice-President and Head of Investment Management

As Head of Investment Management, Mr. Lewis leads a team of more than 100 investment professionals at CI Global Asset Management and oversees the continued development of the firm’s integrated global investment platform.

 

Mr. Lewis has over 20 years of global investing experience and has held senior leadership positions at several organizations, including two of the world’s largest institutional investors. His diverse experience spans asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management, public and private markets, and fundamental and quantitative strategies.

 

Prior to joining CI GAM in September 2021, Mr. Lewis was Head of Portfolio Construction at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. His responsibilities included strategic asset allocation, quantitative research and alternative indexing activities, as well as sitting on the executive and tactical asset allocation committees for its Strategy and Planning Department.

 

Prior to ADIA, Mr. Lewis was Senior Vice-President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), where he led a team that analyzed and  monitored the risks of both public and private investments in the CDPQ portfolio. He was also a member of the CDPQ asset allocation committee. 

 

Mr. Lewis’s previous positions also included Senior Vice-President, Risk Management – Fixed Income and Overlay Strategies at CDPQ and Senior Vice-President, Fixed Income at Natcan Investment Management, where he oversaw a team managing $16 billion in Canadian and global fixed-income assets. 

 

He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Pierre and Marie Curie University (now Sorbonne University), and an M.Sc. in theoretical physics and a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from Université de Montréal.



Nirujan Kanagasingam, CFA

Nirujan Kanagasingam, CFA

Vice-President, ETF Strategy

As Vice-President of ETF Strategy, Nirujan’s primary responsibility includes working with the various departments within CI GAM to set and execute the ETF Sales Strategy and help promote the growth of the ETF business. Nirujan’s responsibilities also includes overseeing the ETF Sales Support team where he works alongside the sales team in assisting investors and advisors on ETF education and support. Nirujan brings a wealth of ETF knowledge, including ETF product management, indexing, factor research, ETF portfolio development, and has been involved in the launch of many ETFs in the Canadian marketplace. Prior to joining CI GAM, Nirujan held progressively senior roles with global asset managers Invesco and Horizons ETFs, where responsibilities included product management, product development and sales strategy in both the Canadian and U.S market. Nirujan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) from Ryerson University and is a CFA Charterholder.



Craig Allardyce

Craig Allardyce

Portfolio Manager

Craig Allardyce is a Portfolio Manager at CI First Asset Investment Management responsible for the fixed income and emerging market strategies of CI First Asset's Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

 

Craig has over 20 years of fixed income experience including portfolio management, sales and trading, and interdealer brokerage. Prior to joining CI First Asset, Craig was Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Matrix Fund Management Inc., where he was responsible for economic and credit research, investment strategy and trading.



Lijon Geeverghese, CFA

Lijon Geeverghese, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Head of ETF Capital Markets

Lijon Geeverghese joined CI First Asset in 2014 and is responsible for the index-based strategies of CI First Asset's exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Lijon has over 10 years of ETF experience, including portfolio management, ETF trading and market making. Prior to joining CI First Asset, Lijon was responsible for ETF market making at a large Canadian bank dealer. Lijon is a key point of contact between CI First Asset and the market-making community, providing trade solutions for investment advisors and facilitating effective client ETF transactions. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.



George Lagoudakis, CFA

George Lagoudakis, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Options Strategist

George Lagoudakis has more than 12 years of experience as an institutional derivatives trader and strategist, having worked at a large Canadian bank-owned asset manager prior to joining CI First Asset in 2015. George graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.



Stephen Lingard, MBA, CFA

Stephen Lingard, MBA, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Investment Research

Stephen has more than 24 years of industry experience, including more than a decade as a senior portfolio manager at another diversified global asset manager, where he managed multi-asset portfolio programs. For most of his career, Stephen has specialized in tactical asset allocation research, investment strategy selection, manager oversight, portfolio construction and risk management. He also has related investment experience in Europe, Asia and the United States. Stephen holds a bachelor of science degree from Western University, an MBA from EU Business School, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.



Jaron Liu

Jaron Liu

Director, ETF Strategy

Jaron Liu is a Director of ETF Strategy at CI GAM and is responsible for growing the ETF business by setting and executing the ETF sales strategy as well as supporting the ETF sales team. Prior to joining CI GAM, Jaron worked as an analyst within product management for one of the largest global asset managers where he focused on ETFs. Jaron graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Honours Economics and is a CFA charter holder.



Veronika Popova, CFA

Veronika Popova, CFA

Director, ETF Strategy

As Director of ETF Strategy, Veronika’s primary responsibility involves working with the various departments within CI GAM to help promote the growth of the ETF business, assisting investors and advisors on ETF education and how to incorporate them into their portfolios. Veronika brings a wealth of ETF knowledge, including product strategy, trading & liquidity, market structure, portfolio development, and has been involved in the launch of several ETFs in the Canadian marketplace. Prior to joining CI GAM, Veronika held roles with global asset managers Vanguard and RBC GAM, where responsibilities included managing primary and secondary market ETF trading, assisting clients with trade execution, and supporting the overall operations of an ETF business. Veronika holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Ryerson University and is a CFA Charterholder.



ETF INSIGHTS

 

Thought leaders and portfolio managers from across the ETF Team offer insights into the trends, events, policies and politics that are creating investment risks—and opportunities—around the world.

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