Winner of the 2021 IIAC Top Under 40 Award Announced
We are excited to announce the recipient of the 2021 IIAC Top Under 40 Award is Jonathan Lin, Wealth Advisor and Financial Planner, BMO Nesbitt Burns. Hats off to Jonathan.
We extend our congratulations to finalists Robert Marck, Investment Advisor – Portfolio Manager, BMO Nesbitt Burns; and Niki Prodanovic, Principal, Canadian Operations, Edward Jones.
The IIAC takes great pride in promoting all the nominees as outstanding role models in the industry and community at large. We look forward to your continued success.
IIAC Members’ Commitment to Community
We’re proud to share with you some of the many ways our member firms are contributing to their communities.
We invite you to learn more about our members’ Commitment to Community by clicking here.
Introducing the 2021 IIAC Top Under 40 Award Nominees
The IIAC is proud to announce the nominees for the 2021 IIAC Top Under 40 Award in today’s full page features in Investment Executive and Finance et Investissement. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
The Award recognizes and celebrates the new generation of highly motivated and talented young professionals whose drive, dedication, and personal and professional accomplishments have brought distinction to the investment/financial industry.
The calibre of candidates for the Award is exemplary. The three finalists, including the winner, will be unveiled on October 12.
The IIAC Top Under 40 Award is proudly sponsored by Investment Executive and Finance et Investissement.
IIAC Welcomes New President and CEO, Laura Paglia
Laura Paglia has officially taken the helm as President and CEO of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC). Laura comes to the IIAC from the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where she practiced exclusively in the areas of securities litigation and regulatory and compliance matters. She has decades of specialized experience representing a broad range of institutional clients in the financial services and capital markets industries, and has been a significant contributor to securities policy and regulation.
Laura’s deep understanding of the workings of the Canadian financial sector, particularly investment dealers, and her strategic and practical perspectives on securities regulation are vital at a time of dramatic transformation in the financial sector and capital markets, and sweeping changes in the regulatory framework. The IIAC is fortunate to draw on Laura’s leadership as the voice of the industry and her extensive relationships in the financial and regulatory communities.
The IIAC Board of Directors and the IIAC staff are excited to welcome Laura to our team and very much look forward to working with her on building on the IIAC’s strong reputation and standing within the investment industry and across the financial sector.
Investment Industry Association of Canada Names Laura Paglia as New President and CEO
The Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Paglia as the next President and CEO of the IIAC effective August 1, 2021. Ms. Paglia is a Partner with the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and a leader of its Securities Litigation and Regulatory Group. She has had an extensive practice representing multiple institutions in the financial services and capital markets industries. She has also been active in securities policy and regulation.
Click here to read the news release.
Investment Industry SRO Forum
The Boards of Directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), and the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers (FMFD) established the Investment Industry SRO Forum in January of this year to consider the potential outcomes of the CSA SRO Framework Consultation. The Associations felt it was important for the investment industry to collaborate to provide regulators with a broad industry view on how to improve self-regulation through consolidation. Our overarching objective is to improve the investor experience and strengthen investor protection.
Forum members agreed that self-regulation is critical to the Canadian capital markets and that investors are best served by one national SRO that has an operating model flexible enough to accommodate all categories of dealer and advisor registrants.
The Forum made its submission to the CSA today. Its recommendations are high-level, strategic, and practical; they focus on governance, policy, and operating efficiencies. The Forum also asserted that the SRO consolidation process needs to proceed as quickly as possible and that the considerable assets of both the current SROs should be leveraged to the fullest extent.
Forum members also issued a joint news release today. A joint (IIAC, IFIC, FMFD) webinar will be held on April 13. More information to come.
IIAC seeks nominations for the 2021 IIAC Top Under 40 Award
The IIAC Top Under 40 Award recognizes and celebrates the new generation of highly motivated and talented young professionals whose drive, dedication, personal and professional qualities and accomplishments have brought distinction to the investment/financial industry.
The caliber of past nominees and Award recipients has been truly excellent and portends a bright future for the securities industry. Their passion for the investment business and commitment to giving back is worthy of acclaim. We are calling on members of the public to put forth the names of outstanding individuals for consideration for this year’s Award. Submit your nomination by clicking HERE. Please note that nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm ET on June 4, 2021.
Information on the eligibility and selection criteria, and the nomination process, is available here.
Help us recognize the outstanding efforts of our industry’s younger generation. Be sure to submit your nomination by June 4.
Congratulations to Michael Dignam, President, Canadian Securities Processing Solutions, on his 40th Anniversary at Broadridge Financial Solutions
Michael joined ADP Brokerage Services 40 years ago, just as the Canadian business was starting up. He was involved from the outset in the digitalization of the industry, including implementations across the country. As President, Mike has presided over a tripling of growth of the Canadian business, greatly fueled by key acquisitions he initiated and championed. Please join us in congratulating Michael on his monumental achievements. We look forward to his future successes at Broadridge.
Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Delivers Final Report
The Taskforce submitted its final report to the Minister of Finance, which includes 74 policy recommendations. These recommendations are intended to modernize Ontario’s capital markets and drive innovation, competition and diversity.
The final report contains recommendations on improving regulatory structure to enhance governance; improving competitiveness through regulatory measures; ensuring a level playing field between large and small market players; improving the proxy system, corporate governance and the process of mergers and acquisitions; fostering innovation; and modernizing enforcement and enhancing investor protection.
The Modernization Taskforce has introduced a range of innovative remedies to improve the vitality of Ontario capital markets and strengthen the intermediation of capital from investors to small and large businesses. Through its recommendations, the Taskforce will reinforce the ongoing efforts of securities regulators in the province, and jurisdictions elsewhere, to streamline regulation and lower the regulatory burden, considering the significant bearing of Ontario markets in national markets and the multi jurisdictional nature of Canadian securities regulation. The outcome will be strengthened investor protections and confidence, and increased capital formation, in Ontario and across the country. The Taskforce has made a timely and effective contribution to the post-pandemic economic recovery.
The IIAC will thoroughly review the Report and provide a detailed commentary.
Joseph Bakish the 2020 IIAC Top Under 40 Award Winner
We’re thrilled to announce that Joseph Bakish, Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor at Richardson Wealth, is the 2020 winner of the IIAC Top Under 40 Award. Congratulations, Joseph!
Read the press release here.
We’d also like to congratulate our finalists Anna Hilberry, National Bank Financial Wealth Management, and Kate Murdoch, BMO Nesbitt Burns.
Thank you to our judges, and to our generous sponsor, Investment Executive/Finance et investissement.
Click here to read the congratulatory letter from Investment Executive/Finance et investissement.
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