Who We Are

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Who We Are

The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is the leading national association representing 117 investment dealers who comprise the vast majority of the financial services provided to Canadian retail and institutional investors.

Our members distribute a variety of securities such as mutual funds and other managed equity and fixed income funds and provide a diverse array of portfolio management, advisory and non- advisory services. Several of our members also have MFDA regulated mutual fund dealers.

Our members trade in debt and equity on all Canadian marketplaces, provide carrying broker services and underwrite issuers in public and private markets. They operate in Canadian and global capital markets.

The IIAC represents dealers of every size and type such as Canadian bank owned dealers, independent and foreign dealers. Through active committee work, government submissions and relations, meetings, media and thought leadership, we are a strong voice for the issues that matter. We also work with domestic and international exchanges, market intermediaries, government bodies and representatives, educational institutions, regulatory bodies, and other professional associations.

The IIAC also provides:

  1. A forum for industry stakeholders to come together to discuss and address current and emerging issues impacting efficient, informed, and compliant markets and its investors.
  2. Education and continuing education conferences and seminars.
  3. Industry data, tools, templates, surveys, and practices resources.

The IIAC maintains offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

The IIAC is a member of the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA).

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