December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays from CIRI


CIRI wishes you peace and joy over the holiday season and much success in 2013.

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... Congratulations to Ann Wilkinson, Colossus Minerals Inc. - the lucky winner of the Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones.
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2013 Executive Compensation Principles

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) - December 17, 2012

The 2013 Executive Compensation Principles provides the latest CCGG thoughts on designing an effective executive compensation program.

Twenty-five Leading IROs from the Last Quarter Century

Inside Investor Relations - December 17, 2012

Janet Dignan hears from 25 IROs who have helped lead the profession from obscurity to center stage over the last quarter century.

HFT Now 22% of Volume in Canada

Traders Magazine - December 13, 2012

One-fifth of all Canadian share volume is high-frequency trading, says the nation's biggest regulator. And such traders produce 94 percent of all order message traffic and account for 36 percent of all volume in U.S. inter-listed securities, according to a study by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

The HOT Study: Phases I and II of IIROC?s Study of High Frequency Trading Activity on Canadian Equity Marketplaces

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - December 12, 2012

IIROC has initiated a comprehensive and objective study of certain types of trading activity in Canadian equity markets using its database of confidential regulatory market data, consisting of all orders and trades executed on Canadian equity markets (the "HFT Study"). The HFT Study consists of three phases. IIROC is publishing herein the results of Phases I and II (the "HOT Study").

Securities in Brief - New Rules for Delivery of Proxy Materials

Norton Rose LLP - December 12, 2012

On November 29, 2012 the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) adopted amendments to National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer, National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and certain related forms and policies (the Amendments).

IIROC Study Sheds Light on High-Frequency Trading

Investment Executive - December 12, 2018

High order-to-trade traders are responsible for a high number of orders, compared to the number of trades they actually complete.

Notice-and-Access Related Amendments to National Instruments 54-101 and 51-102

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP - December 11, 2012

On November 29, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") announced the adoption of amendments to National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer ("NI 54-101") and National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (together, the "Amendments") that modernize and enhance communication between reporting issuers and their shareholders by allowing greater use of the internet for delivering proxy-related materials.

2013 Proxy Voting Guidelines Issued by Glass Lewis and ISS

Davis LLP - December 10, 2012

The two largest proxy advisory firms in North America, Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis") and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") have recently released Canadian guidelines for the 2013 proxy season. The guidelines come into effect for shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2013.

SEC Urged to Update Fair Disclosure

Bloomberg - December 7, 2012

Twelve-year-old regs don't take into account social media.

IIROC Amends Rules Regarding Trade Matching

Stikeman Elliott LLP - December 7, 2012

The OSC yesterday announced the approval of amendments to IIROC's Dealer Member Rules that are intended to promote compliant trade matching practices and eliminate the sending of duplicative trade related correspondence to clients.

Proxy Advisers Pressed for More Transparency

CFO - December 6, 2012

Proxy advisory firms are being pressed for more information by companies, governance experts and investors about how they come up with their shareholder recommendations.

High-Speed Traders Profit at Expense of Ordinary Investors, a Study Says

The New York Times - December 3, 2012

A top government economist has concluded that the high-speed trading firms that have come to dominate the nation?s financial markets are taking significant profits from traditional investors.

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