ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Howard J. Atkinson, CFA, has 23 years of investment management industry experience. He joined BetaPro Management Inc., an affiliate of Horizons ETFs, as executive vice president in October 2006. Prior to joining BetaPro, Mr. Atkinson was responsible for the exchange-traded products business at Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited and has held positions with a national investment dealer as well as major mutual fund companies. He is a past president of the Toronto CFA Society board of directors and is a member of the S&P/TSX Canada Index Advisory Panel. In addition, he recently achieved the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Atkinson is the author of four books, including The New Investment Frontier III: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians (Insomniac Press, 2005) and Les fonds négociés en bourse: Un outil de placement novateur pour l’investisseur avisé(Transcontinental, 2003). He has been a contributing writer and frequent analyst referenced in many major Canadian newspapers, including the Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, and Ottawa Citizen. In February 2010 he was recognized by ACTIF, Quebec’s premier financial education cooperative, as the Top Educator for his efforts to foster financial literacy among Canadians.
Alistair Byrne, CFA, is a principal in the investment practice at Investit. He works with asset managers and other financial services firms on investment process and product development ...