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  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 11

    35. Securities regulators’ mandate: Policy: Develop rules and regulations Registration: Administer the registration of market participants Compliance: Oversee and monitor registrants for compliance with legislation and regulations Enforcement: Enforce the rules, regulations, and legislation. Discipline market participants who breach the rules, regulations, and legislation 36. Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) manages: A) CSA Regulations B) Passport System C) Electronic Databases 1) System…

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 10

    34. Canada's Insurance Regulators: 1. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) 2. Provincial and Territorial Insurance Regulators 3. Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) and Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations (CISRO) 4. Compensation Organizations (Assuris, and Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC)) 5. Dispute Resolution Organizations (OmbudService for Life and Health Insurance (OLHI) and General Insurance OmbudService …

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 9

    30. Financial services industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world. 31. Regulators of Financial Services: 1. Banking Regulators 2. Insurance Regulators 3. Securities Regulators 4. Other Regulators 32. Bank Act: A federal legislation, governing how banks operate in Canada. 1. Access to Basic Banking Services 2. Access to Funds 3. Complaints 33. Banking sector is the responsibility of the below regulators: 1. Department of Finance 2. Office of the Superintendent of Finan…

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 8

    24. The Investment Industry's Players: * Providers of capital (lenders) * Users of capital (borrowers) 25. Types of Securities: 1. Equities are shares, issued by a corporation for the share owners (Common shares * Preferred shares) 2. Fixed income securities are issued by governments and corporations, to borrow money (Money market instruments * Bonds * Debentures) 3. Derivatives are contracts, to give the holder the right to buy/sell an asset and its value is derived from the asset (Options * …

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 7

    18. How Does the Insurance Industry Work? A) Providing insurance policies to consumers and businesses for the premiums, paid by the policy holders. B) The insurance companies' profit is the difference between the premiums collected (plus investment returns) and the claims paid to policy holders. C) Insurance companies employ underwriting operations to evaluate the risks and insurability of applicants. If the risks are acceptable, policies are approved and contracted with the policy holders. 19…

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 6

    14. The banking industry in Canada is comprised of 88 banking institutions: Big 6 (TD, RBC, CIBC, Scotiabank, BMO, NBF) 29 Domestic banks 21 Foreign bank subsidiaries 28 Foreign bank branches 4 Foreign bank lending branches 15. Banks, Operating in Canada Schedule I: Domestic Canadian banks + Accept and insure deposits under the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) Schedule II: Foreign bank subsidiaries, controlled by foreign institutions + Banks owned by insurance companies under the …

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 5

    12. Financial Services Industry Segments' Acts: 1. Banking: a) Bank Act (Canada) b) Trust and Loan Companies Act (Canada) 2. Insurance: a) Insurance Companies Act (Canada) b) Insurance Acts of the provinces and territories 3. Investment: a) Securities Acts of the provinces and territories b) National Instruments of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) c) Rules of the Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) 13. Bank Products and Services: 1. Deposit Products and Services: Savings accounts …

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 4

    10. Financial Publications and Media Services: Canadian: Globe and Mail Financial Post Reuters News Investment Executive American: Wall Street Journal Bloomberg News Financial Times 11. Global Stock Markets DJIA (New York, U.S.) S&P (New York, U.S.) NASDAQ (New York, U.S.) FTSE (London, U.K.) NIKKEI (Tokyo, Japan) SSE (Shanghai, China) Hang Seng (Hong Kong) DAX (Frankfurt, Germany) CAC (Paris, France) TSX (Toronto, Canada) Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA): * The most widely quoted mark…

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 3

    8. Financial Services' Contribution to the Canadian Economy: a) 7.1 % of the GDP b) 4.5 % of the Employment c) $537 billion of Outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 9. Top 15 Largest Companies in Canada: 1. Royal Bank of Canada: Financial 2. Toronto-Dominion Bank: Financial 3. Enbridge: Oil & Gas 4 Bank of Nova Scotia: Financial 5. Canadian National Railway: Transportation 6. Suncor Energy: Oil & Gas 7. Bank of Montreal: Financial 8. Brookfield Asset Management: Financial 9. TransCanada Cor…

  • Improve Your Financial Knowledge - Part 2

    4. Canada is one of the world's leading industrialized countries and a member of G7 (including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA) Canadian dollar is one of the world’s reserve currencies. 5. World’s Reserve Currencies: 1. U.S. Dollar: USA 2. Euro: Europe 3. Renminbi (Yuan): China 4. Yen: Japan 5. British Pound Sterling: UK 6. Australian Dollar: Australia 7. Canadian Dollar: Canada 8. Swiss Franc: Switzerland 6. Top Global Financial Centers: 1. London 2. New York 3. Hong Kong 4. …