September 16, 2020 | By Julius Melnitzer
The Investment Industry Regulatory Association of Canada has published its Best Practices for Electronic Proceedings.
COVID-19 saw the IIROC postpone in-person hearings or convert them into virtual hearings. The guidelines are aimed at extending greater access, and enhancing transparency and confidence in the system.
“We anticipate that virtual hearings will increase transparency and access to justice because technology has the potential to open access to more people and to strengthen public confidence in the system,” the organization said in a press release.
IIROC is the self-regulatory organization that oversees investment dealers in Canada and their trading activity in debt and equity markets.