CSI will be performing maintenance on June 22nd from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM EST. Exam scheduling will be unavailable. Existing exam bookings will not be impacted. Please do not submit support tickets for scheduling issues during this time.

What is the course syllabus?

  • The History and Key Features of Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs)
    • History of exchange-traded funds
    • Key features of exchange-traded funds
    • Key differences between exchange-traded funds and open-end and closed-end funds

  • The Various Types of ETFs
    • Explanation of the various types of ETFs and also the creation and redemption process for ETFs

  • The Risks of Investing in ETFs
    • General investment risk
    • Risks specific to ETFs
    • Specific risks associated with the use of leveraged, inverse and commodity based ETFs
    • Risks and implications of ETF liquidations

  • The Regulatory Environment
    • Gatekeeper responsibilities of the dealer member
    • Due diligence best practices for ETF client suitability
    • Sales practice obligations relating to leveraged and inverse ETFs
    • CIRO regulatory guidance on leveraged and inverse ETFs

  • ETF Trading Strategies and Taxation
    • Investment strategies using ETFs
    • Trading ETFs
    • Tax efficiency, purchasing and selling, and other tax considerations of ETFs