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Since 1998, the Capital Markets Institute (CMI) at the Rotman School of Management has driven an ambitious agenda to help define a capital markets strategy for Canada.

CMI’s mission is to be a catalyst for increasing the efficiency and resilience of Canadian capital markets as a leading independent discussion forum rooted in rigorous, evidence-based research. Bringing together the expertise of the Rotman School and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, the CMI is at the forefront of research, debate and education on the most important challenges facing Canadian capital markets.  CMI’s activities focus on four aspects of capital markets where CMI leadership and CMI fellows have expertise: Financial Innovation; Governance; Disclosure; and Securities Regulation Reform.

Leveraging Innovations in Capital Markets

The CMI is on the cutting-edge of innovations in technology and market structure – from high frequency trading and exchange funds to blockchain and crypto-currencies. Through engagement with industry, the CMI is providing senior leaders with the insights they need to consider the impact of these innovations on issues, investors and the public.

Strengthening Governance Structures

Working with our industry partners, the CMI is pushing the boundaries of inquiry on the governance-related issues that matter most for Canadian issuers and investors. Recent events include: Exploring the new corporate whistle-blower incentives and considering their impact on capital markets; Should issuers be required to improve their climate-related financial disclosures; And what should be the auditors’ responsibility to detect fraud?

Advancing Financial Disclosure

Comprehensive corporate disclosure is critical to protecting investor interests and ensuring a fair and open market. The CMI provides a vital forum for discussion and action on relevant issues, such as enhanced disclosures for retail investors, disclosures in asset-backed commercial paper markets, and issuer disclosures regarding climate-related financial risks.

Enhancing Regulatory Efficiency

Between 2002 and 2009, the CMI was at the epicenter of the national debate on the regulatory structure for Canadian capital markets. Rotman faculty played a key role on expert panels, committees and reports that led to the creation of the Canadian Securities Transition Office. CMI is committed to our role as an independent discussion forum where regulatory changes and activities such as poison pills and the Canadian Securities Administrators Trading Fee Rebate Pilot Study  can be debated in a neutral environment.

“The CMI is a vital contributor to a healthy capital markets system in Canada. Industry support is critical to drive research and debate on the issues impacting the ongoing success and efficiency of the Canadian capital markets.”
Mark D. Wiseman (LL.B/MBA ‘96), BlackRock & CMI Advisory Board Member

Sponsorship & Recognition

The Opportunity

The competition for global investment is fierce and the need for a comprehensive Canadian capital markets strategy has never been greater. The CMI has a vision to invest in more research, focused on Canadian issues to support a competitive advantage for our economy. Future topics of inquiry include the perils of passive investing and the benefits, risks and regulatory considerations of initial coin offerings. As a sponsor, your support will enable the Capital Markets Institute to build upon 20 years of thought leadership to sustain strong economic growth and prosperity in Cana­­­­da and around the world.

Supporting Sponsor

$15,000 per year for a minimum term of five years

  • Opportunity to nominate a senior executive from your organization for a seat on the CMI Advisory Board
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor in all CMI-related publications, promotional materials, website, and speaking engagements
  • Invitations to CMI and Rotman School events, including lectures, conferences, seminars and roundtable discussions
  • Opportunities to network with top students and faculty from the Rotman School and the Faculty of Law

Lead Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Bennett Jones
BMO Capital Markets
CIBC World Markets
Goldman Sachs Canada
Manulife Financial
Sun Life Financial
TD Securities

For more information, please contact:

Sara Ly,
Interim Director, Development