Core ETFs in Canadian portfolios are fundamental to achieving long term financial goals.
BlackRock (BLK) is the world's largest publicly traded investment management firm. As of December 31, 2014, it had assets under management, or AUM, of $4.65 trillion. This is ~7% of the total assets under management across the globe.
Pat Chiefalo joined BlackRock in 2014 as Managing Director, head of iShares Product for Canada. He brings with him 15 years of industry experience on both the sell side and buy side of the business. Prior to BlackRock Pat spent 5 years leading National Bank Financial Exchange Traded Funds Research and Strategy team which offered the most comprehensive and street leading research of ETFs among all the Canadian dealers. Pat spent 6 years in Equity Research at both Scotia Capital and Merrill Lynch as lead equity analyst as well as several years on the derivatives desk for Merrill Lynch - Bank of America. Pat has a BASc (Mechanical Engineering degree) from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is a CFA charter holder.