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Know Your Product


Lesson 1: What is "KYP"?

  • Section 1: What "Know Your Product" Means
  • Section 2: The Gatekeeper Role
  • Section 3:
    • New Product Risks
    • Derivatives
    • Case Study: Barings Bank

Lesson 2: Case Study: Asset-Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP)

Lesson 3: Due Diligence and Registration Exemptions

  • Section 1: IIROC Standards for Product Due Diligence
  • Section 2:
    • Implications for Referral Arrangements
    • Case Study: Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc.
  • Section 3: National Instrument 45-106: Prospectus and Registration Exemptions
  • Section 4: Suitability and Due Diligence Expectations
  • Section 5: Appendix 1: The U.S. Regulatory Perspective

Lesson 4: Best Practices for KYP

  • Section 1: Best Practices for Product Due Diligence
  • Section 2: Ask the Right Questions!
  • Section 3: IIROC’s Survey of Best Practices

Lesson 5: Conclusions and Implications

Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 20
Passing Grade 60%*
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Enrolment Period 6 months

* IMPORTANT: There is no maximum to the number of quiz attempts permitted, but only the first passing grade (60% or over) will appear on official web transcript.

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