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OSC - IIROC Market Structure Conference, November 21, 2013

The Canadian Equity Market: Structural Challenges Amidst Rapid Change

TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) invite you to a joint conference on November 21, 2013, which will examine the structural challenges facing the Canadian equity markets amidst rapid change.

The event will feature OSC Chair & CEO Howard I. Wetston, Q.C., and IIROC President & CEO Susan Wolburgh Jenah in an interactive question and answer session on the regulatory challenges in the Canadian market.  This session will be moderated by BNN’s Howard Green.

Other highlights include: 
     •    Presentation on the need to examine the regulatory framework in an ever-changing landscape;
     •    Update on IIROC’s HFT (Phase III) & Dark Liquidity impact studies; 
     •    Expert-led panels on the competitive landscape in North America, trading and data fees, new marketplaces and recent  developments impacting market quality. 

What: The Canadian Equity Market: Structural Challenges Amidst Rapid Change
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013
            8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto Board of Trade
            77 Adelaide Street West,
            Toronto, Ontario


Members of the media are asked to register in advance as space is limited. Please contact or to reserve your spot.

The OSC is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing Ontario's capital markets. The OSC administers and enforces Ontario's securities and commodity futures laws. Its mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets.

IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.