The Awards Continue to Pile up for Qtrade Investor

VANCOUVER, BC; December 14, 2010 – Qtrade Investor is pleased to announce that it received the Best Discount Brokerage Award at the 16th Annual Canadian Investments Awards, hosted by CBC's chief correspondent and anchor Peter Mansbridge, held in Toronto on December 1st.

This inaugural award comes only weeks after The Globe and Mail ranked Qtrade Investor as Canada's #1 ranked online broker for the fifth consecutive year. Both of these rankings included a broad based review covering every area of the client experience from trading technology, tools and research, fees and commissions, client reporting, website security to overall customer satisfaction.

"Given the depth of the reviews undertaken in the selection process, these awards would not be possible without the tremendous efforts put in by the entire Qtrade team" said Joel Bernard, Vice President responsible for Qtrade Investor. "We are continually trying to improve our offering by developing and delivering market-leading tools, research and technology for the benefit of our customers. When you combine our passion for delivering the best online brokerge platform in the market with our absolute commitment to outstanding customer service, we believe the result is an exceptional brokerge platform with broad appeal to all Canadian investors."

The Silver award for Best Use of Technology also went to Qtrade Investor; largely due to its launch of Qtrade MobileWeb earlier this fall.

About Qtrade Investor

Qtrade Investor is the online brokerage division of Qtrade Securities Inc. (member IIROC and CIPF). Qtrade Securities is a division of the Qtrade Financial Group, a wealth management organization providing brokerage and investment management platforms, services and solutions to the retail public as well as the customers of over 180 financial institutions across Canada. Qtrade is dedicated to providing market-leading wealth management products and services including: online, full-service and institutional brokerage services, mutual fund dealer services, insurance dealer services, portfolio management and discretionary money management services and proprietary managed money solutions. For more information visit www.qtrade.ca.

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