Securities lawyer Laura Paglia has officially become the head of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), as she assumed her new position after Ian Russell stepped down.
Laura comes to the IIAC from the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where she practiced exclusively in the areas of securities litigation and regulatory and compliance matters.
She has decades of specialized experience representing a broad range of institutional clients in the financial services and capital markets industries and has been a significant contributor to securities policy and regulation.
“At a time of dramatic transformation in the financial sector and capital markets, and sweeping changes in the regulatory framework, the investment industry is fortunate to draw on Laura’s leadership as the voice of the investment industry,” said Richard Rousseau, chair of IIAC’s board of directors, in a release.
“Laura’s deep understanding of the workings of the Canadian financial sector, particularly investment dealers, and her strategic and practical perspectives on securities regulation are vital at a time of dramatic transformation in the financial sector and capital markets, and sweeping changes in the regulatory framework,” the IIAC said.
“The IIAC is fortunate to draw on Laura’s leadership as the voice of the industry and her extensive relationships in the financial and regulatory communities,” it added.
The IIAC Board of Directors and the IIAC staff are excited to welcome Laura to our team and very much look forward to working with her on building on the IIAC’s strong reputation and standing within the investment industry and across the financial sector.