The IIAC has created the Investment Industry Hall of Fame, inducting four living and four posthumous industry greats.

Living inductees:

Lawrence S. Bloomberg, C.M.
Chair, Board of Directors, BloombergSen Inc., Director, National Bank of Canada, Advisor, National Bank Financial, and Chancellor, Ryerson University

Anthony S. Fell, O.C.
Former Chair, RBC Capital Markets

Donald K. Johnson, O.C.
Former President, Burns Fry and Vice-Chair, Investment Banking, BMO Nesbitt Burns

L. Jacques Ménard, C.C., O.Q.
Chair, BMO Nesbitt Burns and President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec, and Chancellor, Concordia University

Posthumous inductees:

Pierre Brunet, O.C.
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Lévesque Beaubien and National Bank Financial

Rodolphe B. Casgrain
Founder and former Chair, Casgrain & Company

John A. MacNaughton, C.M.
Former President, BMO Nesbitt Burns and inaugural President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Edward Rogers (E.R.) Wood
Co-founder, Dominion Securities and founding President, Bond Dealers Association of Canada

There are no women on this list, though the six-person judging committee did include two women.

IIAC says the criteria used to select the inductees included the following considerations:

  • The nominees had to demonstrate leadership skills through past executive positions, as well as through any awards or influential appointments. It also helped if they devised innovative solutions in financing and trading.
  • The nominees had to have positively influenced others by holding leadership positions, volunteering their time, and by committing to integrity, strong ethics and social responsibility

Many of these individuals also made outstanding contributions to building and shaping the investment industry by:

  • Creating independent franchises to serve the investing public, and corporate or government issuers
  • Participating in board and committee responsibilities relative to the investment industry
  • Designing and implementing capital markets infrastructure for trading, clearing and settlement
  • Advocating for sound public policy and effective regulation of firms, markets and industry participants


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