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There has been increasing social and regulatory acceptance of marijuana for both its medicinal properties and recreational use. In fact, the legal marijuana market in North America is expected to reach USD $24.5 billion in sales by 2021, according to Arcview Market Research. Join Steve Hawkins, president and CEO at Horizons ETFs as he discusses how investors can gain diversified access to this budding investment opportunity.
Steve Hawkins is the president and CEO 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 12 years. He is partly 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 and the world's first global equity ETF driven by artificial intelligence. 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 cannabis. Mr. Hawkins was recognized as CEO of the Year at the 2018 Wealth Professional Awards and is the current chair of the Canadian ETF Association.
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