TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has issued its new Strategic Plan for the period 2012 - 2015.
"This Plan will guide IIROC's efforts to strengthen investor protection and stakeholder confidence in the integrity, fairness and competitiveness of Canada's capital markets in a rapidly evolving environment," said Susan Wolburgh Jenah, IIROC President and Chief Executive Officer.
IIROC developed its first Strategic Plan in 2008, which served as a foundation for the organization's strategic priorities and operational activity for the past four years. Following a comprehensive review, IIROC has updated, streamlined and reformulated the 2008 - 2012 Plan and expanded the number of strategic goals from five to seven.
IIROC's Strategic Plan for 2012 - 2015 is posted on IIROC's website. Consistent with past practice, an annual Scorecard reporting IIROC's progress in achieving its strategic goals over the past year will be included in IIROC's Annual Report to be published and posted online this September.
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
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