IIROC announces appointment to senior management team

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is pleased to announce that Wendy Rudd will join IIROC as Senior Vice President, Market Regulation and Policy, effective November 8, 2011.

"Wendy brings a wealth of market regulation knowledge and practical experience to IIROC.  She will be an invaluable addition to IIROC's senior management team," said Susan Wolburgh Jenah, IIROC's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Rudd's extensive industry experience includes her role as Chief Executive Officer at TriAct Canada Marketplace and senior management roles in business development and equity trading at ITG Canada, CIBC World Markets and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ms. Rudd served on the IIROC Board of Directors from 2008 to 2009 and was most recently a Partner at Capco, a capital markets consultancy firm.

With this appointment, direct oversight of all aspects of IIROC's market regulation program will rest with Ms. Rudd. Paul Riccardi's Senior Vice President responsibilities continue to include Enforcement, Dealer Member Policy and Registration. Rosemary Chan continues her Senior Vice President role as IIROC General Counsel and assumes responsibility for Business Conduct and Financial and Operations Compliance.

"This balanced allocation of responsibilities at a senior management level will allow us to more effectively deliver on our mandate to strengthen market integrity and build confidence in Canada's capital markets in a period of rapid change," Ms. Wolburgh Jenah said.

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:

David Thomas
Director, Public Affairs
          Lucy Becker
Vice President, Public Affairs


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