Investor Advisory Panel
Welcome to the homepage for the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel. Formed in August 2010, the Panel is an initiative by the OSC to enable investor concerns and voices to be represented in its rule and policy making process. Our mandate is to solicit and represent the views of investors on the Commission’s policy and rule making initiatives. In order to fulfil its mandate, the Panel will:
- Advise and comment in writing on proposed rules, policies, concept papers and discussion drafts, including the Commission’s annual Statement of Priorities;
- Consider views representative of a broad range of investors through consultation with and input from investors and organizations representing investors in formulating its advice and written submissions to the Commission;
- Bring forward for the Commission’s consideration policy issues that may emerge as a result of the Panel’s investor consultation activities and comment on the potential implications for investors posed by those issues;
- Advise and comment in writing on the effectiveness of the investor protection initiatives implemented by the Commission.
We are committed to functioning independently from the Commission and we continue to discharge our responsibilities with this objective in mind. In addition, we are committed to making our process transparent, which we accomplish by posting the agendas and minutes from each of our meetings and posting information notices from time to time to inform the investor community of the issues that we are considering and to request input from you.
The Panel recently added new members Letty Dewar and Louise Tardif. Bios of the seven current panel members are posted. We would also like to thank our former members Paul Bates and Alan Goldhar for their contribution to the Panel.
Investor outreach is a key facet of our mandate. We have convened expert panels and retail investor focus groups, consulting with retail investors, investor advocacy groups, legal experts, and securities regulators to enhance our understanding of investor interests and how these interests can be better served from policy perspective.
We greatly appreciate hearing investors’ viewpoints and thank you for your continued participation and support.Yours sincerely,
Ursula Menke, Chair, Investor Advisory Panel
Contacting the Investor Advisory Panel
You may contact the Panel by email at:
email@example.com or by writing to:Investor Advisory Panel
c/o The Investor Office
Ontario Securities Commission
20 Queen Street West, 22nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8