IIAC Committees & Working Groups

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IIAC Committees and Working Groups are comprised of Member firm representatives and serve to:

    • Identify, advise and advocate for legislative, regulatory and policy issues
    • Share best practices
    • Develop resource and educational tools

 

Information regarding IIAC Committee and Working Group participation is available here.

Capital Markets

The Debt Markets Committee addresses issues pertaining to primary and secondary debt markets including trade desk activity.

Chair: David Duggan, National Bank Financial

IIAC Contact: Todd Evans (tevans@iiac.ca) and Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

 

This Committee represents issues pertaining to the trading and regulation of exchange-listed derivatives.

Chair: Laflèche Montreuil, Desjardins

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

The Equity Markets Committee addresses issues pertaining trade desk activity, exchanges and Alternative Trading Systems.

IIAC Contact: Todd Evans (tevans@iiac.ca)

The ESG Committee addresses issues pertaining to environmental, social and governance concerns in primary and secondary markets.

IIAC Contact: Todd Evans (tevans@iiac.ca)

This Committee represents issues pertaining to capital raising in the primary equity markets.

Chair: Chris Dale, National Bank

IIAC Contact: Todd Evans (tevans@iiac.ca) and Tim Currie (tcurrie@iiac.ca)

 

WORKING GROUPS

 

New Issues Handbook Working Group

Status: Active

IIAC Contact: Todd Evans (tevans@iiac.ca) and Tim Currie (tcurrie@iiac.ca)

 

Prospectus Exemptions Working Group

Status: Active

IIAC Contact: Todd Evans (tevans@iiac.ca) and Tim Currie (tcurrie@iiac.ca)

The Repo Committee addresses issues pertaining to repurchase agreement (repo) and securities lending markets such as collateral mobility and central clearing and netting.

Chair: Nicholas Chan, BMO Capital Markets

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

Wealth Management

The Insurance Committee addresses issues pertaining to insurance registrants providing wider retail wealth management including product and estate planning concerns.

Chair: Maria Santos, RBC

IIAC Contact: Adrian Walrath (awalrath@iiac.ca)

The Order Execution Only Committee represents issues pertaining to Do-It-Yourself Investors.

Chair: Mary Joyce Empensando, Questrade

IIAC Contact: Adrian Walrath (awalrath@iiac.ca)

The Private Client Committee addresses issues pertaining to retail wealth management provided through advisory and portfolio management services. 

Chair: Scott Sullivan, Edward Jones

IIAC Contact: Tim Currie (tcurrie@iiac.ca)

Operations

The Dealer Back-Office/ Operations Committee address back-office issues such as clearing and settlement, collateral determination and movement, account maintenance, trade processing, custody and other operational matters.

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

 

WORKING GROUPS

 

Registered Plans Working Group

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

 

CDIC Deposit Type Instrument Working Group

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

 

CDS Fee Model Working Group

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

 

IIROC Margining/Capital Requirements Working Group

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

The Technology Steering Committee seeks to increase the knowledge and awareness of the broad FinTech landscape, amongst all stakeholders, in front, middle office and back office functions. It also provides a forum for thought leadership on emerging technologies.

Chair: Scott MacKenzie, Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC

IIAC Contact: Adrian Walrath (awalrath@iiac.ca)

The Independent Dealers/ Introducing Firms Committee provides a peer network for input on legislative and regulatory requirements to ensure that issues such as scale and proportionality are appropriately considered.

Chair: Jim Dale, Leede Jones Gable Inc.

IIAC Contact: Tim Currie (tcurrie@iiac.ca)

The Market Data Committee addresses issues pertaining to market data services and products. It works with vendors, marketplaces and regulators.

Chair: Manon Amyot-Lake, BMO

IIAC Contact: Adrian Walrath (awalrath@iiac.ca)

Tax Reporting

The Canadian Tax Reporting Committee addresses issues pertaining to federal and provincial tax reporting.

Chair: Tracy Yake-Meurs, TD Wealth

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

 

WORKING GROUPS

 

Tax Reporting Committee Spreadsheet Working Group

IIAC Contact: Jack Rando (jrando@iiac.ca)

 

Revenu Quebec Tax Reporting Working Group

Chair: Lorraine Dion, National Bank Financial

IIAC Contact: Francesco Miele (fmiele@iiac.ca)

 

Revenu Quebec Unclaimed Property Working Group

Status: Active

IIAC Contact: Francesco Miele (fmiele@iiac.ca)

The U.S. Tax Committee addresses issues pertaining to U.S. tax withholding and reporting requirements.

IIAC Contact: Adrian Walrath (awalrath@iiac.ca)

 

WORKING GROUPS

 

Section 871(m) Working Group

IIAC Contact: Adrian Walrath (awalrath@iiac.ca)

The Global Tax Reporting Committee addresses issues pertaining to global tax withholding and reporting requirements to comply with international tax regimes, including the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), FATCA, and other OECD initiatives.

IIAC Contact: Adrian Walrath (awalrath@iiac.ca)