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Bulletin #0669-M

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Appointment of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the MFDA Board of Directors

Contact: Paige L. Ward
BULLETIN #0669 – M
Corporate Secretary
December 7, 2015
Phone: 416-943-5838


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Appointment of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the MFDA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada is pleased to
announce the appointments of Steven Donald, FCPA, FCA as Chair of the MFDA Board of
Directors and Christopher Nicholls, BA, LLB., LLM., MPA as Vice-Chair.

Mr. Donald is the President of Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. and its major
subsidiaries, including Assante Financial Management, Assante Capital Management and
Assante Estate and Insurance Services. He is also the President of CI Private Counsel. Prior to
his appointment as President, he held the role of Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial
Officer for Assante. Prior to joining Assante in 2003, Mr. Donald held senior financial roles in
the mutual fund and technology industries. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Ontario and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British
Mr. Nicholls is a professor of business law at Western University where he holds the W. Geoff
Beattie Chair in Corporate Law and is Director of Western Law’s Business Law Area of
Concentration. He is also Head of Research and Policy, Capital Markets Institute, Rotman
School of Management, University of Toronto. He was the inaugural holder of the Purdy
Crawford Chair in Business Law at the Dalhousie Law School and Acting Director of
Dalhousie’s LL.B. Business Law Specialization Program. He has practiced corporate and
securities law with two of Toronto’s largest corporate law firms, and as a corporate finance and
securities attorney in Hamilton, Bermuda. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Osgoode
Hall Law School, and Harvard University.
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