Investors

Ontario Securities Commission
Investor Advisory Panel

Ontario
Securities
Commission


20 Queen Street West
Box 55, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
Commission des
valeurs mobilières
de l'Ontario
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2012


Invitation to Provide Advice on Commission Priorities


TORONTO – The OSC’s Investor Advisory Panel will be hosting its first webinar, which is a presentation over the internet in which participants can communicate with the presenter, on Monday, May 7th from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and would like to hear from Ontarians.

The purpose of the webinar is to inform the Panel as it prepares its letter to the Commission providing advice about issues that are important to investors and that should be priorities for the Commission in the upcoming year. “Our explicit mandate is to represent the views of Ontario’s investors in policy-making and this outreach is a first step in this process” said Professor Anita Anand, Chair of the Panel. “The webinar is a great opportunity for investors to present their views to the Panel about issues that are important to them. We look forward to hearing from individuals across Ontario.”

Individuals can register to participate in the live webinar by sending an email to iap@osc.gov.on.ca. For those who are not able to attend the live session, the webinar will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing. Information on retrieving the webinar will be posted to the website at www.osc.gov.on.ca.

The Panel welcomes comments from investors which will be considered in the Panel’s submission to the Commission. The Panel is particularly interested in receiving input about:

  • Advisers’ duties to act in their clients’ best interests
  • Disclosure of information (e.g. performance reporting)
  • Restitution for investors and improved enforcement
  • Ombuds services and dispute resolution
  • Enhancing investor protection

The Investor Advisory Panel was created in 2010 as an independent body to contribute an investor perspective to the OSC’s rule and policy making process. Additional information about the Investor Advisory Panel is available on the OSC website at www.osc.gov.on.ca.


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For Media Inquiries:     Anita Anand
Chair, Investor Advisory Panel
c/o Allan Krystie
Senior Administrator, Investor Advisory Panel

For Investor Inquiries:     Allan Krystie
Senior Administrator, Investor Advisory Panel
416-593-2189
iap@osc.gov.on.ca