Christopher Johnson

Vice President and Head of ETF Capital Markets and Equity Trading

Christopher Johnson is a Vice President and Head of ETF Capital Markets and Equity Trading supporting CSIM. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the Equity Trading Team as well as the implementation of all ETF capital market functions for CSIM, including managing relationships with authorized participants, market makers, stock exchanges and regulators. Mr. Johnson has been in the financial services industry since 1998, with experience in ETF trading, sales, and product management. Before joining CSIM in 2017, he was director and the head of U.S. ETF distribution at RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Prior to that, he served as vice president and head of ETF sales for the Americas at Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc. He also served as the director of ETF sales and trading at Cantor Fitzgerald and senior manager in international ETF product management at The Vanguard Group. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Asian studies-Japanese from Colgate University and a Graduate Business Certificate in finance from St. Joseph's University. In addition, he completed American Society of Pension Actuaries examinations C-1 and C-2 (DC). He holds Series 7 and 66 licenses.

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