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:

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