Our Structure

Board of Directors

PMAC is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of 10-15 Directors from Member firms. The Board is very representative of our membership, with a mix of Directors from small and large firms and from various regions in Canada.  This balance is critical to ensure PMAC services meets the needs of our diverse membership base.

Committees & Networking Groups

To meet our objectives, PMAC has established six standing Committees and three Networking Groups.

More detailed information on each committee can be found here.

Standing Committees

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
Acts as steering committee for the Association’s initiatives to support PMAC’s internal DEI objectives and to support PMAC’s members efforts to promote DEI in their organization.

Emerging Trends Committee
Monitors emerging industry trends, issues that may have a resulting impact on PMAC, its members and other constituents. The committee will be used to identify important and key themes in the industry as well as to provide topic suggestions to other PMAC committees.

Industry Regulation & Tax (IRT) Committee
Monitors securities and tax regulation, and communicates views on government policy and regulation to Federal and Provincial officials.

Member Services Committee
Organizes member seminars and special events. Oversees the PMAC Insurance Program, and Employee Group Benefits Program and other member preferred supplier arrangements.

National Conference Committee
Organizes PMAC’s annual National Conference.

Practices & Standards Committee (P&SC)
Supports members in “advancing standards” by providing sample policies and best practice guidelines for a wide range of business activities.  Examples of templates available:

  • PMAC Reference Guide for Policies & Procedures Manual
  • Investment Management Agreement
  • Investment Policy Statement

Public Relations & Marketing Committee
Builds awareness of the Association, its membership, values and advocacy positions. Develops strategies to achieve new member and affiliate growth & retention, and monitors member relations.

Networking Groups

Canadian Institutional Client Services Network (CICSN)
A member driven forum to discuss significant issues and trends specific to institutional client service member firms and act as a platform for Canadian Institutional Client Service Professionals to network and discuss local global trends including issues impacting their key functions while on-boarding, retaining, and terminating clients.

Compliance Officers’ Network (CON)
Provides a forum for compliance professionals to meet and discuss compliance issues with peers and monitor pending regulatory changes.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Networking Group
A forum for the organization leaders of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) to discuss emerging issues and initiatives the industry is implementing to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

International Committee
To provide a forum for Members to discuss regulatory developments affecting PMAC members investing and/or operating outside of Canada.

Lawyers’ Network
To provide a forum for in-house counsel and affiliate member lawyers to discuss emerging issues, hear from thought leaders on a variety of topics, network with peers and support lawyers’ professional development needs.

Operation Heads’ Network (OHN)
Provides a forum for heads of operations and/or administration to meet and discuss general administration, operations, IT, and HR issues.