Julie Paquin

  • Julie Paquin

Fonds pour l’éducation et la saine gouvernance, Autorité des marchés financiers

As a criminologist who has been passionate about the issue of financial crime since my studies, I have contributed for more than 15 years to the uncovering of fraudulent schemes through the analysis of information and investigation, within the Sûreté du Québec, at the Autorité des marchés financiers and occasionally at the Commission of Inquiry on the Construction Industry (Charbonneau Commission – CEIC). Although this work has been fascinating, the search for lasting solutions to injustices has led me more recently to explore the approach of education: in terms of prevention, we are not doing any better, and let’s face it, despite all the efforts invested, the money embezzled is rarely recovered for the victims.

Since I joined the Autorité des marchés financiers’ Fonds pour l’éducation et la saine gouvernance last fall, I have been in regular interaction with the best students and university researchers who are developing knowledge that can enlighten experts in the supervision and distribution of financial products and services and protect citizen consumers. We are also fortunate to be able to count on the work of non-profit organizations strategically positioned with clienteles likely to benefit from financial education. The challenge is daunting and the possibilities in these areas are almost infinite.

In short, I have the opportunity to closely explore approaches to improving knowledge, partnerships and citizen empowerment that I believe are a guarantee of effectiveness.

I am accustomed to communicating my ideas and experiences with enthusiasm and I am especially happy to hear you share yours with me!