Minal Upadhyaya joined The Investment Funds Institute of Canada on March 19, 2018 as its Vice President, Policy & General Counsel. She leads the team responsible for the development of policy positions and responses to regulatory proposals on behalf of the investment funds industry. She is also responsible for the day to day legal needs of the organization. Minal has extensive experience advising investment fund manufacturers, mutual fund dealers and investment dealers on a wide variety of matters. Prior to her role with IFIC, she was with a national wealth management firm for over 13 years, where she managed a team providing advice to senior management, registered representatives and operations groups. Prior to that, Minal was in private practice with firms in Toronto and Halifax.