IIROC issues New Policy Priorities Update Report

Aug 27, 2013, 16:15 ET from Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) today published its Policy Priorities - Update Report which outlines significant market and dealer member initiatives that will be implemented and/or published for comment over the next 12 months.

"We are aware of the challenges in the current economic environment and the impact that rapid changes and global domestic developments are having on our stakeholders. We have developed this report to ensure that our policy agenda is fully transparent to our stakeholders and that market participants are aware of what is on the horizon and can plan and prepare appropriately," said IIROC President and Chief Executive Officer Susan Wolburgh Jenah.

Undertaking this policy prioritization exercise helps IIROC ensure it is focusing on the right issues and risks and striking an appropriate balance. IIROC will regularly review initiatives underway to determine what is necessary, can be phased in or deferred.

This Report will be updated on a quarterly basis and published on the IIROC website at: www.iiroc.ca.

IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.

IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.

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