ETFs

Steve Hawkins

President and CEO,

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

  • President and CEO of Horizons ETFs
  • CEO of the Year at the 2018 Wealth Professional Awards
  • Chair of the Canadian ETF Association

About Steve

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 35 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. He is among the leaders responsible for the proliferation of ETFs in Canada, bringing many first-of-their-kind ETFs to market. Mr. Hawkins spearheaded the launch of the first family of actively managed ETFs in Canada, the world's first marijuana ETF, the world's first psychedelics ETF and the world's first inverse bitcoin 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 favorite topics: ETFs, derivatives, and emerging sectors. Mr. Hawkins was recognized as CEO of the Year at the 2018 and 2022 Wealth Professional Awards and is a past chair of the Canadian ETF Association. He studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Toronto and holds a Derivative Market Specialist (DMS) designation.

Steve's Videos

The investing paradigm has changed: inflation, recent geopolitical events, and market dynamics have created conditions that have resulted in a dynamic, volatile marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to navigate. The question: how can investors succeed in this new era in investing? Join Steve Hawkins, President and CEO of Horizons ETFs, for a presentation focused on how investors can use ETFs to capture three key investment themes that could help them make the most of today's modern marketplace. This seminar will include insights on achieving tailored exposure to burgeoning sectors with thematic ETFs, adjusting your equity/fixed income for today's markets, and other lessons for investors for 2022 and beyond.


Canada has added more than two million new, self-directed investors during the Covid-19 pandemic. These investors, who are generally younger and new to the investment landscape, are dramatically disrupting the way we look at asset classes and sectors. ETFs are increasingly being used to get access to new asset classes that in some cases didn't even exist five years ago. Steve Hawkins, president and CEO of Horizons ETFs, will discuss important new disruptive themes and sectors and how ETFs can be used to capture exposure to them. Learn about the asset classes of the future and how ETFs play an important role in driving their growth!
For those interested in investing in disruptive technologies, the path can be both rewarding and complex. However, capturing these growth trends requires in-depth research paired with a diversified approach. In this panel, you'll hear from a roster of ETF experts whose companies are at the forefront of this technology revolution and will examine the best ways for investors to capitalize on long-term growth trends.

The investing paradigm has changed: Recent global economic policies and market dynamics have created conditions that increasingly favor equities, ESG investments, or burgeoning themes that could shape our future. The question: How can investors navigate this new era in investing? Join Steve Hawkins, president and CEO of Horizons ETFs, for a presentation focused on how investors can use ETFs to make the most of today's modern marketplace. This seminar will include the growth in portfolio ETFs, achieving exposure to burgeoning sectors with thematic ETFs, and what to consider when assessing your portfolio's equity/fixed income allocation.