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Ian Russell, IIAC President and CEO, appeared on BNN to discuss the state of independent firms. He described the “perfect storm” of factors contributing to current conditions and outlined the inherent competitive advantages boutique firms offer, before underscoring their critical contribution to Canada’s capital markets.
Russell also noted that the regulatory burden imposed on firms has contributed to the plight of the industry, and reiterated the IIAC’s responsibility and commitment to pushing back and encouraging regulators to exercise caution and perform a cost-benefit analysis before adding to the burden.
On November 9, 2015, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Knowledge Bureau’s Distinguished Advisor Conference. The topic of my presentation was Cybersecurity in the Financial Industry. I set out the six elements of an effective cybersecurity plan. I described the sophistication and global dimensions of the cyber threat and the serious consequences of such an attack to firms and clients. The presentation also gave me an opportunity to explain the IIAC’s role in raising awareness and assisting dealer Member firms to put in place defenses to counter the cyber threat. You can watch my presentation.