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An Analysis of the Short Selling Landscape in Canada

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November 19, 2019
8:00 am – 10:30 am
Toronto

Join us for two consecutive panel discussions on short selling in Canada. Industry experts will share valuable insights into regulatory and market issues, concerns and trends.

Agenda:

8:00 am | Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 am | Welcome Address and “Shorting” Paper Remarks
8:45 am | Panel Discussion 1

Breaking it Down:
Current Regulatory Issues

Topics:

  • Why are long trades regulated differently than short trades?
  • Should our regulations be enhanced to be closer to those of other regulated markets?
  • Do the costs of change outweigh the perceived benefits?
  • Do existing regulations encourage short campaigns?
  • Is “naked” short selling a systemic problem in Canada?

9:40 am | Panel Discussion 2

Short Campaigns:
the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Topics:

  • How are short campaigns organized
  • How prevalent are “bear raids”?
  • Can short campaigns be beneficial to the capital markets?
  • How to prepare for, and defend against, short campaigns?
  • A review of well-known short campaigns

10:30 am | Event close

CPD

Ontario: 90 minutes Substantive CPD
British Columbia: 90 minutes CPD
Quebec: 90 minutes CLE

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