Monthly Archives: February 2015

IIAC’s Ian Russell to Address the Prospecters & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

IIAC’s Ian Russell to Address the Prospecters & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

The Investment Industry’s Role in Raising Capital for the Mining Industry

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Ian Russell, IIAC President and CEO, will deliver a keynote address as part of PDAC’s Technical Program.  In the Return of the state:  The role of government in financing mineral exploration session, Russell will provide a series of regulatory and policy fixes which, if adopted, will get the Canadian mining industry back on track.

Mr. Russell’s remarks will begin at 9:10 a.m.

Additional information is available here.

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IIAC: Ontario Government Must Address Important Questions Before Introducing ORPP

IIAC: Ontario Government Must Address Important Questions Before Introducing ORPP

In a response to the Ontario government’s Consultation Paper on the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), the IIAC expressed disappointment at the haste in moving forward with the ORPP prior to the government’s assessment and response to key questions raised in the IIAC’s submission. In particular, if existing savings plans for employees, such as group RRSPs, are not deemed to be “comparable plans” to the ORPP, the result will be reduced flexibility and choice for employers and employees, and an overall weakening of the Ontario financial services sector – a negative economic impact that will be felt … Continue reading

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IIAC 2015 Compliance and Operations Symposium: Registration Now Open

IIAC 2015 Compliance and Operations Symposium: Registration Now Open

 

 

Date:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015Place:  St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre, 150 King Street West, 16th Floor (Garden Hall), Toronto

Join us for this full-day event to hear from industry professionals about many considerations raised by current policy and regulatory reforms impacting the securities industry. 

It is also an opportunity to network with peers throughout the day and during the cocktail reception.

Panel sessions will include:

IIROC Staff Review of IIROC Annual Compliance Report Point of Sale: Meeting the Challenges T+2: The What, Why, When and How of a shorter settlement cycle in Canada Global … Continue reading

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IIAC Document Highlights Benefits of Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System (CCMRS)

IIAC Document Highlights Benefits of Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System (CCMRS)

As a long-time proponent of the CCMRS, the IIAC has developed a document detailing why the cooperative securities regulator is an improvement for Canadian investors and our capital markets. The document identifies the problems with the existing regime and the advantages of the cooperative regulator across different categories, including priorities and accountability, registration matters and more.

The IIAC encourages anyone interested to save, print or share this document with industry participants.

The below image is for illustrative purposes. The full document is accessible by clicking the above link.

 

 

 

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IIAC Calls for 2015 Investment Industry Hall of Fame Nominations

IIAC Calls for 2015 Investment Industry Hall of Fame Nominations

Deadline to nominate industry leaders set for Friday, May 22, 2015

The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) announced today it has begun accepting nominations for the 2015 class of IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame Inductees.

Established in 2013, the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame serves to honour excellence, integrity and leadership in Canada’s investment industry. 

“Our Inductees are visionaries who have had success in business and applied it to the needs of their communities.  They have strongly contributed not only to the growth and prosperity of our industry, but also to the building of Canadian businesses … Continue reading

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