Qtrade Investor a finalist at 2015 Morningstar® Awards in "Best Discount Brokerage" category

VANCOUVER, B.C., November 30, 2015 — Qtrade Investor was once again recognized among the best of Canada's online brokers, as a top-three finalist at the 2015 Morningstar® Awards ceremony in Toronto on November 25.

Qtrade Investor has consistently reached the upper echelon of Morningstar's annual assessment of online brokers, and ranked ahead of the bank-owned brokerages, with top-three finishes in 2014 and 2013, and first-place overall finishes in 2012, 2011 and 2010.

"To be honoured once again as a finalist by industry peers, and to be considered among the top-tier nationwide, including both independent and big-bank owned brokerages, in such a competitive industry, is a tremendous accomplishment," said Catherine Wood, Qtrade Financial Group's Senior VP and Head of Online Brokerage. "It's a wonderful acknowledgment of the dedication, passion and ingenuity of our online brokerage team, which works tirelessly to provide our clients and our partners with a best-in-class brokerage platform."

Morningstar's award recipients are chosen annually by a jury of analysts and experienced industry professionals, after an extensive evaluation process.

A commitment to continuous improvement is one of the reasons why Qtrade Investor has been consistently ranked among Canada's best online brokers, year after year. In 2015, Qtrade introduced a number of enhancements to add value for self-managed investors, including a new external website, more educational resources, expanded ETF screening tools and a new analyst portfolio view as well as upgrades to the Qtrade mobile app, including support for Touch ID and Apple Watch™.

About Qtrade Investor

Qtrade Investor is the award-winning online brokerage division of Qtrade Securities Inc., Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Qtrade Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qtrade Financial Group, a national, award-winning, integrated financial services company, which is a member of Desjardins Group, Canada's largest and the world's fifth largest cooperative financial group. For more information, visit www.qtrade.ca/investor.

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