Inside Canada's Securities Industry - Level II

This in-depth program is offered as a two (2) day course and examines the important aspects of Securities Process of Trading/Settlement/Operations/Products and Regulatory supervision. This level two course covers the more complex processes and key concepts such as accounting, margin practices, settlement compliance, firm reporting and regulatory reporting. Accreditation is awarded upon completion of Level I and Level II.
All course materials are provided. Upon confirmation of registration, the student will receive a free one-year subscription to Investment Executive, Canada's Newspaper for Financial Advisors.

Inside Canada's Securities Industry - Level II

 Day 1  Day 2
Accounting 101
  • Assets, Liabilities, Expense, Revenue and Net Worth
  • Debit vs. Credit
  • Balance Sheet vs. Profit and Loss Statement vs. Statement of Cash Flow

Brokerage Accounting

  • Securities vs. Cash
  • Type of Accounts
  • Entry Exercise
  • Stock Record
  • General ledger

Financial Reporting

  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit and Loss Statement

Stock Record

  • Daily Activity
  • Position Record

General Ledger 

  • Daily Cash
  • Trial Balance

Internal Controls and Reconciliation

  • Types of Controls
  • The Role of IIROC
  • Balancing Records 

Settlement and Custody

  • Clearing and Depository Services
  • Continuous Net Settlement
  • Money Clearing
  • Failed Settlement
  • Credit Rings
  • Foreign Settlement

Credit and Risk

  • IIROC Rule 100 - margin
  • Work of the department for margin accounts
  • Margin applications: Excess, Maintenance
  • Actions
  • Requirements
  • Cash Account Rule
  • Concentration
  • Segregation
  • Proprietary Trading


  •  Securities Lending and Borrowing
  • Bank Loan
  • Repo/Reverse/Government Issues
  • Managing Fails – Buy in notice
  • Inventories
  • Foreign Currency

Regulatory Reports

  • Form 1
  • MFR
  • Net Capital
  • Customer Protection 

Inside Canada's Securities Industry - Level II
Persons that should register for this course are:
  • Persons presently outside the industry looking to increase specific financial knowledge or seek entry to the industry
  • Operational and administrative staff new to the financial and/or securities industry
  • Investment firm IT staff new to the financial and/or securities industry
  • Investment firm staff with limited knowledge of the entire operations process
  • Investment firms' counter parties at banks
  • Clearing corporation and depository staff
  • Employees of regulatory agencies
  • Institutional client personnel
  • Industry vendors' employees
Inside Canada's Securities Industry - Level II
The benefit to the student is:
  • Comprehend the final step of the"life of a trade" - settlement processing
  • Thorough understanding of the foundations of the back office: Stock Record, General Ledger and Brokerage Accounting
  • Describe how products are financed and the alternatives available
  • Thoroughly comprehend margining concepts
Inside Canada's Securities Industry - Level II
Note:  Location of classes will be confirmed closer to the date of the course.

The instructor will be announced prior to course delivery.

Inside Canada's Securities Industry - Level II