Prema Thiele is a Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She is a native of Saskatoon and received her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Ms. Thiele practices corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities law and mergers and acquisitions. She has advised several foreign and domestic investment advisers, investment fund (including pooled fund, ETF, hedge fund and mutual fund) managers, and dealers in respect of carrying on business in Canada, offering investment funds in Canada and registration under provincial securities legislation, anti-money laundering compliance, as well as developing and assessing compliance procedures and practices relating to regulatory and internal policy requirements. She is a regular speaker at conferences on compliance and registration matters affecting capital markets participants. She was appointed in 2015 to a second term by the Ontario Securities Commission as a member of the OSC’s Registrant Advisory Committee. She was selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (for Mutual Funds Law and for Securities Law), and recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2011 Toronto Mutual Funds Lawyer of the Year and recognized in the 2016 Chambers Canada Leading Lawyers for Business (for Investment Funds).
Andrew Ma is the Chief Compliance Officer at Picton Mahoney Asset Management. Prior to joining Picton Mahoney, Andrew was Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management at Sprott Asset Management LP and led the compliance and risk management functions at Sprott. Andrew has over ten years of experience in the investment industry in various operational, compliance, risk management, and external audit roles. As a volunteer, Andrew also leads the Toronto chapter of a global risk management association as its Regional Director.
Neville is the Chief Compliance Officer at WealthBar, a Vancouver based digital portfolio manager. WealthBar provides a unique approach to wealth management, using technology to deliver low cost advice and an engaging client experience.
Neville joined WealthBar in 2013 as the company was launching. His responsibilities include monitoring, analyzing and implementing advances in technology, financial innovation and regulation. He believes the integrity of capital markets and client protection can be enhanced through the application of technology and regulation.
Neville’s experience prior to joining WealthBar encompasses compliance, portfolio management, investment product development, operations, research and analysis.