Mario Albert was appointed President and CEO of the Québec Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in February 2011.
Mr. Albert joined the AMF in 2007 as Superintendent, Distribution. In 2009, he also assumed responsibility for the agency’s institutional affairs, including communications, research and strategic monitoring. Since February 2010, Mr. Albert has also overseen AMF Client Services, supervising activities pertaining to investor education and awareness programs, fraud victim compensation programs, and complaint examination.
Since his arrival at the AMF, Mario Albert has been involved in numerous initiatives related to securities and insurance, in particular, the implementation of the pan-Canadian registration regime for securities dealers and advisers. In addition to leading consultations to harmonize Québec’s new rules governing the conduct of mutual fund representatives with those applicable elsewhere in Canada, he ensured the updating of career eligibility requirements for insurance representatives. As well, he was tasked with modernizing and integrating the AMF’s business systems (MISA project).
Prior to joining the AMF, Mario Albert was Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for budget policy and economics at the Québec Finance Ministry, where he was primarily responsible for co-ordinating budget preparation. Mr. Albert also served at Finance Canada, mainly as head of economic forecasting.