Élise is often asked to interpret rules and guidelines issued by the CSA, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Chambre de la sécurité financière.
Élise’s services are also sought by clients concerning all aspects of derivatives, including negotiations with counterparties, derivatives compliance documentation and procedures (including obligations pertaining to data reporting and central clearing of OTC derivatives).
As an expert in the area of investment funds and asset management, Élise is regularly asked to deliver seminars to registrants, their representatives and independent review committees of investment funds.
Élise works to advance the Canadian portfolio management industry. She is a member of the compliance committee of the Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec and actively supports the activities of the Emerging Managers Board. Élise regularly speaks on behalf of the portfolio management and investment fund industries during CSA or SRO public consultations on new regulatory initiatives, such as CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisers, Dealers and Representatives Toward Their Clients or CSA Consultation Paper 81-408 Consultation on the Option of Discontinuing Embedded Commissions. She also participated in the drafting of Fasken’s comment letter submitted to the Canadian Securities Administrators following the joint CSA and CCIR consultation notice – Draft Regulation to amend Regulation 31–103 and Policy Statement to Regulation 31–103 – Total cost reporting for investment funds and segregated funds dated April 28, 2022.