2014-2015 was another year marking significant change in Canada’s capital markets and investment industry – an evolution that continues to re-define overall market structure and the services being offered to investors, along with the investor-advisor relationship itself.
It has also been a year of change for IIROC, with the Board appointing Andrew Kriegler as President and CEO after an extensive search and selection process managed by a special committee of IIROC Directors. The transition has been smooth thanks to the strong support and the depth of experience of the management team combined with Andrew’s extensive financial services background.
The Board is confident that Andrew, with his proven leadership skills, extensive expertise in risk management and commitment to investor protection, will be able to effectively advance IIROC’s role as a public interest regulator.
This is a pivotal time for the organization and the capital markets in Canada. With fiscal year 2015 marking the completion of our previous three-year strategic plan, we have undertaken the critical process to assess emerging trends and their impacts on all stakeholders, develop strategic directions and set priorities for the next three years.
The Board has been actively engaged in this process, providing input and supporting broader consultations to ensure that the views, perspectives and needs of our diverse stakeholders are taken into consideration.
On behalf of the Board, I want to thank members of the industry, investors, our regulatory partners and other stakeholders for contributing to this important strategic planning process, as well as continuing to provide valuable input to inform policy matters.
I am grateful to my colleagues on IIROC’s Board for contributing to the great stability and continuity of governance during these transformative times. I also want to acknowledge all IIROC staff who work tirelessly across the country to protect investors and ensure fair and orderly capital markets. These collective efforts help form the foundation for investor confidence and trust.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
M. Marianne Harris
Chair of the Board