Seminars offer a closer look at the changing regulatory landscape, importance of information security, the role of proxy advisory firms and the evolving needs for corporate reporting.
Learn about at-the-market distributions (“ATMs”) in a brief information session designed for listed issuers. TSX staff along with legal and investment banking experts provide an overview and discuss ATMs as an alternative finance option.
- Ron Sedran, Canaccord Genuity
- Simon Romano, Stikeman Elliott LLP
- Julie Shin, Toronto Stock Exchange
Short Selling Seminar for Issuers
Learn about short selling in a brief information session designed for listed issuers. TSX equity trading staff along with buy-side and sell-side market participants will provide an overview of short selling, the rules governing short selling and a discussion on short selling strategies.
- Peter Haynes, Managing Director, Index Products, TD Securities Inc.
- Rizwan Awan, Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets
- Kevin Keagan, VP Head of Equity Trading, Mackenzie Investments
A Conversation with Proxy Advisory Firms
Proxy advisory firms play an important role in the equity markets. Their analysis of voting materials and voting recommendations help inform institutional investors' voting decisions. Each year, they update their proxy voting guidelines to reflect new developments. As you prepare for the upcoming proxy season, please join us for this interactive session that is co-presented by Toronto Stock Exchange and the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.
Areas of discussion:
- Updates to proxy voting guidelines
- Hot topics for the upcoming proxy season
- As an issuer, how to engage with proxy advisory firms
- Debra Sisti, Executive Director, Head of Canadian Research, Institutional Shareholder Services
- Zally Ahmadi, Manager, North America Proxy Research, Glass Lewis & Co.
In our information-based economy, companies house significant amounts of confidential and sensitive business, customer and stakeholder information, and proprietary organizational data. Companies are interconnected by technology systems and a potential breach may impact not just the victim organization, but its partners, clients and suppliers. TMX has very high standards and strict security policies in place for protecting systems and data against cyber-attacks and data breaches.
In order to help our clients learn more about protecting personal and business information, avoiding costly incidents, and complying with Information Security regulatory requirements, we are hosting a complimentary seminar lead by an industry expert, Rafael Etges, a senior security consultant. This seminar is geared towards companies that have informal/early stage cyber-security management programs. It will also benefit individuals seeking additional information on cyber-security threats and mitigation strategies.
Rafael Etges is a risk management and data security advisor with over 20 years of experience in Latin and North America, including 7 years directing the national security practice at TELUS Communications and 2 years leading the Toronto-based cybersecurity practice at Ernst & Young LLP. He is also a doctoral researcher focused on governance, risk and security management, as well as regulatory compliance. He has assisted numerous clients with cybersecurity governance and strategic direction, implementation of risk and security controls and benchmarking against industry standards.
Integrated Reporting Luncheon
A variety of stakeholders are pressing public companies for increased disclosure and transparency about their efforts around sustainability. This push for expanded disclosure is aligned with the movement towards Integrated Reporting, an evolving form of corporate reporting that brings together financial and non-financial reporting and allows an issuer to explain how its strategy, governance, performance and prospects lead to value creation.