Heading a team of more than 150 employees, Eric Stevenson oversees the distribution of financial products and services in Québec. As part of his functions, he develops and implements regulatory policies governing this important sector of Québec's economy and ensures that industry participants have the necessary qualifications and rights to practise.
He is also responsible for supervising sector-based self-regulatory organizations, namely, the Chambre de la sécurité financière (financial security chamber) and the Chambre de l'assurance de dommages (damage insurance chamber), managing the examination of consumer complaints as well as administering the Fonds d'indemnisation des services financiers (Financial Services Compensation Fund) and the AMF Information Centre. Moreover, Mr. Stevenson is in charge of overseeing money-services businesses.
In the fall of 2012, he was assigned responsibility for implementation of the Integrity in Public Contracts Act, and he has since been overseeing the team tasked with issuing the authorizations required by enterprises seeking to enter into public contracts.
At the national level, Mr. Stevenson participates in the regulatory initiatives of the Canadian Securities Administrators pertaining to distribution activities as well as the work of the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators. On the international scene, he represents the AMF on the Committee on Market Intermediaries of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
Since joining the AMF in 2006, Mr. Stevenson has successively held the positions of Manager, Regulations and Professional and Commercial Practices, Senior Director, Distribution Policies and Compensation and, since 2012, Superintendent, Client Services and Distribution Oversight.
From 2003 to 2006, he served as Senior Counsel, Securities and Commercial Law at Desjardins Financial Security, and from 2001 to 2003, he practised securities law at Lavery, de Billy LLP in Montréal.
Mr. Stevenson completed a law degree from the University of Montréal in 1998 and has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1999. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in philosophy from Laval University in 2000.