Who We Are

Representing Canada’s
Investment Dealer Firms

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The IIAC = Leadership for Canada’s Investment Industry

The IIAC works to foster a vibrant, prosperous investment industry driven by strong and efficient capital markets. The IIAC speaks out to regulators and government with a strong voice on the issues that matter to investment dealers and capital markets. It drives greater awareness of business and industry trends and supports members with a full array of services to ensure their ongoing success.


Who We Are

The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is the national association representing the position of 131 IIROC-regulated Dealer Member firms on securities regulation, public policy and industry issues. These dealer firms are the key intermediaries in Canadian capital markets, accounting for the vast majority of financial advisory services, securities trading and underwriting in public and private markets for governments and corporations.

The IIAC’s activities are overseen by a 15-member Board of Directors from its Dealer Member firms. Board members represent all sectors of Canada’s investment industry, including:

• Large retail dealers (non-bank owned)
• Medium retail dealers
• Small retail dealers
• Institutional dealers
• Integrated dealers (including bank-owned)

IIROC-regulated firms and IIROC-registered investment advisors play an essential role, and put the “security” in Canada’s securities industry. They build prosperity and provide investment security for investors and their families by pooling savings into productive capital investments in businesses that create jobs and economic growth across the country.

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