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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
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.
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
SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News
For further information:
Vice President, Public Affairs