A fundamental rule of Canada’s financial markets is that every person who invests in the securities of publicly traded companies must have equal access to information that could influence his or her investment decisions.
In order to build public confidence in market integrity, material information on the business or affairs of a reporting issuer, like iA Financial Group, must be disclosed simultaneously and in a timely manner to all market participants.
Our Securities Trading Policy establishes, among other things, certain rules regarding transactions and trades in the company’s securities by insiders and employees.
In addition, our Code of Business Conduct stipulates that in the course of their duties, employees who have access to privileged information or material information that has not yet been made public must not, on their own behalf or on behalf of friends, relatives or related companies, trade in securities using such information or otherwise use such information before it has been fully disclosed to the public and sufficient time has elapsed to allow for the dissemination thereof.
Moreover, certain persons, because of their functions and the information to which they have access, are subject to trading blackout periods on the company’s securities.