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Brokerage industry mulls ending monopoly on training

Canada’s brokerage industry regulator is pondering an overhaul of the course and exam requirements for people working in the financial sector, launching a review that could lead to a break up of the educational monopoly of the Canadian Securities Institute.

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), which regulates brokerage and investment firms, has asked for public comments on whether it should consider changing how it conducts education and exams to license workers in the industry.