and dynamic speakers who challenged our assumptions
about regulation, industry, investors and asset allocation.
We also celebrated the success stories of the exempt market
through our 2nd Annual EMDA Deals of the Year Awards. For 2014,
our annual conference will put a ‘Spotlight on the Private Capital
Markets’ and the significant market and regulatory opportunities
we now have across the country – some already in place and
others finally on the horizon.
In the year ahead we remain focussed on building the
educational infrastructure to help EMDs, dealing representatives
and issuers succeed in their business while demonstrating the
highest standards of business conduct. We continue to hear from
our members that there are too few resources available to learn
about the private capital markets and how to successfully operate
as dealers and issuers in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.
This is our challenge – and and 2014 will be a turning point.
Ontario and the Offering Memorandum
The PCMA has been leading the a determined advocacy
campaign for several years to bring the Offering Memorandum
to Ontario. While we are not yet at the finish line, it is finally in
sight. We have several articles that discuss the proposals and the
challenges they raise, but lets also take a moment to cautiously
enjoy this this huge accomplishment and remind ourselves
what a difference PCMA’s voice makes. The OM Exemption
will have a positive effect on Ontario’s economic growth, it will
increase the market opportunities for issuers and dealers across
Canada, and most importantly, improve the investment options
for Ontario investors. The PCMA is proud to have been out front
driving change in such a bold and constructive way – this kind of
leadership is what our members expect from the PCMA, and it’s
what we continue to deliver.
This latest edition of the PCMA industry magazine Private
Capital Markets is another comprehensive edition because depth
and substance are what our readers and members continue to ask
for - they are the hallmark of the association you’ve asked us to be.
To contribute comments or articles, to suggest content for
upcoming editions, or to inquire about advertising or membership
in the PCMA, please visit our website at www.pcmacanada.com.
You can also contact me directly at geoffrey.ritchie@pcmacanada.
com or toll free at 1.877.363.3632.
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June 2, 2014 | The Toronto Region Board of Trade | 77 Adelaide St W., Toronto, ON | Register online at www.pcmacanada.com
Spotlight on the Private Capital Markets & Capital Raising Opportunities
Join us for this annual industry event. The leading private capital markets professionals will discuss key
issues and opportunities in raising capital in the private capital markets. Attendees will include entrepreneurs,
exempt market dealers and issuers, legal, accounting, compliance, private equity, venture capital, investment
professionals and key regulators.
The event will culminate with the presentation of the 2014 PCMA Awards – Private Capital Markets Deals of the
Year - our national industry awards for the private capital deals across Canada. These first industry awards for
Exempt Market Dealers and Issuers encourage best practices, high standards of conduct and recognize private
capital markets business leaders who are helping build a vibrant and successful private capital market in Canada.
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Private Capital Markets Conference
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