Monthly Archives: July 2016

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority Initial Board of Directors Announced (IIAC Blog)

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority Initial Board of Directors Announced (IIAC Blog)

The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) welcomes today’s announcement of the initial slate of Board of Directors for the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority (CMRA). The appointment of the 15 new Board members is an essential step in moving forward with the build-out and expected launch of the new cooperative regulator in 2018.

The IIAC commits the full support of its constituent member firms and professionals to assist the newly appointed Board of Directors in carrying out its mandate. We are convinced that, under the effective leadership of Chair William A. Black, the new Board of the … Continue reading

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Meet the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2016 (IIAC Blog)

Meet the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2016 (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame honours excellence, integrity and leadership in Canada’s investment industry.

The IIAC is proud to announce the 2016 Inductees into the Hall of Fame:

J. Brian Aune – Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nesbitt Thomson Inc.

Jim W. Davidson – Co-founder and Executive Chairman, FirstEnergy Capital Corp.

Doug Steiner – Chief Executive Officer, Evree Corp.; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, E*TRADE Canada; Founder, VERSUS Technologies, Perimeter Markets Inc., and E*TRADE Technologies Inc.

Latham C. Burns – Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Burns Fry Ltd. … Continue reading

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OSC Releases Proposed Exemptions for Foreign Distributions (IIAC Blog)

OSC Releases Proposed Exemptions for Foreign Distributions (IIAC Blog)

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) seeks comment on a proposed new rule that would provide issuers with more certainty when they sell securities to investors outside Canada.

If the rule is adopted, issuers will be able to rely on four new exemptions that would eliminate the need for a Canadian prospectus for certain types of distributions outside Canada.

The proposed new rule also provides an exemption from the dealer and underwriter registration requirements for foreign distributions, in certain circumstances. This exemption will make it easier for an issuer to engage the services of a foreign dealer … Continue reading

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Celebrate Canada Day!

Celebrate Canada Day!

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