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Talking Money and Finances with Your Children

Posted by Ken 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: Education,Financial literacy

Teaching Money Concepts to Kids

Posted by Eric at 8/14/2014 1:10:00 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: Planning,Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – July 2014

Posted by Eric 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: Advisors,Scams,Education,Research

New disclosure required for debt securities

Posted by Brenda B at 8/1/2014 12:30:00 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: Advisors,Products,Education

Investing in a Start-Up: Risk Analysis

Posted by Eric 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,Research

In Your Community - August 2014

Posted by Eric 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: Education,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: Advisors,Products,Education

Eight new additions to the BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by Eric 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... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

Be vigilant when answering e-mail subscription requests

Posted by Ken 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: Scams,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 invest... Read more

Category: Advisors,Enforcement

In Your Community - July 2014

Posted by Eric at 7/2/2014 9:00:00 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

New video: Investing in the private placement market

Posted by Ken at 6/26/2014 10:55:00 AM | 0 Comment

Today we are launching a new video to help investors understand BC’s private placement market. This short video walks you through a few things that you need to think about when considering a private placement investment.  It also highlights... Read more

Category: Planning,Education,Financial literacy

Financial Exploitation: Empowering BC Seniors

Posted by Ken at 6/19/2014 11:10:00 AM | 0 Comment

Financial exploitation – consumer fraud, investment fraud, scams and identity theft – is one of the most reported forms of elder abuse. This blog post aims to empower seniors by illustrating the services that are available to them if they... Read more

Category: Education

CSA Investor Alert: Caution urged for those looking to invest in medical marijuana stocks

Posted by Ken at 6/16/2014 11:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is urging investors to be cautious when considering investing in medical marijuana stocks. A significant number of reporting issuers have announced their intention to begin growing and selling medical marijuana, in conjunction with new regulations... Read more

Category: Alert

Fund Facts for mutual funds

Posted by Ken at 6/13/2014 2:15:00 PM | 0 Comment

As of June 13, 2014, dealers must send a Fund Facts document to investors within two days of buying a mutual fund.  They no longer are required to send a prospectus... Read more

Category: Products

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