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Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
Commission des
valeurs mobilières
de l'Ontario

May 16, 2013

OSC Announces Agenda for Roundtable Discussion of CSA Discussion Paper and
Request for Comment 81-407 Mutual Fund Fees

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the final agenda, discussion topics, and list of panellists for its roundtable on Friday, June 7, 2013, which will further explore and discuss the issues identified in CSA Discussion Paper and Request for Comment 81-407 Mutual Fund Fees. This initial roundtable will explore topics that reflect the major themes emerging from the comment letters received in response to the Discussion Paper and will help inform next steps on these issues, including the direction of further possible consultation.

Announced on March 19, 2013, the roundtable will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 22nd floor of the OSC’s offices, located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

The roundtable will feature three panels representing investors, various segments of the mutual fund industry and other financial industry stakeholders. As indicated previously, panellists have been selected based on comment letters submitted in response to the Discussion Paper. Panel topics include:

  1. The role embedded compensation plays in access to advice for small retail investors in the Canadian market.
  2. The nature and scope of the services received for trailing commissions.
  3. The impact of current disclosure initiatives and whether regulatory action beyond disclosure is warranted at this time.

Panellists will each have an opportunity to provide brief opening remarks, which will then be followed by general discussion and questions from OSC Commissioners. Any interested parties wishing to attend the roundtable are asked to send an email with full contact details to: to confirm their attendance. Space is limited. It is expected that a transcript will be posted to the OSC website following completion of the roundtable.

The agenda and schedule of panel participants is as follows:


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