IIAC adds new members to industry hall of famepar Andrew Rickard | July 15 2016 09:45AM
Ian Russell | Photo: IIAC
The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is adding six people to its Investment Industry Hall of Fame; three of the appointments are posthumous.
IIAC's hall of fame pays tribute to people who have played an important role in the development and growth of Canada's investment industry and capital markets. On July 14, IIAC announced that this year’s class of inductees includes:
- J. Brian Aune, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Nesbitt Thomson
- Jim W. Davidson, the co-founder and executive chairman of FirstEnergy Capital
- Doug Steiner, the chief executive officer of Evree and the former chairman and chief executive officer of E*TRADE Canada
There are also three posthumous inductions:
- Latham C. Burns, the former president and chief executive officer of Burns Fry
- J. Ross LeMesurier, the former vice chairman and head of corporate finance at Wood Gundy
- Austin G. E. Taylor, the former chairman and chief executive officer of McLeod, Young, Weir
“This year’s inductees left an indelible mark on the investment industry and capital markets in Canada. They built and led innovative businesses that continue to play a key role in the development and growth of today’s industry,” says IIAC president and CEO Ian Russell. “Their induction is a testament to their accomplishments and to their integrity, leadership and contribution to their communities.”
This year’s inductees will be formally recognized at a gala dinner on October 27 at the Delta Toronto hotel.