Howard Atkinson

President and CEO, Pascal WealthTech

One of Canada’s leading wealth management executives, Howard has successfully led innovation in financial services organizations over the past three decades. He pioneered actively managed ETFs as the co-founder and President of Horizons ETF Management and led the introduction of iShare ETFs into Canada at Barclays Global Investors Canada. Howard has held senior executive positions with other leading firms including Mackenzie Financial Corporation and CI Funds. The past founding chair of the Canadian ETF Association and a past president of CFA Society Toronto, he has advised several successful fintechs including WealthBar Financial and 3iQ, where he was Chair of the Board. The author of four books including The New Investment Frontier III: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians, Howard holds the CFA, CIMA® and ICD.D designations.