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.