Mr. Pérodeau has been Superintendent, Client Services and Distribution Oversight of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) since January 2018. In co-operation with over 150 employees, he supervises the activities of representatives and firms in insurance of persons, damage insurance, claims adjustment and financial planning. He also administers the rules governing eligibility for and pursuit of distribution activities while ensuring the issuance of certificates to individuals and the registration of firms.
AMF Client Services and Distribution Oversight is also responsible for assistance services to consumers of financial products and services as well as the AMF Information Centre, in addition to supervising the activities of the Chambre de l'assurance de dommages (damage insurance chamber) and the Chambre de la sécurité financière (financial security chamber) and administering the Fonds d'indemnisation des services financiers (financial services compensation fund).
A lawyer by profession, Mr. Pérodeau joined the AMF in 2012 as Director, Litigation, then served as Senior Director, Investigations, the position he held until his appointment as Superintendent. Since joining the AMF, Mr. Pérodeau has been highly involved with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), including as chair of the Enforcement Committee. He has also chaired the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. He has been active at the Barreau du Québec (Québec Bar) since 2008, and is the current chair of its Comité de l'inspection professionnelle (professional inspection committee) as well as a member of its Comité d'accès à la profession (access to the profession committee) . Prior to joining the AMF, he was legal counsel at SNC-Lavalin and a partner at the law firm McCarthy Tétrault.
Mr. Pérodeau is well known within the AMF for his leadership, strategic vision and considerable communication skills. He is actively engaged in his community and is a past member of the board of directors of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and of the CBA Québec Branch's executive committee. He also sat on the board of directors of The Lighthouse, Children and Families, a non-profit organization that provides respite to parents of seriously ill children and pediatric palliative care services.
Mr. Pérodeau holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Québec at Montréal and a bachelor of law degree from the University of Montréal, for which he was awarded the law faculty medal. He completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSI) and the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.