Qtrade Investor Best Discount Broker Three Years Running

VANCOUVER, BC; November 29, 2012 – Qtrade Investor was named Best Discount Broker at the recent 2012 Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards for the third year in a row. This honour comes on the heelsof Qtrade Investor being ranked again as a top-tier online brokerage in the recent Globe and Mail Annual Online Brokers Survey.

The annual Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards honour companies and individuals that have made adifference in the lives of investors through superior investment products, service, marketing, and education. Scott Gibner, CEO of Qtrade Financial Group who was on hand last night to accept the award, couldn't be happier, " We have a long history of being one of Canada's highest rated online brokerages with Qtrade being the #1 ranked online brokerage in Canada by The Globe and Mail for six of the last seven years, Surviscor in 2012 and now Morningstar for three years running. These awards continue to demonstrate the value Qtrade provides to Canadian investors with our focus on providing quality research, market leading trading technology, easy-to-use tools and competitive pricing for new do-it-yourself investors, experienced long-term investors and more active traders."

The Best Discount Broker award was evaluated by a panel of independent analysts and judges who conducted a comprehensive review and granted the award based on the following criteria:

  1. Easy to use
  2. A wide range of investments available
  3. Excellent customer service and account reporting
  4. Effective investment tools and research
  5. Low cost fee structure

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-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. For further information please contact:

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Qtrade Financial Group

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