Ed’s chief responsibility as Advocis’ Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs is to ensure the association’s voice is heard by all major stakeholders in the financial services sector. Ed’s role is multifold, and in addition to advocating key Advocis positions to bureaucrats, legislators, and policymakers, he assesses and reviews numerous position papers and industry trends, develops policy and prepares formal submissions in response to consultation documents released by governments and regulators across Canada. Ed ensures Advocis’ policy positions are created and distributed in a manner accessible to all relevant parties, including provincial and federal officials and politicians, various corporate and industry stakeholders, Advocis members, and the media. In addition to his B.A., and LL.B., Ed holds two Master of Laws degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he studied the development and structure of complex financial instruments and products in the banking, securities, insurance and pensions sectors, and their broader legal and policy implications. He graduated with merit from the LSE as a specialist in Corporate and Securities law, and International Business law.