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Highlights from our history

Your association has a real history. The Federation didn't start off as a corporation, but as a handful of dealers coming together discussing and working together to improve things. Our foundation of meetings and discussions are about the issues and also the members. We're a collective of peers who fiercely compete in the marketplace, and come together as a united group for Federation events. 

The history of the Federation is a history of characters; the great builders who created an advice industry from scratch - from far flung western dealers eastward through and past Quebec; from the creator of the first segregated fund to tiny shops happily dancing to their own tunes. Those dealers servicing their advisors and niche year after year to huge integrated firms that touch every product and corner of the country, and everything in between. Independence isn't AUM.

There are great stories within the history of the Federation that are only hinted at here... these points are just a few to start. 

We invite you to join us, spend some time, and engage in the great and small regulatory projects and struggles that we have been engaged with daily for nearly thirty years. Together.

Please send your special memory, person to be added and corrections to admin@IndependentDealers.ca or send it in via the form at the bottom of the page, with thanks.


Coming out of the strategic review reinvigorated, the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers rebrands as the 'Federation of Independent Dealers'


Total Cost Reporting, Federation meets with CSA and AMF in Montreal and Toronto


CIRO launched


'CIRO' Announced, the Federation enters a period of strategic review


The 'SRO Forum', MFDA and IIROC merging


Client Focused Reforms Implementation Committee

Second Joint Forum appearance


DSC Eliminated


ETFs and 'Liquid Alts' receive amendments


Title reform consultation launched


Matthew Latimer selected to lead the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers


The first 'Pan-association' meeting is launched by the Federation


IIROC was formed June 1, 2008, through the merger of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) and Market Regulation Services Inc. (RS)


IDA spins off the IIAC into separate entity


Sandra Kegie takes the reins of the Federation of Independent Mutual Fund Dealers


MFDA created in June 1998 by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)

CSA is restructured into a formal organization


SEDAR database was established by the CSA


A group of peers come together at the suggestion of an SRO being created. They met a few more times, and together launched the Federation

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Created and supported by dealers, the Federation has been on the front line of regulatory advocacy for decades, and always will be.

Reach out today and let's build something extraordinary.