Louise Gauthier joined the Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) in 2009 and was appointed to her current position as Senior Director, Distribution Policies in 2014. She was previously Director, Distribution Policies and SROs between 2011 and 2014. Her team’s responsibilities include monitoring of professional distribution practices in the areas of insurance, securities, financial planning and mortgage brokerage, and the development of distribution policies in these areas. As appropriate, her department will also intervene to clarify AMF’s expectations with regards to practices considered to be risky from a consumer standpoint.
Ms. Gauthier and her teams lead or are actively involved in numerous projects undertaken under the purview of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators, the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations, and the Mortgage Broker Regulators’ Council of Canada. She is currently Vice Chair of the Mortgage Broker Regulators’ Council of Canada.
A graduate in actuarial science from Laval University, Ms. Gauthier started her career with a major actuarial firm before deciding to study law. After earning her law degree from Laval University, she worked for a national Canadian law firm for over ten years in the area of mergers, acquisitions and commercial financing. Before joining the AMF, she acted as a commercial lawyer with a large financial institution for several years.