Symposium 2022 features industry leaders from the insurance and investment sectors as well as prominent representatives from regulatory organizations.

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:05 a.m.

What’s Next for Capital Markets Modernization?

In 2021, Ontario’s Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce released its final report with recommendations to modernize the province’s regulatory framework and make Ontario’s capital markets more attractive globally. Walied Soliman, Chair of the Taskforce, will join us to share what the Taskforce heard, the reasoning behind its recommendations, and the reforms that have been implemented to date.


9:35 a.m.

Insurance Panel: What’s Fair is Fair? Reforms in the Life and Health Sector

This session explores how we can treat clients fairly in the insurance sector. We will discuss recent proposals aimed at doing just that, including work on incentives management, life agent oversight and segregated funds. Will these changes have a tangible impact on consumer “fairness”? And how do we assess whether outcomes are fair?



10:50 a.m.

Coffee/Networking Break

11:10 a.m.

Securities Panel: Rebuilding the Securities Regulatory Framework

Securities regulation is in the midst of major structural change, with an ambitious new SRO to be launched by the end of the year and rebuilt securities commission to oversee it. Registrants are now being judged on their compliance with the client-focused reforms and more changes are on their way. This session explores how these “ground up” reforms will impact the investor experience.



12:25 p.m.

Fireside Chat with Minister Bethlenfalvy

In this fireside chat, the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, joins Catherine Wood, Chair of Advocis’ National Board of Directors, to discuss the government’s plan for building a stronger Ontario.


12:45 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.

Leading and Championing Positive Change

Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons will bring his enthusiasm and well-known electric personality to talk to us about leadership and championing positive change in business. By sharing his experiences as an athlete, coach and philanthropist he will demonstrate what it means to succeed regardless of the challenges. Today’s keynote presentation will captivate and empower you to persevere, redefine yourself and use teamwork to achieve your professional goals.

Keynote Speaker

Q&A Host

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2:30 p.m.

Technology and Innovation

In 2020, FSRA launched its Innovation Office to support industry in creating strong, sustainable and competitive innovations in the financial services sector. In this session, Glen Padassery joins Herman Chan, Chair of Advocis’ Technology and Innovation Committee, to discuss the regulator’s approach to innovation, its initiatives to date and its thoughts on the financial advisory sector.


3:00 p.m.

Coffee/Networking Break

3:20 p.m.

What’s in a Name? Title Protection Comes to Ontario

Ontario’s title protection framework launched in March of this year, led by the efforts of FSRA. In this fireside chat, Greg Pollock, Advocis’ President and CEO, sits down with Mark White, FSRA’s CEO, to discuss the regulator’s approach to building the framework and its vision for what the framework will mean for the industry and Ontario’s consumers.


4:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception