John Christofilos takes the helm at Canadian Security Traders Association

The AGF CTO will spearhead CSTA’s three-fold mission

John Christofilos takes the helm at Canadian Security Traders Association

The Canadian Security Traders Association has named John Christofilos, Chief Trading Officer of AGF Investments Inc., as its new president beginning August 20, 2022.

Christofilos will continue to hold his position and duties at AGF while also acting as an active representative of the CSTA.

He serves as the CSTA's point of contact with all of its affiliates and the Security Traders Association (STA), which is based in the United States, as it pursues its three-fold mission to:

  • Encourage and uphold higher ethical and professional standards among all those who buy, sell, or trade securities, wherever they may be located;
  • Maintain contact with self-regulatory groups, local and national governments, and their departments regarding the regulation of the markets where securities are traded;
  • Encourage cooperation across all sectors of the global securities industry in order to improve free and open markets for the mutual benefit of its membership and in the best interests of both foreign and domestic investors.

"I'm honored to be named CSTA President and excited to serve as a national voice and advocate for its affiliate trading organizations across Canada,” said John Christofilos. “Trading is foundational to our securities markets and promoting strong ethics and business practices among market participants – as well as free and open access – is essential for markets to function properly.”

AGF recognizes the significance of contributing to the industry by helping to support and shape its development. In addition to having members from the company on numerous boards, committees, and working groups, AGF employees are encouraged to join professional organizations and associations.

“As a longtime market participant and CSTA member, I look forward to taking on a more active role in supporting the Association as it carries out its mission,” Christofilos added. 

“As Chairman, I’m pleased to welcome John on behalf of the CSTA.  We look forward to working with him to maintain our excellent relationships with regulators, marketplaces, vendors and of course, members,” Paula Sexsmith, CSTA Chair, said. “As the public face of the CSTA, John’s enthusiasm for capital markets and advocacy for our industry will be beneficial to the Association and provide value for years to come.”