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The EMDA celebrates its 10th anniversary this year – a decade of leading change in
Canada’s exempt market. The past year was our most successful year ever and the EMDA
has continued its rapid growth in membership, activity and most importantly, influence.
The strength of the EMDA is in its membership, and we have made huge strides in continuing
to enhance the value and benefits of that membership, with much more to come in 2013!
Let’s review some of the key accomplishments of 2012:
Launch of Exempt Market Update magazine as the leading information source in Canada’s
exempt market for updates on regulatory change, compliance practices and leading insights
into deal structures, issuers, financial, legal and accounting issues.
We have initiated the first of several in-depth EMDA education series, starting with three CFO
financial regulatory seminars, and hosted the first annual EMDA Exempt Market Conference
bringing together EMDs, issuers and regulators to discuss key issues in the exempt market.
The EMDA’s profile in regional, national and industry media has grown significantly with
regular coverage in Investment Executive, Advisor.ca, Proactive Investors and many
others. We have also announced a linkage with Investment Executive as a “Partner” and
focused on substantial growth in our social media channels and audience.
The EMDA was chosen as the exclusive partner of IFSE Institute (owned by the Investment
Funds Institute of Canada), to revise and update the content for the Exempt Market Products
(EMP) course. The EMP course is the only prescribed proficiency course focused on the
exempt market in Canada and is the foundation course for individuals seeking registration
as Dealing Representatives and Chief Compliance Officers of EMDs.
We have taken our advocacy messages to securities regulators across Canada through
numerous public and private meetings on dealer and issuer matters. The EMDA presented
to the entire Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) at their annual regulatory
conference and numerous provincial regulators have invited the EMDA to speak at
events and offer feedback and industry advice to regulators. The EMDA’s leading voice in
Canada’s exempt market was recognized by appointments to both the OSC Exempt Market
Advisory Committee and the OSC Registrant Advisory Committee.
The EMDA continues to build strength, enhance the value of membership and help connect
exempt market professionals from Coast to Coast. The EMDA is Canada’s national voice
for the exempt market.
3issues of new national magazine Exempt Market Update
23members of the EMDA Board of Directors from every region of Canada
10EMDA Founding Sponsors
online readers of
Exempt Market Update
10member networking events
3Town Hall meetings on regulatory change
2 Exempt Market Annual Conferences
3CFO financial regulatory seminars
winners of EMDA Awards
- Exempt Market Deals of the Year 7
18prominent media stories
visitors to EMDACanada.com
members of EMDA
Likes on EMDA
Facebook Page 26
followers of EMDA
Exempt Market Dealers
Association of Canada