CSA Securities

Vancouver - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment Consultation Paper 91-407 - Derivatives: Registration, which sets out the CSA's recommendations on registration and regulation of market participants trading in derivatives.

This paper details recommendations on issues such as:

  • the activities that will trigger derivatives registration;
  • the categories of derivatives registrants; and
  • the obligations of the derivatives registrants.

 

"The G-20 has called for improvements to the over-the-counter derivatives markets that improve transparency, mitigate systemic risk, and protect against market abuse," said Bill Rice, Chair of the CSA and Chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission. "Responding to the G-20, the CSA has developed key recommendations on the regulation of key participants in Canada's derivatives markets that will allow Canada to comply with international standards."

This consultation paper is part of a series of eight CSA papers developed to improve regulatory oversight of the OTC derivatives market in Canada. Market participants are invited to provide comments to this consultation paper by June 17, 2013. All responses received will be published on the Autorité des marchés financiers (www.lautorite.qc.ca) and the Ontario Securities Commission (www.osc.gov.on.ca This link will open in a new window) websites.

Copies of the consultation paper are available on the following websites: the Alberta Securities Commission This link will open in a new window, Autorité des marchés financiers, the British Columbia Securities Commission This link will open in a new window, the Manitoba Securities Commission This link will open in a new window, the New Brunswick Securities Commission This link will open in a new window, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission This link will open in a new window, the Ontario Securities Commission This link will open in a new window and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan This link will open in a new window.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:

 

Lorinda Brinton
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-2665

Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2361

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176

Richard Gilhooley
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6713

Ainsley Cunningham
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-4733

Wendy Connors-Beckett
New Brunswick Securities Commission
506-643-7745

Tanya Wiltshire
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Daniela Machuca
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan
306-798-4160

Janice Callbeck
The Office of the Superintendent of Securities,
P.E.I.
902-368-6288

Doug Connolly
Financial Services Regulation Division of Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-2594

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities
867-667-5466

Louis Arki
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

Donn MacDougall
Northwest Territories Securities Office
867-920-8984