Letter from the President

Letter from the President

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V102 – Have we reached the high water mark of global reform? (December 2016) [PDF]

V101 – Ongoing changes to improve productivity and cut operating costs at independent firms: Will they attract capital to the wealth business? (November 2016) [PDF]

V100 – The cost-benefit thinking of the regulators needs to be more transparent (October 2016) [PDF]

V99 – The ‘Top of House’ Issues Facing the City of London: Recent Observations from September ICSA Meetings in London (September 2016) [PDF]

V98 – Priority for the next federal budget: Facilitate small and mid-sized business access to equity capital (August 2016) [PDF]

V97 – Continued Weak Performance in the Independent Firm Sector and the Rising Consumer Cost of the Wealth Management Business (July 2016) [PDF]

V96 – EU Markets: An Expanding Regulatory Burden May be Easing (June 2016) [PDF]

V95 – Global Tax Reporting: The IIAC’s Efforts to Help Member Firms Navigate a Changing Landscape (May 2016) [PDF]

V94 – Keeping Track of Change: Evolving Trends in the Wealth Management Business (April 2016) [PDF]

V93 – Poor markets and an escalating regulatory burden battered boutique earnings in 2015, but signs point to a more optimistic outlook (March 2016) [PDF]

V92 – China thrusts into world headlines and global financial markets: What to make of it all? (February 2016) [PDF]

V91 – Pulling out the stops to rescue the TSX Venture Exchange: a recipe for strengthening small business access to equity capital and promoting growth and jobs (January 2016) [PDF]

V68 – Taking Stock of the Economic Recovery and Regulatory Reform [PDF]

V67 – Repairing and Strengthening the Capital-Raising Infrastructure in Canada for Small Business [PDF]

V66 – Toiling in the Tax Reporting Vineyards [PDF]

V65 – Debt Capital Markets: A Bright Light in a Gloomy Cycle [PDF]

V64 – Regulators Can Take Steps to Support a Collapsing Industry [PDF]

V63 – The Challenge for European Market Participants: Navigating Between Difficult Market Conditions and New Regulatory Standards [PDF]

V62 – Reconsidering Orthodoxy: Finding a Path to Better Regulation and Renewed Economic Growth [PDF]

V61 – A New Kind of Relationship with Clients: Perspective on the U.S. Wealth Management World [PDF]

V60 – U.S. and Canadian Securities Industries: Why the Difference in Earnings Results?[PDF]

V59 – 2006-2012: How Canadian Integrated and Boutique Firms Have Fared in the Face of Declining Revenue and Increased Regulatory Burdens [PDF]

V58 – Small Business Access to Capital: Venture Capital Action Plan Addresses Only Part of the Problem [PDF]

V57 – A Contrarian Analysis: China to Defy Forecasts and Lead Asia in Re-Shaping Global Landscape Perspectives from the Asian Financial Forum [PDF]

V56 – Vanishing Entrepreneurism in the Canadian Securities Industry – The Role for Small Firms and Regulators [PDF]

V55 – The Road to Global Reform: How the International Head of Securities Regulators Sees the Future [PDF]

V54 – Regulating HFTs and Dark Pools: Ensuring Investor Protection in the 21st Century Market [PDF]

V53 – Battening Down the Hatches to Weather the Storm [PDF]

V52 – Getting the Facts: What Clients Actually Value – and Demand – from Financial Advisors – August 2012 [PDF]

V51 – Taking Stock of Global Reform: The View From Europe 25th ICSA Annual General Meeting (Copenhagen) – June 2012 [PDF]

V50 – The Post-2008 Client: Responding to Their Wealth Management Needs and Demands (The SIFMA Private Client Conference in Boston) – May 2012 [PDF]

V49 – Learning from Our Member Firms: How IIAC Can Strengthen Its Role as an Industry Association – April 2012 [PDF]

V48 – SEC Speaks: IIAC Listens Closely Key – Observations and Lessons for Canadian Dealers – March 2012 [PDF]

V47 – U.S. FATCA Legislation: Paring Back the Tax-Reporting Burden – February 2012 [PDF]

V46 – Will China Continue to Shake the World? Perspectives from the Asian Financial Forum – January 2012 [PDF]

V45 – Many firms dodge a bullet in 2011 relying on fairly stable retail revenue: Institutional firms bear the brunt of tough summer-fall markets – December 2011 [PDF]

V44 – Three Years After the Crisis: Regulatory Reform Moves Forward – November 2011 [PDF]

V43 – Facing the Threat of Global Deflation: IIAC’s Proposals to Bolster a Threatened Recovery – October 2011 [PDF]

V42 – How Advisors Must Deal With Financial Turmoil: Forging a New Level of Trust for a New Financial World – September 2011 [PDF]

V41 – “Due Bill” is Due North: Improving Processing of Client Accounts – August 2011 [PDF]

V40 – IIAC on Regulatory Reform: Bolstering Canadian Weaknesses – and Protecting Canada’s Strengths – July 2011 [PDF]

V39 – Regulatory Reform: The View From Across the Pond – June 2011 [PDF]

V38 – Seizing Opportunity: How Industry Has Helped Confident Investors and Issuers Navigate Challenging Markets – May 2011 [PDF]

V37 – Restructuring, Regulatory Reform and Retiring Boomers: the 3 R’s of U.S. Wealth Management in the Post-Crisis Period – April 2011 [PDF]

V36 – Markets are Globalizing: Now, How About Regulations and Tax Laws? – March 2011 [PDF]

V35 – The Asian Financial Forum: How Asia is Reshaping the Global Agenda – and Canadian Investors – February 2011 [PDF]

V34 – Finding Opportunity Amidst Uncertainty in 2011 – January 2011 [PDF]

V33 – Takeaways from the SIFMA Annual Conference – December 2010 [PDF]

V32 – IIAC in Ottawa: Making the Case for Increased Savings and Investment – November 2010 [PDF]

V31 – The Rising Cost of Equity Market Data and What Can Be Done About It? – September 2010 [PDF]

V30 – OTC Derivatives: Progress on Standardization and Building Clearinghouses – August 2010 [PDF]

V29 – Canada Revenue Agency Makes Clear: Brokerage Commissions Exempt from GST/HST – July 2010 [PDF]

V28 – Global Reform – Its Prospects: Takeaways from the ICSA Annual Meeting – June 2010 [PDF]

V27 – A New Age of Wealth Management: Takeaways from the SIFMA Private Client Conference – May 2010 [PDF]

V26 – Remarks to the Roundtable on the Canadian Retirement System – April 2010 [PDF]

V25 – A View from the Trenches: Policies Needed to Promote Risk-Taking and Efficient Markets – March 2010 [PDF]

V24 – Caught in the Vice: Dealer Efforts to Extricate from Draconian U.S. Tax Reporting Requirements – January 2010 [PDF]