Qtrade Investor takes first place in annual ranking of Canada's online brokers

The "good at everything broke" earns top honors in The Globe and Mail survey

VANCOUVER, B.C., November 28, 2014 — Qtrade Investor once again claimed the top spot in the annual Globe and Mail ranking of online brokers. It is the seventh number one ranking for Qtrade Investor in the past nine years.

The only online broker to receive an overall 'A' rating, Qtrade Investor scored well across all criteria. According to the rankings, "A broker needs to be good at all things to be No. 1 today, and that's why Qtrade has edged back into first place."

"This award speaks to the determination of everyone at Qtrade to deliver a superior online investing experience to our clients," said Qtrade Financial Group CEO Scott Gibner. "Being Canada's best online broker is about providing platforms, tools and support so that investors can make better decisions," he said. "We are always driving to improve in every area that truly matters to online investors, including competitive pricing, outstanding service and support, ease of use, and sophisticated research tools and resources."

The Globe and Mail's annual survey, published on November 26, evaluates online brokers across a range of criteria, including cost, account reporting, trading experience, range of investments available, research tools, and innovation.

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 Qtrade Financial Group, a national, award-winning, integrated financial services company providing brokerage and investment management platforms, services and solutions to the retail public, as well as a national base of financial institution partners including credit unions, banks, trust companies, insurance companies and financial planning firms. For more information, visit www.qtrade.ca/investor.

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