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TMX Exchange IQ Presents: Understanding Canadian Capital Markets

What causes trading volatility?

What motivates sellers? Why is your stock being shorted?

What's the difference between High Frequency Trading and Algorithms?

With nearly twenty years experience in the equity trading field, TMX Senior Account Manager Graham MacKenzie understands the motivations that underlie these trading phenomena. With help from the Exchange Staff, Graham will explore aspects of the Canadian Capital Market landscape through the perspective of the investor. The objective is to help TSX and TSXV Issuers demystify the impact these mechanics have on their stock.

Learn the basics of equity trading, the various players, and the market structure within which capital moves through the system. The workshop will also cover how issuers can utilize the TSX Company Service platform to equip themselves with the tools to obtain relevant insights into their stock's performance.

Who Should attend?

  • IRO's
  • CFO's
  • CEO's
  • Lawyers
  • Corporate Secretaries
  • Corporate Development

Workshop Details:

  • Registration begins at 8:30 am
  • Half-day workshop
  • All program materials are provided
  • Continental breakfast provided


Presenter Bio:

Graham MacKenzie joined the TMX in 2016 as a Senior Account Manager. His responsibilities include managing the TSX's relationship with the big five Canadian banks. Graham is a former equity trader with nearly 20 years of experience, including most recently Head of Canadian Trading Desk at Liquidnet Canada.

Graham was a pioneer in the Canadian portfolio trading business. Before joining Liquidnet, Graham worked at CIBC as Executive Director, Equity Markets where his responsibilities included Portfolio Trading, Head of the Retail Execution Services and Retail Block Trading desks. Prior to CIBC, Graham worked at RBC Capital Markets as Director, Global Equities. At both CIBC and RBC, Graham was responsible for managing their corporate trading relationships where he advised issuers on corporate buybacks, building toehold positions and disposing minority stakes. He began his trading career as an options trader on the floor of the TSX with RBC.

Graham and his wife, Michèle, are the founders of Ready, Set, Play Children's Charity. A Toronto based charity that provides funding for underprivileged children to participate in recreational sports and dance.