Presentation on theme: "Laurie Cook Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Marc Flynn VP Regulatory Relations and Credentialing Canadian Securities Institute (Moodys Analytics) ARM."— Presentation transcript:
Laurie Cook Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Marc Flynn VP Regulatory Relations and Credentialing Canadian Securities Institute (Moodys Analytics) ARM 2014 ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE March 2014
Canadian Registration Panel 2 Agenda A.Overview of the Canadian Regulatory Framework B.Registration Categories and Rules C.IIROC Registration, Rules and Proficiency Requirements D.Proposed Reforms Currently Under Review
Canadian Registration Panel 3 A. Overview of the Canadian Regulatory Environment Securities regulations = provincial and territorial competence 10 provinces and 3 territories Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) regroups all Commissions SRO: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) = FINRA SRO: Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA)
Canadian Registration Panel 4 National Federal Regulator – Is it On The Horizon? Challenge of existing framework Hurdle: Constitutional division of powers Recent Supreme Court decision Ontario and BC Proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator (CCRM) Target launch date: July 2015 More hurdles: Other provinces, another court challenge (Quebec)
Canadian Registration Panel 5 B.To Register or Not To Register – That Is The Question Concerning Canada National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations governs all registration related matters in Canada. A harmonized rule that applies in all Canadian jurisdictions (with some carve-outs)
Canadian Registration Panel 6 Exemptions From Registration International Dealer International Adviser Non-Resident Investment Fund Manager (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador)
Canadian Registration Panel 7 International Exemptions Must operate within the limitations of the exemption You must have an agent and address for service in each province where you operate You will pay fees in Ontario and Saskatchewan You must file a notice with the requisite regulator each year
Canadian Registration Panel 8 Exemptions From Registration Important concepts to consider when deciding whether to use an exemption: Foreign security Canadian Permitted client
Canadian Registration Panel 9 The International Dealer Exemption The Company must have its head office in a non-Canadian (foreign) jurisdiction The Company must be registered or operating under an exemption from registration in the foreign jurisdiction
Canadian Registration Panel 10 What Activities Is An International Dealer Allowed To Engage In? a)an activity, other than a sale of a security, reasonably necessary to facilitate a distribution of securities offered in a foreign jurisdiction; b)a trade in a foreign debt security where no prospectus has been filed; c)a trade in a foreign debt security other than during the securitys distribution; d)a trade in a foreign security unless the trade is made during the securitys distribution and a prospectus has been filed in Canada; e)a trade in a foreign security with an investment dealer; f)a trade in any security with an investment dealer acting as principal.
Canadian Registration Panel 11 The International Dealer Exemption Is Not Available Unless a.the Companys head office is in a foreign jurisdiction b.the Company is registered or exempt from registration c.the Company engages in the business of a dealer d.the Company is acting as principal or as agent for i.the issuer of the securities, ii.a permitted client, or iii.a person or company that is not a resident of Canada; e.the Company has filed the requisite Notice with the local regulator
Canadian Registration Panel 12 The International Dealer Exemption is not available unless f. one of the following applies: i.the Canadian permitted client is registered as an adviser or dealer; or ii.the Company has notified the Canadian permitted client of all of the following: the Company is not registered in the local jurisdiction the head office is located in a foreign jurisdiction; all or substantially all of the assets of the Company are situated outside of Canada; there may be difficulty enforcing legal rights against the Company; the name and address of the agent for service of process of the Company in the local jurisdiction.
Canadian Registration Panel 13 The International Adviser Exemption a)the advisers head office is in a foreign jurisdiction; b)the adviser is registered in the foreign jurisdiction; c)the adviser engages in the business of an adviser; d)not more than 10% of the consolidated gross revenue of the adviser and its affiliates was derived from advising activities in Canada; e)the adviser must notify the Canadian permitted client, before providing any advice: that the adviser is not registered in the local jurisdiction; where the advisers head office is located; that all or most of the advisers assets may be situated outside of Canada; there may be difficulty enforcing legal rights against the adviser; the name and address of the advisers agent for service. f)the adviser has filed the requisite Notice with the local regulator.
Canadian Registration Panel 14 Non-Resident Investment Fund Manager A.In Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador Are you acting as an IFM? Are you distributing funds in any of these jurisdictions? Then registration is required unless All of the security holders are permitted clients, then an exemption is available Need to make a Notice filing with the requisite securities regulatory authority B.Other Canadian jurisdictions Only need to register in these 10 jurisdictions if you are acting as an IFM from a location inside these jurisdictions
Canadian Registration Panel 15 I cant Use The International Adviser Or International Dealer Or Investment Fund Manager Exemptions – Now What? Registration Requirements Proficiency Integrity Solvency
Canadian Registration Panel 16 Registration Provincial/territorial securities commissions are responsible for registration of all categories of registration except investment dealers Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has been delegated registration authority for investment dealers
Canadian Registration Panel 17 Passport System What is the passport system? Principal regulator Non-principal regulators How is the principal regulator determined?
Canadian Registration Panel 18 Steps Enroll on NRD (Forms 1 and 3) Prepare the Application for registration (Form 33-109F6) Apply for registration of individuals via NRD (Form 33-109F4)
Canadian Registration Panel 19 Dealer Categories 1.Investment dealer 2.Mutual fund dealer 3.Scholarship plan dealer 4.Exempt market dealer 5.Restricted dealer
Canadian Registration Panel 21 Investment Fund Manager Category 8. Investment Fund Manager
Canadian Registration Panel 22 Categories of Individual Registration 1.Dealing representative 2.Advising representative 3.Associate advising representative 4.Ultimate designated person 5.Chief compliance officer
Canadian Registration Panel 23 Category of Individual Approval 1.Permitted individual
Canadian Registration Panel 24 Other Registration Related Rules National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information (NI 33-109) National Instrument 31-102 National Registration Database (NI 31-102) Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System (MI 11-102) National Policy 11-204 Process for Registration in Multiple Jurisdictions (NP 11-204)
Canadian Registration Panel 25 C.IIROC – Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Delegated powers of registration and supervision of all securities dealers and their registrants 200 member firms, 28,000 registrants Member and Market Regulation and Oversight Use National Registration Database (NRD) and provide Advisor Report (= BrokerCheck) Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) = SIFMA CSI handles all exams for IIROC
Canadian Registration Panel 26 IIROC – Approved Person Categories StandardRetailInstitutionalDiscretio- nary Options or Futures Reg. Rep Inv. Rep Trader Supervisor Executive CFO, CCO
Canadian Registration Panel 27 IIROC – Proficiency Requirements Set out in IIROC Rule 2900 All approved persons categories have course requirements Registered Rep (retail) (also known as Investment Advisor) requirements: 2 courses (9 exam-hours) 90-day internship Additional course (6 exam-hours) within 30 months of registration. On-going CE requirement. Options and futures licensing requires additional courses. Discretionary Management also required additional courses American RRs can take New Entrants Course (3 exam-hours) to be registered in Canada. Canadians can top-up with Series 37/38 in the US.
Canadian Registration Panel 28 IIROC Proficiency Education and Exams in Canada Course and exam development and administration provided exclusively Canadian Securities Institute for over 40 years. Contractual agreement with IIROC. All candidates must enrol in CSI courses which includes exams. Focus on education rather than test-prep. CSIs role: Assist IIROC in updating proficiency standards Develop and maintain course quality Ensure and administer exams in dedicated centers throughout Canada and internationally Provide effective customer service and record-keeping CSI also offers post-licensing courses and credentials for all financial services verticals
Canadian Registration Panel 29 IIROC – Recent Reforms Client Relationship Model Phase 1 : Relationship disclosure, conflicts of interest disclosure and enhanced suitability Phase 2: Account performance and account fee/charge reporting Phase 1: In force, gradual implementation Phase 2: Expect to be adopted by Summer 2014 Use of Titles and Designations Plain Language Project
Canadian Registration Panel 30 D.Proposed Reforms Under Review Concept of Fiduciary Duty Derivatives OTC Registration Women on Boards Changes to the Accredited Investor and Minimum Investment Amount Prospectus Exemptions
Canadian Registration Panel 31 THANK YOU!! For further information, please contact: Laurie J. CookMarc Flynn PartnerSenior Director-Regulatory Relations and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Credentialing : (416) 367-6611Canadian Securities Institute ( Moodys Analytics) : firstname.lastname@example.org : (514) 840-8706 : email@example.com