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The Canadian investment industry plays a key role in Canada’s financial services sector. It enables businesses and governments to raise debt and equity capital—which stimulates economic growth and job creation—and helps investors and savers work towards their financial objectives.
Did you know in 2016, Canada’s investment industry?
– Directly employed approximately 40,130 Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
– Generated $22.4 billion in direct economic activity.
– Helped listed Canadian businesses raise $48.8 billion in equity capital in secondary offerings in public and private markets.
– Helped eight companies go public, raising $466 million in initial … Continue reading →
The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is pleased to announce that Charyl Galpin, EVP & Managing Director, Head, Private Client Division, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., has been appointed Chair of the IIAC’s Board of Directors for 2017-18. She is the first woman in the IIAC’s history to serve in this capacity.
Steven Donald, President, Assante Wealth Management Ltd., was appointed Vice-Chair for 2017-18.
Ms. Galpin, who joined the IIAC Board in 2015, is already one of the most influential women in corporate Canada. She was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2014 by the … Continue reading →
In my May Letter from the President, I discuss developments that threaten fragmentation of global capital markets. These include Brexit, the rise of populism and protectionism across Europe and elsewhere, and the push for deregulation and dismantling of existing regulations.
Global and regional authorities are working to maintain open and integrated markets to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of markets. However, there are no quick fixes. Bond and repo market liquidity conditions remain a concern. Automation has the potential to transform the industry and deliver more liquidity to investors.
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