OSC Announces Market Structure Advisory Committee Members for 2015 - 2017

For Immediate Release OSC

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the Market Structure Advisory Committee (MSAC) for the 2015 – 2017 term. 

The MSAC serves as a forum to discuss issues associated with market structure and marketplace operations in the Canadian markets.  The committee also provides OSC Staff with meaningful feedback regarding the development of policy and rule-making initiatives that promote investor protection, fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in those markets. 

“Given the pace of change in the marketplace, it is critically important that we continue to consult and receive feedback from industry,” said Susan Greenglass, Director, Market Regulation. “The Market Structure Advisory Committee is a source of valuable feedback and we look forward to benefitting from their experience and expertise.”

The MSAC will meet four or more times a year, with members serving two-year terms.  Effective November 1st, 2015, the MSAC members are:

Stephen Bain   RBC Capital Markets
Ricardo DaCosta IRESS Market Technology Canada
Deana Djurdjevic TMX Group
Craig Hurl Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Dan Kessous Chi-X Canada
Heather Killian CIBC World Markets
Patrick McEntyre National Bank Financial
Andrew O’Hara Tradebot Systems
David Panko TD Securities
Andreas Park University of Toronto
Cindy Petlock Aequitas NEO Exchange
Kelly Reynolds Hillsdale Investment Management
Vidis Vaiciunas Independent
Paul Whitehead BlackRock
Evan Young    Scotia Capital


The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at www.osc.ca



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