Welcome to our Fall 2014 edition of Private Capital
Markets the national magazine of the Private Capital Markets
Association of Canada.
Our latest edition is once again full of the in-depth articles
on key regulatory issues, compliance challenges and business
opportunities that have become our hallmark. We are proud to
maintain our reputation for quality, depth and insight. We expect
you’ll notice one key change in our coverage this time, a renewed
desire to bring you more insights into market opportunities,
technologies and business practices that will help you build and
grow your business. As an Association, we succeed when our
Members succeed, and our Members and readers continue to tell
us that the Private Capital Markets magazine is their best source
for serious industry analysis, context and dialogue.
We are also proud to release our magazine on a leading edge
digital publishing platform that will transform how we read and
share private capital markets news. Bringing together every article
from previous editions, and all of our new content, you can now
access a searchable library of sophisticated industry analysis and
advice – wherever you are, and whenever you need it.
As you know, the PCMA is committed to building educational
infrastructure and resources that are missing in our private capital
markets. This includes creating better opportunities to access our
deep pool of capital raising professionals, exempt market dealers,
issuers, and experts in regulatory compliance, finance and legal
services. We hope our new digital publishing platform helps inform
private capital professionals across Canada through an enhanced
ability to read, highlight, send, search, and share articles online
and through social media. Our success as an industry depends
on our professionalism and sharing our best practices across our
network of diverse professionals - we hope this new magazine
platform will enable a richer dialogue across our industry.
Please share this magazine and the articles you are most
interested in with your colleagues and contacts – if they aren’t part
of our discussion yet, invite them in.
Member Feedback – we welcome your ideas
I invite you to take part in our online PCMA Member Survey to
share your feedback on how we are doing, what we can improve,
The value of your membership in the PCMA stems from our
ability to provide useful tools to help build your businesses and it
also comes from the leadership we bring to the important issues
facing our private capital markets.
Your voice is essential to helping us improve the PCMA.
Please take a few minutes to share your ideas, your concerns,
and your advice on how we should build the PCMA for the road
ahead. You can find the PCMA 2014 Members Survey here: http://
2014 Annual General Meeting of Members
On December 4, 2014 we will be holding our annual
membership meeting and we invite all members to attend and
participate. This will be an opportunity for an open discussion
on our accomplishments and goals, our recent audited financial
results, and most importantly, to participate in the election
of members of our national Board of Directors. As an industry
leader we believe in transparent governance, accountability
to our members, and continually providing opportunities for
change, renewal and growth.
Our commitment to an open and transparent call for
nominations this year, brought in many impressive new candidates
for our national Board of Directors, our regional Chapters and
our industry committees. I am proud to see such an impressive
roster of industry leaders from across Canada stepping up to
lead the PCMA, and offering their skill and effort to help take us
in new directions.
The 2014 PCMA Annual General Meeting materials have
been sent to all members, and are also available on our website
FROM THE EDITOR
Private Capital Markets
Private Capital Markets Association of Canada