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Laura Howitt, CFA

Compliance Consultant

Chartered Financial Analyst

B.Comm., Finance and Economics, University of Western Ontario

M.B.A., Smith School of Business, Queen's University

About Laura

Laura is the founder of SGD Compliance Consulting and has over 15 years of experience in the securities industry including regulatory audit experience from her various roles in the Market Regulation Division of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC). Laura was involved in numerous compliance reviews and examinations at the ASC, including participating in Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and joint reviews with other jurisdictions. Prior to her work at the ASC, Laura was an Associate at a wealth management firm that services high-net-worth investors and a Mutual Fund Analyst at a global investment management organization.

Laura currently serves as a Board Member on the Canadian Advocacy Council.  She served as a Board Member and Secretary on the Canadian Investment Performance Committee (CIPC) and participated as a member on the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) - Verification Oversight working group. Laura was also a Board Member on the Calgary CFA Society.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Economics from the University of Western Ontario, an M.B.A. from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University and she is a CFA charterholder.  Laura has received the Certificate in Investment Performance Management (CIPM) from the CFA Institute, holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation, and completed the Chief Compliance Officers Qualifying Examination.