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Jeff Kehoe, director of enforcement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), is leaving his role at the end of February.

Kehoe has been leading the enforcement division since late 2016, when he joined the OSC after industry and capital markets experience that included enforcement roles with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

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OSC spokesperson JP Vecsi said in an emailed statement that Kehoe “has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to protecting Ontario’s investors and pursuing bad actors.”

“We wish Jeff the best for the next stage in his career and thank him for his service to the commission,” Vecsi added.

While the search for a successor takes place, OSC executive director Leslie Byberg will oversee enforcement.

Milestones during Kehoe’s tenure include developing the commission’s whistleblower program, which was created in 2016, and the greater use of no-contest settlement agreements that initially allowed for several major cases to be settled.

There also have been efforts to bring enforcement cases against unregistered crypto firms, a novel area that regulators have been grappling with.

Other notable moves

  • Anik Lanthier has joined Richter Family Office as chief investment officer, a newly created role. Richter Family Office, which offers business advisory and family office services, was founded in Montreal in 2000 and also has a Toronto office. (Parent company Richter, where Lanthier was named a partner, was founded in 1926.) Lanthier brings 25 years of industry experience, a release said, including nearly 15 years with pension investment manager PSP Investments. Richter also said it’s expanding in Toronto with the appointment of Joe Triolo, coming from EY, as a partner. The firm is also appointing vice-presidents Nancy Tavoukdjian and Nicolas Ravary-Cossette to partner roles in Montreal.
  • The Campbell Germain Advisory Group has joined National Bank Financial’s Edmonton office, coming from Richardson Wealth. The team members are: wealth advisor and portfolio managers Rob Campbell and Jon Germain, plus wealth associate Gina Freeland and associates Sofia Oleksyn and Taylor Thursby. Campbell began working in the industry in 1999 while Germain started in 2010, with both getting their start at CIBC Wood Gundy.

-With files from James Langton

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Correction: Nancy Tavoukdjian and Nicolas Ravary-Cossette were appointed to partner roles at Richter in Montreal, not Toronto, as an earlier version of this article stated.