IR Leader
October 08, 2013
On October 2, CIRI submitted comments to the OSC in response to Consultation Paper 58-401 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management.

As well, CIRI has updated the IR Issues Backgrounder: Say on Pay.
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CSA Announces Change in Cutover Date for Information Management Services

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced in April 2013, the signing of a new service agreement with CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc. Under the agreement CGI will assume responsibility for the hosting, operation and maintenance of the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), the System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI) and the National Registration Database (NRD) (collectively, the 'CSA National Systems') later this year.

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Hedge Fund 'Wolf Packs' Back on the Prowl

They're back and hungrier than ever. Hedge fund 'wolf packs' - a controversial investing phenomenon that last surfaced in 2006 during the run-up to the financial crisis - are making a comeback.

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Preliminary 2014 Proxy Season Checklist

At this time, there are relatively few new items that need to be considered for the upcoming proxy and 10-K season. Those involved with the SEC reporting process may want to review our publication 'A Lawyer's Guide to Proposed Lease Accounting Rules' and proposed changes to the auditor's report, as well as this interactive checklist.

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CSA Staff Notice 11-326: Cyber Security

Strong and tailored cyber security measures are an important element of issuers', registrants' and regulated entities' controls in promoting the reliability of their operations and the protection of confidential information. The risk of a major cyber attack on key Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) has been highlighted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) in a recent report issued July 16, 2013.

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U.S. SEC Sets Zero-Tolerance Objective for Glitches at Exchanges

Technical glitches and other operational errors at U.S. exchanges cannot be tolerated, given the high-speed, interconnected nature of the markets, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday.

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What Does the SEC Really Want from Hedge Funds?

The government crackdown this summer on two high-profile hedge fund firms and their leaders, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors and Philip Falcone of Harbinger Capital Partners, delivered a resounding warning to the industry. To continue to thrive, hedge fund firms need a serious commitment by senior management to ethics and lawful behavior.

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The Old Market of Stockmarket Research is Changing

Equity research is meant to benefit both providers and recipients. It ought to help investors to allocate money more profitably. And the banks that give their clients free access to research hope that it will help them generate revenues from equity trading. But neither party is much satisfied by the conventional model.

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68 Percent Of CEOs Have No Social Media Presence Whatsoever

According to a recent report by, 68% of Fortune 500 CEOs have no social media presence whatsoever.

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Why CDP, GRI, DJSI Stand Out Among Sustainability Frameworks

Got a sustainability framework? So does everyone else. But which one?

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