Speaker Date Topic
Richard Carleton (@ Grand Luxe) Dec 01, 2022 12:30 PM
Canada’s Public Equities Markets: Challenges and Opportunities (click Richard's name for details)

Tickets for attendees are $30 pp. Please bring exact change or a cheque.

RSVP for numbers to Bill King (lyonrex@rogers.com) by Sunday, November 27.

Richard Carleton was appointed CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange in July 2011.  During his tenure, Richard and the CSE team have positioned the exchange to take a leading role in the provision of public capital to entrepreneurial companies; since 2014, the CSE has set a series of records for new listings, capital raised by issuers and trading turnover.  An early advocate for the cannabis industry, the CSE is the global exchange leader in the sector.  Recognized by the Financial Post Magazine as one of Canada’s “25 Cannabis Industry Power Players”, and a recipient of the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp’s “Captain of Industry” Award in November 2018, Richard is a frequent speaker on early-stage company finance issues around the world. 

In addition to his responsibilities with the CSE, Richard is a director of two private companies: Tetra Trust Company, Canada’s first qualified custodian for cryptocurrency assets, and Blue Ocean ATS, LLC, a US broker dealer which operates an ATS providing after hours trading in US equities.  Richard is also a member of two not-for-profit boards:  the Empire Club of Canada, and the Private Capital Markets Association.  He was also recently named to the Ontario Securities Commission’s “Market Structure Advisory Committee”. 

A member of the Law Society of Ontario since 1987, Richard is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (B.A. ’81) and the University of Toronto (LL.B. ’85). He has also completed the executive development programme at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  


Zoom meeting Dec 08, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Bill King (contact person) Dec 15, 2022 12:30 PM
Holiday season lunch in support of the Salvation Army (click on Bill's name for details)

This is traditionally a really fun event. You are encouraged to invite friends, relatives and members of other clubs - all are welcome.

Tickets for attendees are $60 per person.

It is suggested that you bring two cheques, one for tickets and the other (optional), a donation to the Salvation Army made out to The Rotary Club of Willowdale with Salvation Army in the message line.

Please RSVP for numbers to Bill King lyonrex@rogers.com or 416-223-4646). Final numbers are needed by Sunday, December 11.

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