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Thank You for Seven Great Years, Barb Amsden!

Thank You for Seven Great Years, Barb Amsden!

After seven years, our valued colleague, Barbara Amsden, will be leaving the IIAC on April 1st.

Barb was one of the IIAC’s original staff members, joining the association when it launched. Since then, she has worked on a dizzying array of projects including capital market improvements, red tape reduction, the awarding of Diamond Jubilee medals, taxes, and, of course, most recently spearheading cross-industry efforts to implement CRM1 and CRM2.

Here is part of an email sent to Barb’s colleagues by Ian Russell, IIAC President and CEO: “We will all miss Barb’s energy, wit, intelligence and … Continue reading

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Wealth Professional’s “Women of Influence”: The IIAC is Well Represented

Wealth Professional’s “Women of Influence”: The IIAC is Well Represented

The IIAC’s very own Barb Amsden has been named one of Wealth Professional’s “Women of Influence” in its most recent edition.  Although her colleagues at the IIAC are decidedly biased, this is a highly fitting tribute to a woman who impresses us with her razor-sharp intellect and interminable kindness every single day.

 

Joining Barb on this (impressive) list are two IIAC Board members:  Sandy Cimoroni and Charyl Galpin.

Congratulations on this well-deserved accolade!

Read more about their contributions to Canada’s investment industry here.

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Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Approves IIROC 2015 and 2016 CRM2 Rules – Book Cost Outstanding

Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Approves IIROC 2015 and 2016 CRM2 Rules – Book Cost Outstanding

On January 19, 2015, IIROC announced that the CSA had approved IIROC 2015 and 2016 CRM2 rules.  IIROC dealers had already implemented 2014 CRM2 requirements, worked extensively on 2015 and 2016 implementation, and done as much of the analytical work as possible for CRM2 components where significant uncertainty remained, but major development work for 2015 couldn’t be planned further without final CRM2 rules.  This delay compressed the two years the CSA had allotted for July 15, 2015 CRM2 rule implementation to less than six months.  This is a time compression of 75%.

The final rules are good news.  Questions regarding … Continue reading

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