The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) has appointed Frédéric Pérodeau as superintendent, client services and distribution oversight. He will take up his position on Jan. 22, 2018.

AMF client services and distribution oversight supervises the activities of representatives and firms in the insurance and financial planning sectors. The division administers the rules governing eligibility for and pursuit of distribution activities while issuing certificates to individuals and registering firms. It is also responsible for helping financial services consumers as well as the AMF Information Centre, in addition to supervising the activities of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages and the Chambre de la sécurité financière and administering the Fonds d’indemnisation des services financiers.

Pérodeau joined the AMF in 2012. Previously, he was senior director, investigations, at the regulator. He also chaired the enforcement committee at the umbrella group of regulators, the Canadian Securities Administrators , and chaired the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. Before joining the AMF, he was legal counsel at SNC-Lavalin and a partner at McCarthy Tétrault.

“I am confident that, given his wealth of experience, strategic vision, leadership and considerable communication skills, Frédéric will quickly engage with and be attentive to the sector’s various stakeholders,” says Louis Morisset, president and CEO of the AMF, in a statement.