IIROC issues Policy Priorities Update Report

Committed to Transparency

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2014 /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.

This is the second Update Report that IIROC has published as part of its commitment to ensuring that it is transparent about its policy agenda.  This Report provides stakeholders with an overview of upcoming policy priorities and assists market participants so they can plan and prepare for implementation appropriately.

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.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

For further information:

Lucy Becker
Vice President, Public Affairs
416 943-5870
lbecker@iiroc.ca

Karen Archer
Senior Media & Public Affairs Specialist
416 865-3046
karcher@iiroc.ca