The EMDA is undertaking a review of the
Exempt Market Product Exam administered by
the IFSE Institute (EMP Exam) and we want your
input. The purpose of the review is to evaluate
how successful the EMP Exam has been in
meeting the needs of exempt market dealer
professionals across Canada.
The EMDA review will gather feedback from
individuals who have taken the EMP Exam and
seek input from prep course providers, various
Canadian securities regulatory authorities
and other interested persons. We welcome
your feedback and your ideas for how the
EMP Exam could be updated and made more
relevant to today’s exempt market.
For more information about the EMDA
Review of the EMP Exam, or to share your
comments and views with the EMDA, please
contact us at email@example.com.
The EMDA is proud to announce
that it will be offering a specially tailored
course for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
and quarterly meetings for EMDA CFOs
in the Fall of 2012.
The course is sponsored by MNP
LLP an EMDA Founding Sponsor
and chartered accounting firm. The
program content will be developed
by Sean Du Plessis, CA and National
IFRS Lead Partner at MNP LLP, with
support from Stephen Warden, CA,
CMC, an EMDA board member and well
known securities industry financial and
regulatory reporting specialist.
Sean Du Plessis of MNP LLP
says, “We are proud to be part of this
exciting and valuable course that is long
overdue. We look forward to establishing
a curriculum with input from CFOs of
EMDs and Canadian securities regulators
so it is practical and useful to the industry.
We believe a certificate is important and
should recognize the work completed by
EMD CFOs at this special course.”
Stephen Warden of parker simone
LLP noted, “We look forward to holding
regular conference calls with EMDA
CFOs following the course and to form a
working financial advisory committee to
discuss common issues and concerns.
We can discuss matters common among
EMD CFOs, seek input from the regulators
or have regulators request input from our
working group. A win for everyone!”
For anyone interested in participating
or providing suitable topics for this
special EMDA CFO course, please e-mail
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MNP LLP is one of the largest
chartered accountancy and business
consulting firms in Canada. For more than
65 years, MNP has been proudly delivering
client-focused solutions to mid-market
public and private companies. Through
our full suite of assurance, taxation and
business consulting services, MNP
provides personalized strategies and a
local perspective to help clients succeed.
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Exempt Market Product Exam
Certificate Course and Quarterly Meetings
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