IIAC scouts for future industry leader

By Staff | September 20, 2011 | Last updated on September 20, 2011
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The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) will once again recognize an aspiring industry “Future Leader” in its third annual IIAC Future Leader Scholarship Award competition, running from September 15th to December 15th, 2011 and presented by CSI Global Education Inc.

“The IIAC Future Leadership Award is presented to an employee of one of our member firms who demonstrates leadership and success in his or her professional career, commitment to the community and Canadian securities industry through involvement in the Association,” said Ian Russell, president and CEO, IIAC. “Recent winners have enjoyed a high reputation and profile for professional achievement and integrity, and for contributing to their communities.”

The award recipient will receive funding to attend one session of SIFMA’s education program, the Securities Industry Institute (SII), at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia in March 2012.

The prize includes cost of tuition, transportation to and from Philadelphia, accommodation during the trip and $1,000 cash—a total prize value of approximately $10,000. The award is sponsored by CSI Global Education Inc.

“The prestigious IIAC Scholarship immersed me in a classroom with some of the brightest minds in academia and as importantly from the securities industry,” said last year’s winner Quentin Broad, managing director, head of equity research, CIBC World Markets Inc. “It provided me with a tremendous opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest, further honing my leadership and technical skills.”

Applicants must be a full time employee of an IIAC member firm and be employed by an IIAC member firm at the time the course is offered in March 2012. All applications must be submitted to IIAC via email at membership@iiac.camembership@iiac.ca by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals.

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