In order to ensure full transparency, we do not take possession of our clients' funds. Rather, client funds will always remain in custody with one of our approved broker-dealer firms.
Our partnering brokers are highly reputable firms with truly global reach and a prominent local presence who operate under strict regulatory regimes. All our Canadian custodians are IIROC member firms.
Interactive Brokers Group is a leading global electronic brokerage group. It provides its customers with direct, high-speed access to trade markets around the world. The Interactive Brokers execution network processes nearly 1,000,000 trades per day. IB Canada customers benefit from seamless connections to more than 100 equity and derivatives exchanges and a growing number of Electronic Communication Networks (ECNs).
Fidelity Clearing Canada, founded in Toronto in 2009, provides Canadian registered brokerage firms and portfolio managers with trade execution, clearing, custody and back-office support.
CMC Group was established in 1989 and is a leading global provider of online retail financial services complete with a comprehensive institutional offering. CMC enables clients to trade a broad range of financial instruments through their award-winning Next Generation trading platform, supported by sophisticated charting, competitive pricing and automated execution.
Friedberg is one of Canada's oldest and most trusted independent commodity futures, securities and foreign currency firms. It was the leading clearing broker at the Toronto Futures Exchange and is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.
Friedberg Direct is powered on the powerful AVA Trade technology.
In addition to safeguarding client funds and providing market access and clearing services, our partnering brokers ensure full and proper transaction and account reporting.
We complement our partners' back-office reporting periodically with consolidated reporting through our own portal.
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC - Organisme canadien de réglementation du commerce des valeurs mobilières or OCRCVM in French) is a non-profit, national self-regulatory organization (SRO). Established through the merger of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) and Market Regulation Services Inc. (RS) on June 1, 2008, IIROC oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity markets in Canada.
The organization sets regulatory and investment industry standards and has quasi-judicial powers in that it holds enforcement hearings and has the power to suspend, fine and expel members and registered representatives, such as advisors of broker dealers. It regulates all full service and discount broker-dealers in Canada.
Accounts open with IIROC member firms are all covered by CIPF - The Canadian Investor Protection Fund.