IIAC Blog

November 29, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC’S 2023 LINEUP OF EVENTS

We are so excited to announce our line-up of IIAC events for 2023. We are returning with a bigger and better selection of educational and informative events!

Registration will be opening soon.

https://iiac.ca/wp-content/uploads/IIAC-2023-Upcoming-Event-Brochure-1.pdf

November 25, 2022 by Public Affairs

Real Time Market Data – A Quicker Read…

The IIAC is pleased to provide an executive summary of the Consultation Paper issued by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on access to Real-Time Market Data.

The deadline for comments is February 10, 2023.

November 15, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC Extends a Warm Welcome To Liz Ng

The IIAC is thrilled to announce that Liz Ng has joined us a Director, Legal.

Most recently, Liz was Senior Legal Counsel with Scotia / MD Financial Management (MD). Liz previously worked as In-House Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Sentry Investments. Liz has also worked in the Securities and Capital Markets Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

We are very happy to welcome Liz to the IIAC team.

October 20, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC Welcomes Industry Experts as Advisors

The IIAC is extremely pleased to welcome the following Advisors whose knowledge, experience and expertise will inform value driven insights and thought leadership on current and emerging issues impacting investors and markets:

Rick Annaert, former Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, Manulife

Jerry Beniuk, former Head of Global Fund Services, CIBC Mellon

Steve Donald, former Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, CI Financial Corp.

Kirby Gavelin, former Vice Chairman & Co-Head of Global Equity, RBC Capital Markets

Steve Geist, former Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head, CIBC Wealth
Management

Alan Hutton, former President and CEO of Fundserv Inc.

Thomas Kalafatis, Managing Partner, KalNes Capital Partners

Deborah Leckman, former Vice-President, Wealth Management, TD Bank Group; Vice-President, Equities, OMERS; Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)

Ryan Riordan, Professor & Distinguished Professor of Finance, Director of Research, Institute
for Sustainable Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

John See, former Executive Vice President, TD Direct Investing International

Jane Waechter, former Assistant General Counsel and Head of Litigation (Canada), RBC

September 30, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC Excellence in Leadership Awards

On October 27 we will celebrate the 2022 award winners and nominees:

IIAC Inclusive Leadership AwardCharles Martel, Managing Director and Region Head, Quebec Region, CIBC Private Wealth and CIBC Wood Gundy

IIAC Innovation Leadership AwardRobert Girard, Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, National Bank Direct Brokerage

IIAC Top Under 40 Award Nominees

Investment Industry Hall of Fame Inductees

Robert (Bob) Bertram, Former Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Tom Bradley, Chair and Co-Founder, Steadyhand Investment Funds; Former President and CEO, PH&N

Kim Shannon, Founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Sionna Investment Managers

July 27, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC provides analysis on total cost reportng for investment funds and segregated funds to the CSA and CCIR

The IIAC supports the objectives of meaningful cost disclosure for investors but does not believe that objective can be achieved through these initial proposals which may cause investor harm. The IIAC’s comments represent views from investment fund managers, investment dealers and insurance intermediaries. The investment dealer community which would be responsible for the majority of systems builds to produce the investor disclosures, has not been previously consulted by the CSA on the potential impact to their clients and their operations. Read our full letter, available here.

June 29, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC VOICES SUPPORT FOR A FRESH SRO

 

The IIAC encourages and supports CSA efforts to achieve a harmonious transition to a fresh SRO. The fresh SRO should be connected to evolving investor needs with minimal bureaucracy and disruption to the capital markets. A summary of our recommendations is found here. Our full submission is found here.

June 2, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC Extends a Warm Welcome to Christopher Climo

The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is thrilled to announce that Christopher Climo will be our Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining the IIAC, Chris has spent 37 years in the financial services industry, specializing in compliance and regulatory issues.

Most recently, Chris was Vice President & Global Head of Capital Markets Compliance and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at CIBC. While at CIBC, Chris was also a member of the Capital Markets Management Committee, the Capital Markets Operating Committee, the Capital Markets UK Executive Committee, and served on the Board of Directors of CIBC World Markets plc. During his time at CIBC he held the roles of CCO for both CIBC World Markets Inc. and CIBC as a CFTC Swap Dealer, and was Head of Compliance (SMF 16) for CIBC in the UK.  

Prior to this, Chris held senior compliance roles at TD including Vice President, Wholesale Banking Compliance & MD and Chief Compliance Officer of TD Securities, and Vice President, Wealth Management Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer at TD Waterhouse Canada.

Previously, Chris was Assistant Vice President & Treasurer at Prudential Bache Securities (Canada) Ltd.  

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and is a CPA and an FCSI.  

Chris’ many years of hands-on, real world industry experience is a tremendous benefit to all IIAC stakeholders.

May 18, 2022 by Public Affairs

IIAC Upcoming Events

WEBINAR: MARKET TRANSFORMATION AND THE FUTURE OF TRADING | Monday, September 12, 2022

WEBINAR: GREEN AND TRANSITION BOND TAXONOMY DEVELOPMENTS | Thursday, September 22, 2022

IN-PERSON EVENT: IIAC CATCH WITH THE FORCE OF WEALTHTECH CONFERENCE | Wednesday, September 28, 2022

WEBINAR: THEMATIC ETF INVESTMENTS | Monday, October 3, 2022

WEBINAR: CRFs – ENHANCED SUITABILITY: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN? | Wednesday, October 5, 2022

IN-PERSON EVENT: IIAC DEMYSTIFYING THE DIGITAL ASSET LANDSCAPE CONFERENCE | Monday, October 17, 2022

IN-PERSON EVENT: THE IIAC EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AWARDS TRIBUTE DINNER/HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY | Thursday, October 27, 2022

IN-PERSON EVENT: IIAC ESG AND TRANSITION BONDS CONFERENCE: ENTERING THE MAINSTREAM | Monday, November 7, 2022

WEBINAR: CFRs – KYC RISK ASSESSMENTS – LESS RISK HAS ITS RISKS TOO | Friday, November 18, 2022

A full list of our upcoming events is available here.

Looking forward to seeing you.

April 9, 2022 by Public Affairs

Call for Nomination: 2022 IIAC Top Under 40 Award

The 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 industry. Call for 2022 nominations closed on Friday, June 3, 2022.