Featured Speakers

Alain Desbiens

Director, ETF Distribution, BMO ETFS

Alain brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as BMO ETF specialist for eastern Canada. A seasoned financial expert with experience as a broker, Alain has been instrumental in raising awareness of the benefits of ETFs to individual, retail and institutional clients through his facilitation of client seminars. He has also played an equally pivotal role in keeping portfolio managers in eastern Canada and Quebec aware of new developments in the ETF sphere. Prior to joining BMO, Alain worked as wholesaler and sales manager in the wealth distribution field, as well as a branch manager and investment advisor in the brokerage industry. Alain is a graduate of Laval University with a BA in Industrial Relations. Alain Desbiens won the 2015 Wholesaler of the Year Award at the Canadian Wealth Professional Awards. Alain Desbiens was finalist at the 2016 Wholesaler of the Year Award at the Canadian Wealth Professional Awards.

Speaking Topic

Innovations In ETFs:

Taking Advantage of Market Opportunities with ETFs

Innovation in ETFs continues to change the investment management industry. ETFs are providing advanced tools allowing investors to be more tactical in their portfolios. With Sector, Industry and Thematic ETFs, investors can take advantage of market opportunities. The session will provide insights in to the range of ETF solutions available to access an investment theme. We will also provide practical tips and real life examples on how to analyse ETFs to best implement a tactical strategy.


Montreal, Quebec

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Scotiabank Montreal
6:30pm – 9:00pm