FISD Toronto

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Program Location: TMX Group, TMX Broadcast Centre Gallery - Ground Level, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5X1J2, Canada

Reception Location: Elephant & Castle, 212 King Street West


Employees of member firms attend for free / non-members pay $250

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Thursday, November 17

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration & Networking

4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction


Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD

4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Robo-Investing: The Future of Wealth Management?

Robo-investing is touted by many as a panacea enabling wealth management firms to impart objective advice to more clients at lower cost.  But some suggest this approach simply provides asset allocations but not the customized advice that is best for clients.  Questions abound! Which firms offer robo-investing to customers? Who is the typical investor using robo-investing? What role will ETFs and other financial products play?  How will costs, policies, and the regulatory environment impact the adoption of this practice?  What are the impacts on traditional data vendors? Will exchange policies related to display and non-display influence the products and the passive and active behaviors of the robo-advising firms?


Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD


Rudy Luukko, Editor, Morningstar

Michael Lynds, Head of Product & Business Solutions, Canada, IRESS

Pramod Udiaver, Co-Founder, Invisor Investment Management, Inc.

5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.

Ontario Securities Commission - A Regulatory Update

A representative from the OSC will provide an update on recent regulatory changes, the impact of these changes and what FISD members should know to stay in compliance.


Ruxandra Smith, Market Regulation, Ontario Securites Commission

5:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

TMX Update

An update from Eric Sinclair on TMX activities.


Eric Sinclair, CEO, TP ICAP Info Services, TP ICAP

5:45 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

MDSL Member Intro


Bradley Firminger, Sales Director, North America, MDSL

5:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FISD Update


Tom Davin, FIA, Managing Director, FISD

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

A networking reception follows at Elephant & Castle.