Another Award to Qtrade Investor’s List of Accolades

VANCOUVER, BC; December 2, 2011 – Qtrade Investor is pleased to announce that it received the Best Discount Broker award for the second consecutive year at the 17th annual Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards ceremony held in Toronto on November 30th, 2011.

This accolade comes only weeks after The Globe and Mail ranked Qtrade Investor as Canada's #1 online broker for the sixth consecutive year. Both of these awards are based on the results from a broad review of every aspect of the client online brokerage experience from trading technology, tools and research, website design, fees and commissions, to the breadth of investments available and overall customer satisfaction.

"These awards are a testament to Qtrade's drive and dedication to delivering superior online brokerage experiences for our customers," said Joel Bernard, Vice President for Qtrade Investor. "The team at Qtrade continually strives to develop and deliver innovative offerings and market-leading tools and technology with the customer in mind. By providing a consistent and quality experience across all touchpoints in our online brokerage offering, we believe Qtrade Investor provides exceptional value to our customers."

Qtrade Investor also received the bronze award for Morningstar's Best ETF Initiative in recognition of its ETF website enhancements and new commission-free ETF program offering 60 commission-free ETFs encompassing a variety of geographic regions, sectors, capitalization sizes, currencies and issuers.

About Qtrade Investor

Qtrade Investor is the online brokerage division of Qtrade Securities Inc. (member IIROC and Canadian Investor Protection Fund). 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 hundreds of financial institutions across Canada. Qtrade is dedicated to providing market-leading wealth management products and services including: online, full-services 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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