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Montréal – The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) is announcing today the release of its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, which presents the main orientations that will guide AMF’s choices, decisions and actions for the next four years.

The AMF’s new strategic plan is based, in particular, on a detailed analysis of the current context and the organization’s internal and external environments, perspectives gained from its many interactions with consumers and stakeholders in the Québec financial products and services distribution industry, and recent years’ survey results.

“We are excited and proud to release our new plan. I am convinced that it will enable the AMF, as an integrated financial market regulator, to achieve its vision of being A value-added regulator for consumers and the financial sector and will ensure that the financial ecosystem in Québec remains healthy and dynamic,” said Louis Morisset, AMF President and CEO.

The AMF’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan takes into account such major issues as the outlook of very low interest rates for the long term, increased consumer connectivity, societal changes in the organization of work, and many other factors that could have an impact on the two pillars of the AMF’s mission: protecting consumers and ensuring a well-functioning financial sector.

Four main strategic orientations

To enable the organization to fulfill its mission even more effectively, four main strategic orientations have been defined:

  • Orientation 1 (consumers):  A proactive regulator that is relevant to consumers in an ever-changing environment
  • Orientation 2 (industry): An influential regulator supporting Québec’s financial sector
  • Orientation 3 (organizational performance): A high-performing regulator in the pursuit of its mission
  • Orientation 4 (human resources): A regulator committed to its human capital

The purpose of the first orientation is to increase the impact of the AMF’s interventions with consumers amid profound changes in consumption patterns for financial products and services. The purpose of the second orientation is to further enhance the AMF’s regulatory approach and the support and assistance it provides to industry stakeholders while optimizing the compliance burden. The purpose of the third orientation is to achieve ongoing gains in organizational performance, including by optimizing the use of data. Finally, the purpose of the fourth orientation is to promote employee engagement and development across the organization and to further evolve the AMF’s management approaches and methods.

Each of these orientations is accompanied by tangible objectives that will be pursued by the AMF’s employees through the deployment of an array of  projects and initiatives between now and the end of March 2025.

The Autorité des marchés financiers is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec’s financial sector.

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