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Quebec AMF to revoke derivatives blanket exemption decision effective September 5, 2015
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 1 2015

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec's financial services regulator, issued an important decision yesterday which provides

Derivatives investments for pension plans: FSCO guidance note
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 28 2015

The past few months have brought significant announcements regarding changes to the investment rules affecting pension plans, including, most

CFTC sues respondents, including lawyer, for single stock futures pre-arranged trading to pass money
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2015

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued four defendants, including a Canadian law firm and a lawyer, in a federal court in Illinois for

Canadian Securities Administrators publish Consultation Paper 92-401 - Derivatives Trading Facilities
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2015

On January 29, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") Derivatives Committee published for comment Consultation Paper 92-401 -

B.C. increases access to private placements for institutional investors
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • March 30 2015

By an instrument effective March 23, 2015, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) removed barriers to participation by institutional

B.C. issues blanket order for MI 51-105 and NI 33-105 exemptions
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 27 2015

The British Columbia Securities Commission published a blanket order, B.C. Instrument 51-512 Certain Private Placements, on March 23, 2015 which

Sound practices: final guideline released for federally regulated financial institutions
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 25 2015

On January 30 2015 the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) published the final version of Guideline B-7 - Derivatives Sound

Mandatory central counterparty clearing of OTC derivatives in Canada
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 12 2015

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has proposed mandatory central counterparty clearing of certain standardized over-the-counter (OTC

Federal financial institutions legislative and regulatory reporter - March 11, 2015
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 11 2015

The Reporter provides a monthly summary of significant international and Canadian federal legislative and regulatory developments of relevance to

Time to make it clear, part II: the CSA publishes notice and request for comments on proposed rules for mandatory central counterparty clearing of OTC derivatives
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2015

On December 19, 2013, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") Over-the-Counter Derivatives Committee published CSA Staff Notice 91-103 -