Steven J. Hawkins
Steven J. Hawkins is the president and chief executive officer of Horizons ETFs Canada (a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group), where he is responsible for the day-to-day business of the firm. With more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry, he has been with Horizons ETFs for more than 12 years and previously served as its chief investment officer. Mr. Hawkins is partly responsible for the proliferation of exchange-traded funds 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 the world’s first global equity ETF driven by artificial intelligence. As an innovative ETF and capital market thought leader, Mr. Hawkins 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 cannabis. He was recognized as CEO of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Wealth Professional Awards and is the chair of the Canadian ETF Association.