Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Cost-Benefit Thinking of Securities Regulators Needs to be More Transparent (IIAC Blog)

The Cost-Benefit Thinking of Securities Regulators Needs to be More Transparent (IIAC Blog)

Cost–benefit analysis is a valuable tool for assessing major public policy decisions, projects and regulations—for example, evaluating prospective regulations in a number of fields, including health, safety and the environment. The nature of securities regulation, however, makes costs-benefit analysis more difficult. Rather than focusing on a particular action, like releasing a pollutant, financial regulation cost-benefit analysis focuses on behavioural and market reactions.

Canadian securities regulators have refrained from conducting formal (quantitative) cost-benefit analysis because it is so complex. However, this not an excuse to avoid it. A more disciplined and rigorous approach to the rule-making process—one … Continue reading

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FS-ISAC Collaborates with IIAC and SIFMA on First Monthly Update on Cybersecurity (IIAC Blog)

FS-ISAC Collaborates with IIAC and SIFMA on First Monthly Update on Cybersecurity (IIAC Blog)

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) and the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) are working together to provide to you a monthly newsletter that highlights cybersecurity topics and emerging threats to the securities industry within North America.

The information provided in the monthly newsletter is intended to increase the cybersecurity awareness of an organization’s end users and to help them behave in a more secure manner.

The October issue is available here.

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