Mutual Funds Working Group (MFWG)

Overview

The Mutual Funds Working Group (“MFWG”) has been mandated to identify all operational issues/obstacles related to Mutual Funds within Canada’s move from a settlement period of three days (T+3) to two days (T+2).

The Canadian T+2 initiative is being coordinated in concert with the United States.  The joint Canadian-American implementation date is targeted for Q3-2017.

Composition

The MFWG membership is open to individuals representing firms and organizations with an interest in the T+2 initiative.  These firms and organizations include the manufacturers, broker-dealers, associations, service providers, industry utilities, self-regulatory organizations, and regulatory bodies.  New members may join the MFWG at any point.

Reporting Structure

The MFWG reports to the CCMA T+2 Steering Committee (“T2SC”) via the MFWG Chair.

Responsibilities

The MFWG will:

  • identify, describe and document all operational Mutual Funds issues including systems, processes and procedures related to the move to T+2;
  • achieve industry consensus on proposed solutions, action plans and timelines for all open issues, including the determination of testing criteria/requirements;
  • assign responsibility for issues;
  • provide ongoing communication to the T2SC, tracking issues through to completion; and
  • Provide additional guidance, direction, and support for T+2 operational Mutual Funds issues as requested by the T2SC.
  • Identify if sub-working groups will be required for specific issues

Governance

Meetings will be called by the Chair.  Notices calling meetings and agendas will be sent to all MFWG members.  Meetings will be minute and attendance recorded.  Meeting minutes will be tabled with the MFWG for approval.  There is no set minimum quorum requirement for meetings.  All recommendations will be forwarded to the T2SC for final approval. Minutes, decisions and issue logs of the MFWG may be posted on the CCMA website.