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Ontario Securities

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Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario

August 11, 2011

OSC Announces Investment Funds Product Advisory Committee Members for 2011-2013

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the membership of the Investment Funds Product Advisory Committee (IFPAC), a new advisory panel to the Commission.

In an environment of rapid product growth and increasingly complex investment fund products, OSC staff recognize the unique perspective market participants may have in identifying and anticipating market and product trends. The IFPAC will advise OSC staff specifically on emerging product developments and innovations occurring in the investment fund industry. The committee will discuss the impact of these developments, as well as emerging issues.  

The IFPAC will meet at least four times a year, with members serving two-year terms. Effective immediately, the committee members are:  

Ghassan (Jason) Agaby Dynamic Funds
Tom Bradley Steadyhand Investment Funds
Darren Farkas Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
Adam Felesky Horizons Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Goshka Folda Investor Economics
Kevin Gopaul BMO Asset Management
Ed Jackson RBC Capital Markets
Oliver McMahon Blackrock Asset Management Canada
Jeff Ray Manulife Investments
Mary Taylor Mackenzie Investment
Mark Yamada PUR Investing Inc.


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