National Bank Direct Brokerage, in partnership with Horizons ETFs, offers do-it-yourself investors an educational contest

Montreal, May 6, 2019

Registration Opens for The Biggest Winner Trading Competition

For the seventh consecutive year, National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) is partnering with The Biggest Winner trading competition, presented by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. The objective is for participants to grow a $100,000 fantasy portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The contest registration period is now open.


  • To register and play for free and to learn more about the contest, visit The Biggest Winner website.

  • The contest runs from May 6 toJune 14, 2019. Participants can join the simulation at any time before June 14, 2019.

  • The contest provides a risk-free way for participants to test their investment skills.

  • A grand prize of $7,500 will be awarded to the contestant with the highest six-week cumulative return, while the runner-up will receive $2,500.

  • In addition, six weekly prizes of $500 will be awarded to the contestants with the best single-week returns.

  • For participants who want to be well-prepared for the contest, NBDB offers  seminars and webinars on ETFs and numerous other investment products.


“Do-it-yourself investing is rapidly growing in popularity. The Biggest Winner is a fantastic opportunity for investors to test ETF trading strategies in a simulated environment and learn about portfolio management basics. We’re proud to support this competition for a seventh consecutive year and play a role in the training of tomorrow’s investors,” explained Claude-Frédéric Robert, President of National Bank Direct Brokerage.

“Year-over-year, the universe of Canadian-listed ETFs has grown. Today, investors have access to approximately 700 Canadian-listed ETFs that cover a wide range of themes, strategies and asset classes. That makes The Biggest Winner competition a potent educational tool for investors looking to learn about trading ETFs without taking financial risks. The kicker: it gives all contestants the opportunity to win actual cash prizes,” said Steve Hawkins, President and CEO of Horizons ETFs.

National Bank Direct Brokerage makes no representation or guarantee, whether explicit or implicit, as to the suitability of investing in exchange-traded funds, or does it endorse Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. or its products.

About National Bank Direct Brokerage
National Bank Direct Brokerage (“NBDB”) is a division of and a trademark used by National Bank Financial Inc. (“NBF”) for its order execution only services. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and makes no investment recommendations. Clients are solely responsible for the financial and tax consequences of their investment decisions. NBF is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

About National Bank of Canada
With $263 billion in assets as at January 31, 2019, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 21,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at or via social media on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of the largest suites of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs product family includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs has more than $10 billion of assets under management and 87 ETFs listed on major Canadian stock exchanges. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.


Stéphanie Rousseau
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility
National Bank of Canada