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IIROC hosts Investor Forum on "Trading on Canada's Equity Marketplaces"

TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is holding an Investor Forum to help investors understand how significant changes in market structure, as well as the speed and volume of trading in today's marketplace, can impact their equity trading activities in a multiple marketplace environment.

Technology and strategic innovations have transformed trading on Canadian equity marketplaces.  Today, Canadian investors can trade equity securities on nine different electronic trading platforms, comprised of three Exchanges and six Alternative Trading Systems (ATSs).  These diverse electronic marketplaces provide investors with more choice, increased liquidity and lower costs.

These changes in market structure have also resulted in a more complex trading environment and new trading dynamics which have significantly affected the way in which orders are executed.  In this increasingly fast paced environment the choice of order type used can significantly impact the quality of execution.

Regulators and investment dealers are responding to these changes in the marketplace. Learn more about how changes in market structure, trading practices and trading rules can impact your trading.  The program will be of interest to investors who trade through discount brokerages ( "order execution only" ) or with the assistance of an advisor at an IIROC-regulated firm.

Join us at IIROC's Investor Forum on "Trading on Canada's Equity Marketplaces" at The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario on May 30, 4:15 pm until 5:30 pm.

Program

  • Introductory Remarks from IIROC CEO and President Susan Wolburgh Jenah
  • "Canada's Changing Equity Markets: an Overview",  presented by Wendy Rudd, Partner, Capco
  • Trading: Rules That Protect Investors, presented by IIROC Vice President, Market Surveillance, Mike Prior
  • Trading: Your Responsibilities as an Investor, presented by IIROC Senior Vice President, Enforcement, Policy and Registration, Paul Riccardi
  • Trading: Selecting the Right Order Type in today's Multiple Marketplace Environment, presented by Kevin McCoy, IIROC Senior Policy Analyst
  • Question and Answer Session

At the forum IIROC will also launch a new web-based online learning program for investors: "IIROC's Guide to Trading on Equity Markets".

There is no charge to attend but space is limited so please register early by clicking on the following link.

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:

Connie Craddock
Vice President, Public Affairs
416.943.5870
ccraddock@iiroc.ca


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