CSA launches roundtable on proposed derivatives business conduct rule

Panelists include in-house lawyers from banks and regulators

CSA launches roundtable on proposed derivatives business conduct rule

The Canadian Securities Administrators has announced that it will host a virtual roundtable on the proposed derivatives business conduct rule – the CSA's next step towards modernizing the regulatory framework for the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market in Canada.

Scheduled for September 28, the roundtable will include expert panels exploring a number of regulatory, implementation and compliance issues related to the CSA's plan to adopt a final rule in the upcoming year. The CSA will also provide a status update on other OTC derivatives rules.

The roundtable panelists are:

Industry Panel 

  • Gregory Aronson, senior counsel, derivatives, TD Bank Group
  • Élodie Fleury, managing director, regulatory change management, business transformation and governance – financial markets, National Bank of Canada
  • Melissa Ghislanzoni, general counsel, Portfolio Management Association of Canada  
  • Emily O'Donohue, director and associate general counsel, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan  

Regulatory Panel 

  • Alison Beer, senior legal counsel, derivatives, Ontario Securities Commission 
  • Michael Brady, deputy director, British Columbia Securities Commission 
  • Janice Cherniak, senior legal counsel, Alberta Securities Commission 
  • Debra Foubert, director, compliance and registrant regulation branch, Ontario Securities Commission 
  • Tammy Wong, associate director, OTC Derivatives, National Futures Association  

The panels will be moderated by Kevin Fine, director, derivatives at the Ontario Securities Commission, and Dominique Martin, director, oversight of trading activities at Autorité des marchés financiers. Attendees will have an opportunity to direct questions to the panels.

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