Asked to be on a Board of Directors?

What are the next steps? Personal contractual indemnification from the corporation (don’t just rely on the bylaws),   Determine biggest risk from the operations and make sure they are adequately insured and other risk management tools are in place and active for these exposures,   Request a copy of the ...
Posted: 5/18/2012 2:44:41 PM by MSI

Investor Protection

Exempt Market Dealer: Private Issuer and the Accredited Investor There are changes afoot. The issues include, but are not limited to, proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 and its definitions of Private Issuer and Accredited Investor Exemptions; and Trapeze Asset Management. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) completed pu...
Posted: 5/16/2012 4:30:16 PM by MSI

Systemic Loss

Here is some new press that should be viewed as a great reminder of risk of systemic loss in any industry.  It is also a great example of an accepted practice being judged in hindsight as unacceptable. MetLife Settlement Near $500 million, here.  This is the CBSNEW.com version, but there are many others available.   As fa...
Posted: 4/26/2012 2:48:22 PM by MSI

Ryan Mitchell featured in Profit Magazine

Ryan Mitchell comments on risk management for small businesses. Click here to read the article featured in the April 2012 issue of Profit Magazine.  Discussion includes topics such as Risk Management, Directors & Officers Liability, Professional Liability, Errors & Omissions Liability, Cyber Liability, General Liability and Proper...
Posted: 4/10/2012 1:01:54 PM by MSI

Fund Management Risk and Class Actions in Canada

This recent decision by the Court of Appeal For Ontario will (or should) have fund managers and other regulated professionals on the edge of their seats. On January 27, 2012, in Fischer v. IG Investment Management Ltd., 2012 ONCA 47, here, Justices Winkler C.J.O., Epstein J.A. and Pardu J., determined that both lower courts erred in their consid...
Posted: 2/16/2012 4:27:10 PM by MSI

Director and Officer Liability without Culpability

There has always been risk of personal loss to directors, even in absence of intent to harm. Such loss is usually financial loss and not criminal incarceration. However, even though this financial loss may be limited to legal fees incurred to achieve dismissal  or settlement (at least in the situation of absence of intent), such fees can be...
Posted: 9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

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