Hugo Lacroix

Hugo Lacroix

Superintendent, Securities Markets

Autorité des marchés financiers

Biography

Hugo Lacroix joined the Autorité des marchés financiers in September 2011 and has served as Superintendent, Securities Markets since January 2019.

 

A member of the AMF’s Executive Committee, he leads a team of some 100 employees tasked with ensuring the application of the regulations applicable to derivatives, the public offerings and continuous disclosure obligations of corporations and investment funds, and take-over and issuer bids. The team also oversees the Québec activities of market structures, including exchanges and clearing houses, and is responsible for oversight of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

 

Mr. Lacroix participates in a variety of national and international forums and is regularly invited to speak to stakeholders on regulatory matters pertaining to the capital markets. He sits on the Policy Coordination Committee of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), which is responsible for efforts to modernize and harmonize securities and derivatives regulations in Canada. He is also a member of the Sustainable Finance Task Force of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

 

Mr. Lacroix, who holds a Bachelor of Laws and is a member of the Québec Bar, began his career working as legal counsel and chief compliance officer at various financial institutions and asset management firms. This experience gave him a strong sense of business ethics, which he further honed by obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Applied Ethics.