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March 5, 2019

Media Advisory – Call for Entires: 2019 PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism

First-place winner will receive $5,000, second place $3,000, and third place $2,000 TORONTO, ON, March 5, 2019 – The PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism celebrates and recognizes thoughtful and quality writing that educates investors by fostering a better … Continue reading

November 14, 2018

PMAC Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Toronto, ON – November 14th 2018 – The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2018-2019. The slate of Directors was elected at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto earlier today. … Continue reading

May 17, 2018

2018 PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism Winners Announced

The Globe and Mail’s Tamsin McMahon and Tim Kiladze take top honours for “The real estate investors who bet on a boom—and lost” Andrew Willis for The Globe and Mail and Gordon Hoekstra for The Vancouver Sun receive second and third … Continue reading

March 20, 2018

PMAC applauds the release of the OSC’s Seniors Strategy

TORONTO, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ – The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) applauds the release of the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) Seniors Strategy. The Seniors Strategy represents a welcome effort by the OSC to assist in the development of … Continue reading

February 21, 2018

Call for Entries: 2018 Journalism Award

Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism 2018 Call for Entries Prix d’excellence en journalisme économique et financier de l’AGPC Appel à candidatures pour 2018 First-place winner will receive $5,000, second place $3,000 and third place $2,000 Key Dates: Entries Close: March 31st, … Continue reading

May 11, 2017

2017 PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism Winners Announced

The Globe and Mail’s Tim Kiladze takes top honours for “The $1.3-billion fraud Bay Street forgot” Advisor.ca’s Melissa Shin and David Aston of MoneySense receive second and third prizes respectively TORONTO, ON, May 11, 2017 –The Globe and Mail’s Tim Kiladze, … Continue reading

January 10, 2017

PMAC Supports the CSA’s Consultation on Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions

Toronto, ON – January 10, 2017 – The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) applauds the CSA for taking a bold step forward in its release of CSA Consultation Paper 81-408 – Consultation on the Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions … Continue reading

November 17, 2016

PMAC Announces Board of Directors 2016-2017

Toronto, ON – November 17, 2016 – The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2016-2017. The slate of Directors was elected at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto on November … Continue reading

September 27, 2016

Portfolio Managers Already Offer Best Investor Protection Through Fiduciary Duty

INVESTMENT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS KEEPING THE BAR AT HIGHEST LEVEL FOR ITS CLIENTS TORONTO, September 27, 2016 — Today, the Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) (www.portfoliomanagement.org) released its comments on the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) Consultation Paper to Enhance … Continue reading

May 26, 2016

2016 PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism Winners Announced

Morningstar’s Rudy Luukko and Globe and Mail’s Rob Carrick and Ian McGugan take Top Honours for Insightful Editorial Content that Improves Investment Literacy TORONTO, ON, May 26, 2016 – The exceptional insight and writing talents of three Canadian financial print … Continue reading

February 17, 2016

Media Advisory – Call for Entries for 2016 PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism

Calling on Canada’s Most Insightful Investment Journalists Canadian Print and Online Journalists Invited to Submit Published Content by NEW DEADLINE April 4, 2016 TORONTO, ON, February 17, 2016 – In a year dominated by front page headlines on falling oil … Continue reading

November 23, 2015

Media Advisory – ORPP is overkill for retirement-ready Ontarians

Public policy expert and economist Jack Mintz to address Canada’s influential investment industry lobby on best-choice pension plan reform TORONTO / Nov. 23, 2015 / CNW – With so many Canadians being bombarded by conflicting information on retirement income adequacy, … Continue reading

June 2, 2015

2015 PMAC Excellence in Investment Journalism Award Winners Announced

Repeat Success by Two Talented Journalists Reflect Growing Prestige of Competition TORONTO, ON, June 2, 2015 – For the first time since its launch in 2012, the PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism is going to a previous winner, … Continue reading

March 31, 2015

Media Advisory – Call for Entries for 2015 PMAC Award for Excellence in Investment Journalism

Canada’s Investment Journalists to be Recognized for Insightful Editorial Coverage – Canadian Print and Online Journalists Invited to Submit Published Content by NEW DEADLINE April 7, 2015 TORONTO, ON, March 31, 2015 – For the fourth consecutive year, Canada’s portfolio … Continue reading

November 21, 2014

Media Advisory – PMAC’s 2014 National Conference and Annual General Meeting

“Creating Opportunity in Changing Times” PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (PMAC) 2014 National Conference and Annual General Meeting Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Hilton Hotel Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West 19-Speaker Spotlight Features Luncheon … Continue reading

July 9, 2014

PMAC Commends Milestone Progress on Creating Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator (CCMR)

TORONTO, ON, July 9, 2014 – The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC, portfoliomanagement.org) commends the federal government and its provincial partners on achieving a major milestone today towards creating the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator (CCMR). With the announcement that … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

2014 PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism Winners Announced

Annonce des gagnants des prix d’excellence en journalisme économique et financier de l’AGPC    PMAC’s third annual awards celebrate the best in investment journalism Diverse writings covering economics, capital markets, education and investment planning for various ages and stages   … Continue reading

November 20, 2013

Media Advisory – David Frum Keynote Speaker at Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) 2013 Annual Conference and AGM on “Building for Tomorrow”

All-Day Sessions Include: Economic & Market Outlook, 2013 Global Private Banking & Wealth Management Survey, Business Succession and Leadership Succession TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ – Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC), the official voice of the country’s investment management … Continue reading

May 10, 2013

PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism Winners Announced

Portfolio Management Association of Canada Second Annual Award Acknowledges Value of Strategic, In-depth Investment Articles TORONTO, ON, May 10, 2013 – The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) (www.portfoliomanagement.org) today announced the three winners of its second annual Awards for Excellence in … Continue reading

April 4, 2012

Vancouver Sun’s David Baines recipient of inaugural PMAC award for excellence in investment journalism

Portfolio Management Association of Canada Award Recognizes Investigative Reporter’s Contribution to Proactive Reporting that Increases Investor Awareness and Investor Protection (TORONTO – April 4, 2012)–- Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) (www.portfoliomanagement.org) today announced that David Baines, a business columnist … Continue reading

December 22, 2011

Canada’s investment managers view Supreme Court ruling as open door for new plan for national securities regulator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, December 22, 2011 – The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) respects today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that clearly paves the way for a more cooperative federalism model if a national regulator … Continue reading

November 22, 2011

Inaugural PMAC Award For Excellence In Investment Journalism

Portfolio Management Association Of Canada Announcement Industry Association to Promote and Reward Excellence in Canadian Newspaper, Magazine and Online Journalism that Fosters a Better Understanding of Investment Industry, Its Products and Services (TORONTO, November 22, 2011, PMAC 2011 AGM) – … Continue reading

August 12, 2011

House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Consultations

The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (formerly the Investment Counsel Association of Canada (ICAC)) is pleased to submit comments on recommended priorities for the Federal 2012 Budget. As background, the Portfolio Management Association of Canada (“PMAC”) represents over 150 investment … Continue reading

December 17, 2010

Industry Association Applauds Proposed Introduction of Pooled Registered Pension Plan

Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) Also Calls For Immediate Action to Relook at HST/GST Implications on Pension and Retirement Savings (Toronto, December 17, 2010) –  The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) (http://www.portfoliomanagement.org), the financial industry Association with members that span private … Continue reading

November 10, 2010

Industry Association Calls For Immediate “Synchronization” of Federal and Provincial Pension Reform to Benefit All Canadian Investors

Newly Named Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) Advocates Transparent Taxes and Removal of Geographic Limits Inhibiting Retirement and Pension Investing PMAC’s 140 Member Companies Meet at 2010 AGM Representing More than $750 Billion in Assets for Over One Million Institutional and Private … Continue reading

May 26, 2010

Canada’s Investment Managers Applaud Move to National Securities Regulator

(May 26, 2010) – The Investment Counsel Association of Canada (“ICAC”), the voice of the country’s portfolio managers and investment counsellors, announced its strong support for the proposed Canadian Securities Act that was released today by the federal government. “The creation of … Continue reading

March 29, 2010

Saving For Retirement to Cost Canadians More Due to New GST/HST Rules

March 29, 2010, (Toronto) – The Investment Counsel Association of Canada (“ICAC”), the voice of the country’s portfolio managers and investment counsellors, today urged the federal government to reverse its plan to modify the Excise Tax Act  to spare Canadians from the … Continue reading

June 23, 2009

Canada’s Investment Managers Applaud Federal Finance Minister’s Decision to Launch Canadian Securities Regulator Transition Office

(June 23, 2009) – The Investment Counsel Association of Canada (“ICAC”), the voice of the country’s portfolio managers and investment counsellors, endorse the federal government’s decision to launch a Canadian Securities Regulator Transition Office. “If ever there has been a time in … Continue reading

March 31, 2009

Presentation: Measures to Enhance Credit Availability and the Stability of the Canadian Financial System

March 31, 2009 – This presentation was given to the Standing Committee on Finance and is available in French and English. Presentation to Standing Committee on Finance March-31-2009 ACGPC’s Présentation – Comité permanent des finances

January 13, 2009

Canada’s Investment Managers Urge Government to Move Forward with Single Securities Regulator Recommended by Hockin Report

TORONTO – (January 13, 2009) – The Investment Counsel Association of Canada (“ICAC”), the voice of the country’s portfolio managers and investment counsellors, today urged the federal and provincial governments to move forward “with a sense of urgency” on the proposals recommended … Continue reading

July 31, 2008

Canada’s Investment Managers Call on Ottawa to Establish “Opt-In” Federal Securities Regulator

TORONTO – (July 31, 2008) – The Investment Counsel Association of Canada (“ICAC”), the voice of the country’s portfolio managers and investment counsellors, today urged the federal government to establish a federal regulator using an “opt-in” solution that would overcome perpetual political … Continue reading

October 25, 2007

Paradigm Shift Looming: Investment Management Industry Must Change Direction to Engage Generation Y

(TORONTO, ON, October 25, 2007) – The global investment management industry needs to increase its focus on “Generation Y” (investors now in their 20s), according to a new study by professional services firm KPMG. The study, entitled ‘Beyond the boomers: the rise … Continue reading

September 10, 2007

Canada’s Investment Professionals Call for More Action on Asset Backed Commercial Paper Market

(September 10, 2007) — The Investment Counsel Association of Canada, representing Canada’s professional investment counselor and portfolio management firms, today demanded that regulators, financial institutions and issuers of asset backed commercial paper (“ABCP”) significantly increase disclosure and take several other steps to restore and … Continue reading

March 20, 2007

ICAC Urges Provinces to Get Onside Federal Budget’s Call for National Securities Regulator

(March 20, 2007) – Canada’s investment counsellors and portfolio managers are giving the new federal budget high marks for promoting the need for a single national securities’ regulator. However, the Investment Counsel Association of Canada (ICAC) is also warning that the provinces need … Continue reading

November 24, 2006

ICAC Applauds Finance Minister’s Decision to Eliminate Costly Internal Barriers in Support of Efficient Capital Markets

(November 24, 2006) – Don Cranston, Chairman of the Investment Counsel Association of Canada (ICAC) said, “Canada’s investment counselors are delighted with the Finance Minister’s announcement yesterday that he is committed to working towards the establishment of a common securities regulator, as this … Continue reading

November 1, 2006

ICAC Urges Investors to Consult Advisors Before Acting on Income Trust Tax Changes

(November 1, 2006) — The Investment Counsel Association of Canada, representing Canada’s professional investment counsellors, is urging individual investors to consult with their advisors before reacting to significant changes in the tax treatment of Canadian income trusts announced yesterday by the federal government. … Continue reading

May 23, 2006

Letter to Ontario’s Finance Minister in response to the Crawford Proposal

May 23, 2006 – Excerpt: “In this letter, we will initially comment on the Panel’s Blueprint for a New Model and reiterate the major issues we face in dealing with multiple regulatory environment and comment on the implications for the investment management … Continue reading