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Focus on Seniors Forum in Surrey

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 9/19/2014 9:20:00 AM | 0 Comment

On Saturday, September 13, BCSC InvestRight took part in the Focus on Seniors Forum at the City of Surrey Seniors Centre, hosted for the Punjabi community. The goal of the forum was to address the important issues of elder abuse... Read more

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BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – August 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 9/12/2014 8:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

In August, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued one notice of hearing, three enforcement decisions, and a news release about reciprocal orders against three individuals. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) did... Read more

Category: Enforcement

Planning 10: Finances Now on InvestRight

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 9/10/2014 10:30:00 AM | 0 Comment

We are excited to announce a newly redesigned version of the British Columbia Securities Commission’s (BCSC) Planning 10: Finances online resource, which is now a part of InvestRight.org... Read more

Category: Education

Long Weekend Back-to-School Shopping

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 8/29/2014 10:35:00 AM | 0 Comment

In preparation for back-to-school shopping this year, prepare a list and a budget in advance and make sure you stay within its constraints. ... Read more

Category: Planning,Education,Financial literacy

In Your Community - September 2014

Posted by cchan at 8/29/2014 4:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of steps they should take to... Read more

Category: Education,Seminars and outreach

Talking Money and Finances with Your Children

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 8/21/2014 1:25:00 PM | 0 Comment

According to an Ipsos Reid poll on Canadians' financial habits, only 18% of British Columbia parents speak with their children about money, finances, budgets and savings. In comparison, 44% of Canadian parents say they have broached the topic with their... Read more

Category: Planning,Education

Teaching Money Concepts to Kids

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 8/14/2014 10:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

Understanding how and why to save money, is one of the most important lessons that children need to learn. It is never too early to start teaching children about money. When they are young, you can teach them the difference... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – July 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 8/7/2014 2:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

In July, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued seven notices of hearing and seven enforcement decisions. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) released one enforcement decision and three settlement agreements relating to BC residents. The Mutual Fund Dealers... Read more

Category: Enforcement

New Disclosure Required for Debt Securities

Posted by Brenda B at 8/1/2014 12:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

Last week we talked about the new fee disclosure, including specifically disclosure for purchases of mutual funds that came into effect on July 15, 2014, under the Client Relationship Model 2. New disclosure for purchasers of debt securities came into... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

Investing in a Start-Up: Risk Analysis

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/31/2014 4:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

Some investors have done very well investing in start-up businesses in the private placement market. This is because these investors have done their homework and learned that the company has a good business plan, excellent management and a product that... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

In Your Community - August 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/31/2014 8:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of steps they should take to... Read more

Category: Seminars and outreach

New fee disclosure required for mutual funds, scholarship plans, and other securities

Posted by Brenda B at 7/24/2014 8:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

As of July 15, 2014, under the Client Relationship Model 2, several new requirements apply to advisors in how they deal with you. What this means is that before accepting an order from you, your advisor must disclose the fees... Read more

Category: Products,Education,Financial literacy

Eight new additions to the BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/18/2014 12:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) continues to proactively help protect British Columbia investors by publishing an Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we highlight some of the entities that came to our Enforcement Division’s attention over the past few... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

Be vigilant when answering e-mail subscription requests

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/10/2014 11:15:00 AM | 0 Comment

You may have noticed your e-mail inbox filling up with consent forms from companies and organizations that are conforming to the federal government’s new anti-spam legislation, which came into effect on July 1, 2014. This legislation, known as the Canadian... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – June 2014

Posted by Brenda B at 7/4/2014 8:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

In June, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued one notice of hearing, five enforcement decisions, and two settlement agreements. The BCSC, as a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, also issued one Investor Alert urging caution for those looking to... Read more

Category: Enforcement

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