Raj Lala, President and CEO, Evolve ETFS

Raj Lala of Evolve ETFS is part of this year's Wealth Professional Canada's Hot List.

Raj Lala, President and CEO, Evolve ETFS

President and CEO

In Canada’s burgeoning ETF marketplace, Evolve ETFs has emerged as a real innovator. In March, the firm launched Canada’s first actively managed blockchain ETF, LINK. Commenting on the impetus behind the ETF’s launch, Evolve president and CEO Raj Lala said: “Blockchain has the potential to transform business models with endless commercial applications. The benefits can apply to many sectors, from financial services and mining to the global food industry.”

Evolve followed this launch with another cutting-edge offering: the Evolve Innovation Index ETF (EDGE). “Investors need better tools to gain exposure to the themes that are shaping the world,” Lala said at the time. “The Evolve Innovation Index ETF combines today’s most transformational themes into a single diversified portfolio of disruptive industries.”