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The Capital Markets Advisory Committee (CMAC) has appointed three new members: Diego Salvador Barrero, Meghan Clark and Michael Thom.

Mr Salvador Barerro, CFA is an equity analyst at RobecoSam thematic group based in Zurich, Switzerland. He has over 10 years of investing experience having previously worked at investment groups like Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Asset Management (BBVA), Aviva and Cartesio. Mr Salvador Barerro holds a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Glasgow and IE Business School in Spain, respectively. 

Ms Clark is a Senior Equity Analyst at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).  Prior to joining NBIM, she worked in the hedge fund industry in an investment capacity; she provided accounting advisory services, primarily related to revenue recognition at one of the Big Four accounting firms; and was a research analyst at an independent equity research firm.  She began her career as a Postgraduate Technical Assistant at the US Financial Accounting Standards Board.  Ms Clark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Master of Accounting, both from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr Thom is the Managing Director for CFA Societies Canada. He provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for the organisation and acts as a vocal representative for the 12 Canadian CFA Societies and over 21,000 Canadian CFA charterholders in policy and regulatory dialogues in Canada. Through active engagement and communication with regulators, policymakers, media, and key stakeholders, Mr Thom elevates professionalism, investor interests, and the voice of Canadian charterholders. He supports and offers guidance towards policy formation and advocates to Canadian policymakers regarding financial industry regulation, development of relevant research and thought leadership, promotion of professional standards, and outreach to government and industry to build financial market integrity in Canada. Mr Thom previously had a career in capital markets and investing, most recently as an executive at a Toronto-based hedge fund manager. Mr Thom is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a CFA charterholder.

All the appointments take effect from 1 January 2024 for three years (with the option to renew each appointment for three additional years).

The CMAC is an independent advisory body established to provide the International Accounting Standards Board with regular input from an international community of users of financial statements.

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