CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Steve Hawkins is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizons ETFs (a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group), where he is responsible for the day-to-day business and affairs of the firm. With more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry, Mr. Hawkins has been with Horizons ETFs for more than 13 years including as its CIO, prior to becoming CEO in 2015. Mr. Hawkins is partly responsible for the proliferation of ETFs in Canada, bringing many first-of-their-kind ETFs to market. He spearheaded the launch of the first family of actively managed ETFs in Canada, the world’s first marijuana ETF and more recently, the world’s first psychedelics ETF. As an innovative ETF and capital markets thought leader, he is frequently quoted in the news media, appears regularly on business television and is a globally sought-after speaker for his expertise on his three favourite topics: ETFs, derivatives and cannabis. He was recognized as CEO of the Year at the 2018 Wealth Professional Awards and is the past Chair of the Canadian ETF Association. Mr. Hawkins studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Toronto and holds a Derivative Market Specialist (DMS) designation.