Mr. Atkinson is the Executive Chairman of 3iQ Corp, an investment fund manager focused on digital assets. 3iQ was the first Canadian manager to agree to terms and conditions with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities permitting 3iQ to manage a multi-digital asset investment fund available to Canadian accredited investors. Today, 3iQ manages two offering memorandum funds; one invested in bitcoin, ether and litecoin and the second fund invested solely in bitcoin. In March 2020, 3iQ was issued a receipt by Canadian securities regulators for a preliminary prospectus for the 3iQ Bitcoin Fund.
Prior to joining 3iQ, he was a founder and president of Horizons ETFs Management Inc. and over his three decades in financial services has held executive positions with Mackenzie Financial Corporation, CI Funds and Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd. His board experience spans public and private companies as well as non-profit organizations. He is the past founding chair of the Canadian ETF Association and a past president of CFA Society Toronto. Howard currently sits on the advisory board of KoreConX, an all-in-one platform for private companies to manage company records, capital market activity, fundraising and investments, utilizing blockchain technology. He is the author of four books including The New Investment Frontier III: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians (Insomniac Press, 2005). Mr. Atkinson holds the CFA, CIMA® and ICD.D designations. In January 2019, Howard completed the Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application program offered by the MIT Sloan School of Management.