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Welcome to the PCMA Media Room - a media resource with the latest news and information about the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (*formerly the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada). 


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New exempt market professionals course launches, Investment Executive, March 31, 2016

Exempt-market investing limitations, Investment Executive, March 2016

B.C. regulator uses computer model to find red flags in exempt market, The Globe and Mail, January 18, 2016



PCMA names new executive director, Investment Executive, December 17, 2015

Regulation: The skinny on exempt markets, Investment Executive, August 20, 2015

PCMA honours deals of the yearInvestment Executive, May 25, 2015

Blue Mountain Resorts sale wins PCMA’s private M&A Deal of the Year, the PE HUB, May 25, 2015

Suitability is critical in private investmentsInvestment Executive, May 20, 2015

‘No immediate plans’ to bring case against U.S. over Volcker rule: Oliver, the Globe and Mail, May 19, 2015

Exempt Markets: What you don’t know can hurt you, Wealth Professional, March 13, 2015


GreenSky and the seeding of Smart Energy Instruments, Reuters peHUB, June 23, 2014
Are your clients as wealthy as they claim?, June 5, 2014
At private markets conference, Risley calls for more money. 2014 deal award winners announced, the Globe and Mail, June 3, 2014
OM investment caps necessary for investor protection: OSC. Panel debates caps’ impact on suitability, Investment Executive, June 2, 2014
Capital markets evolving with proposed prospectus exemptions: Wetston, Investment Executive, June 2, 2014
Wealth Professionals Hot List 2014 featuring Geoffrey Ritchie, PCMA Executive Director, May 2014
Exempt Market Dealers Association Changes Name,, March 19, 2014
EMDA gets new name, Benefits Canada, March 19, 2014
Equity Crowdfunding: A Brave New Market? Calgary Herald, March 19, 2014
What’s in a name? Wealth Professionals, March 19, 2014
Private Capital Markets Association of Canada name reflects membership and mandate, Investment Executive, March 19, 2014
Regulators propose tighter rules for 'exempt market’,, February 28, 2014
Regulators propose tighter rules for ‘exempt market’, the Globe and Mail, February 27, 2014

Marsha Gerhart gives tips on KYC, KYP and suitability for registrants at the 2013 EMDA Exempt Market Dealers conference in Toronto on May 2, 2013, Investment Executive, May 2, 2013
Exempt market "too important” to ignore: OSC chairman, Investment Executive, May 2, 2013
Regulators urged to harmonize exempt market rules, Investment Executive, May 2, 2013
EMDA announces winners of 2013 awards,, May 2, 2013

EMDA announces Deal of the Year winners, Investment Executive, May 1, 2013

Regulators struggle with crowdfunding model, the Lawyers Weekly, April 19 2013

Why good service can bite you, March 26, 2013,

EMDs and portfolio managers are against being forced to use OBSI as their dispute-resolution mechanism, Investment Executive, March 1, 2013


OSC’s new Registrant Advisory Committee, National Post, December 13, 2012

OSC Announces Registrant Advisory Committee Members,, December 13, 2012

OSC Announces Registrant Advisory Committee Members, Yahoo! Finance, December 13, 2012
OSC announces Registrant Advisory Committee members, Investment Executive, December 13, 2012

Exempt Market Course to be updated,, November 16, 2012
EMDA, IFIC to re-design exempt market education, Investment Executive, November 15, 2012
EMDA launches continuing education series, Investment Executive, September 2012

OSC announces exempt market advisory committee members, Investment Executive, September 2012

David Gilkes, Vice Chairman of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA) says OSC should alert the public about client calling policy, Investment Executive, June 2012.

Geoffrey Ritchie discusses what advisors need to know about exempt market products at the 2012 EMDA conference in Toronto, Investment Executive, June 2012.

David Kaufman, president of exempt market dealer Westcourt Capital Corp., says regulators and dealers must work together to identify dealers who are not playing by the rules and support those who are, Investment Executive, June 2012

Why good service can bite you,, June 2012

Exempt market dealers pleased with broader scope of OSC review, Investment Executive, June 2012

EMDA calls on regulator to actively publicize new policy, Investment Executive, June 2012

First EMDA award winners announced, Proactive Investors, June 2012

Industry awards recognize exempt market business leaders in Canada, Investment Executive, June 2012

Ontario Securities Commission to review exempt market regime after calls for expansion, Reuters, June 2012

EMDA Awards, Investment Executive, May 2012

New award celebrates the exempt market,, May 2012


The exempt market is big, unbridled and full of opportunity – but it’s not for the faint of heart, Golden Girl Finance, April 2012

Exempt market dealers struggling with compliance obligations, Investment Executive, March 2012

EMDA seeks input on exempt market review, Investment Executive, February 2012

Stepping up for exempt-market dealers, Investment Executive, November 2011
New rules to reshape exempt-securities market, Investment Executive, September 2010

Speeches by the Honourable Mr. Howard Wetston, Chair & CEO, Ontario Securities Commission at the PCMA Annual Conferences

June 2, 2014

Speech at the Third Annual 2014 PCMA Private Capital Markets Conference

May 2, 2013

Speech at the Second Annual Exempt Market Conference