Chief Regulatory Officer
Brief info

Jack J. Bensimon was previously the CEO/Board Director of Epcylon Technologies Inc. (US: PRFC), a public company based in Toronto, ON and a reporting issuer with the SEC. Epcylon developed and distributed proprietary, sentiment-based securities trading analytics software for global capital markets.  He is a Managing Director of Black Swan Diagnostics Inc., a regulatory compliance advisory firm in the downtown Toronto financial district. Jack is an investor and board member in various technology companies.

Jack is a seasoned securities law / banking law professional in the securities industry. Through Black Swan Diagnostics Inc., he advises banks, broker-dealers, fixed income dealers, MSBs, ATS, regulators, trust and insurance companies, Portfolio Managers, Exempt Market Dealers, Investment Fund Managers, mutual fund dealers, energy companies, fintech companies, robo advisers, software providers, blockchain companies, cannabis platforms and issuers. He has registered various entities with the OSC/IIROC, spanning PM/IFM/EMD licenses. He also provides ongoing and interim CCO/CAMLO regulatory compliance services to different types of regulated financial entities.

Jack is an advisor to blockchain companies, crypto exchanges, traditional stock exchanges, and software providers in Canada, US, UK, Caribbean, Australia and Ukraine in providing counsel on pre-sale, ICO, to post-ICO on regulatory compliance issues for token sales and distributions. He is also a co-founder of the Blockchain Exchange Commission (BEC), an industry trade association based in New York, NY.

He has testified as an expert Anti-Money Laundering (AML) witness for a major banking litigation case before the Canadian Competition Tribunal in Ottawa. Jack has also been featured in National Post articles relating to regulatory compliance thought leadership.

Jack chairs the Technion Canada Endowment Fund on behalf of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, a leading engineering university/medical school, with investment returns funding innovative lab projects.

Jack teaches in the graduate program, MFacc (Masters in Financial Accountability) – Legal and Regulatory Compliance for Accountability and Good Governance, part-time at York University, School of Administrative Studies, to graduate students.

Jack is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law, and completed both his General LLM and Securities Law LLM at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Jack is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business, in a graduate program in investment management. He completed his B.A. (Hon), Economics/Math, University of Toronto.

Jack is an avid cyclist in taking trips to Mediterranean Europe in the summer. He is active in other sports and exercise activities.

Jack’s Formal Project Roles

  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Attorney
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Organizational Structure

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