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GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS
"Supervisor" means an individual given responsibility and authority by ICL, and approved by IIROC, to manage the activities of ICL’s other employees, partners, Directors and officers, to ensure they comply with IIROC requirements and securities legislation in conducting their and ICL’s securities-related activities.
"advertisement(s) or advertising" include television or radio commercials or commentaries, newspaper and magazine advertisements or commentaries, and any published material including materials disseminated or made available electronically promoting the business of ICL.
"sales literature" includes any written or electronic communication other than advertisements and correspondence, distributed to or made generally available to a client or potential client which includes a recommendation with respect to a security or trading strategy. Sales literature includes but is not limited to records, videotapes and similar material, market letters, research reports, circulars, promotional seminar text, telemarketing scripts and reprints or excerpts of any other sales literature or published material, but does not include preliminary prospectuses and prospectuses.
"correspondence" means any written or electronic business related communication prepared for delivery to a single current or prospective client, and not for dissemination to multiple clients or to the general public.
"trading strategy" means a broad general approach to investments including matters such as the use of specific products, leverage, frequency of trading or a method of selecting particular investments but does not include specific trade or sectoral weighting recommendations.
"research report" means any written or electronic communication that ICL has distributed or will distribute to its clients or the general public, which contains an analyst's recommendation concerning the purchase, sale or holding of a security (but shall exclude all government debt and government guaranteed debt).
An "Investment Analysis Tool" typically uses mathematical formulas and assumptions to calculate the probability of certain investment outcomes. It is an interactive technological tool that produces simulations and statistical analyses that present the likelihood of various investment outcomes if certain investments are made or certain investment strategies or styles are undertaken, thereby serving as an additional resource to investors in the evaluation of the potential risks and returns of investment choices. Investment Analysis Tools include Quant Research for the purposes of this Checklist and ICL’s Communications Policy.
"Qualified Institutional Buyer" or "QIB" refer to entities deemed to be an accredited investor for the purposes of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Rule 510 of Regulation D.