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MFDA 2015 Seniors Summit

The MFDA’s Strategic Plan identifies certain key initiatives to enhance advisor proficiency and strengthen the advisory process with a goal to protect and serve investors. The MFDA hosted its second Seniors Summit on October 29, 2015 which was organized to provide Members and their advisors with practical advice on dealing with the issues and challenges they will face when dealing with senior clients.

Below is a list of sessions with links to presenter webcasts.

Welcome and Introduction

Mark Gordon, President and CEO – Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (download a copy of Mark Gordon’s Speech)


The Aging Canadian Demographic

Goshka Folda, President and CEO – Investor Economics


Medico–Legal Issues in Servicing Senior Clients

Arthur Fish, Partner – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Dr. Carole Cohen, MDCM, Psychiatrist – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


FINRA and Seniors’ Issues – An overview of FINRA’s senior related activities and highlights from the FINRA/SEC National Senior Investor Initiative Report

Dan Sibears, Executive Vice-President, Regulatory Operations/Shared Services – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority


Advising During Retirement – The Depletion Phase

Preet Banerjee – Moderator
Martin Leclair – Proteus
Dan Hallett, Vice-President & Principal – Highview Financial Group


Facing Elder Financial Abuse – Effective Compliance Program for Seniors

Ron Long, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Elder Client Initiatives – Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC


Compliance Panel Case Study

Mark Stott – Moderator
Tim Pryor, Vice-President, Legal – Mackenzie Financial Corporation
Danielle Tétrault, Assistant Vice-President, Compliance Investigations – Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
Manny DaSilva, President & Chief Compliance Officer – Canfin Magellan Investments Inc.
Terry Moore, Senior Counsel – CIBC


Please note that parts of some sessions have not been recorded or reproduced.