…when you have more gender diversity at companies generally and wealth management specifically, that you get better outcomes

Deborah Frame
Chairman of the Board President and Chief Investment Officer of Frame Global

Deborah heads the firm’s ETF Strategy Team. She is involved in all aspects of the portfolio model process. Deborah has held executive positions over the past 30 years at a number of major Canadian life insurance and investment firms and has sat as a board member of both public and private companies.  She was Chief Investment Officer at a Canadian life insurance company prior to moving to Cougar Global Investments, a Global Tactical ETF Portfolio Strategist in 2009, where she was Vice President Investments. While at Cougar Global, she oversaw the firm’s use of qualitative and quantitative asset allocation models that focused on downside risk optimization through the use of Exchange Traded Funds. She holds an MBA from York University with a concentration in Finance and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business from the University of Guelph. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Deborah is also the Co-Head of the Canadian Chapter of Women in ETFs. Founded in January 2014, Women in ETFs encourages and supports women in the ETF industry in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.