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RRSP Deadline is Fast Approaching

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/27/2015 3:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

This year’s deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is March 2, 2015... Read more

Category: Advisors,Planning,Products

RRSP Season: Check out CSA's Fund Facts

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/20/2015 3:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

With the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) deadline approaching, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) Fund Facts Interactive Tool. This tool allows you to better understand the mutual funds that you are... Read more

Category: Products,Education,Financial literacy,Research

Private Company Investments – Questions to Consider

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/13/2015 2:55:00 PM | 0 Comment

As RRSP season ramps up in February, you will start seeing many advertisements for investment products. There are different investment products available to you, so you need to do your research before you make an investment decision. If you are... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy,Research

BCSC Enforcement Roundup - January 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/6/2015 3:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights all of the notable securities law decisions relating to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organization’s decisions when pertinent... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement,Financial literacy

In Your Community - February 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/2/2015 1:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Education,Financial literacy,Seminars and outreach

Social Media and Investing

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/29/2015 3:15:00 PM | 0 Comment

Social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are accessible, interactive, mediums where dialogue can take place and information shared. These tools can provide benefits for investors looking for information about investing, but it can also provide opportunities for... Read more

Category: Warning,Education,Financial literacy

Identifying Con Artists: Four questions to ask

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/22/2015 1:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

Scam artists will do anything to get at your money. They will charade as legitimate financial advisors, or attempt to sell you fictitious investment products or strategies... Read more

Category: Scams,Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - December 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/15/2015 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

In December, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued two notices of hearing and one review of an Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) panel decision. Neither the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) nor IIROC issued any decisions... Read more

Category: Enforcement

Five New Additions to BCSC's Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/8/2015 3:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia investors by publishing an Investment Caution List.... In this blog post, we highlight five names that were added to the Investment Caution List between September and December 2014. The entities... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Enforcement

Happy Holidays from BCSC InvestRight and Parkour Santa

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 12/16/2014 11:35:00 AM | 0 Comment

Happy Holidays from InvestRight, and Parkour Santa... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - November 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 12/12/2014 3:25:00 PM | 0 Comment

In November, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued one settlement agreement, four enforcement decisions, and one notice of hearing. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) issued one decision relating to a BC resident. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization... Read more

Category: Enforcement

CSA's Interactive Fund Facts Tool

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/28/2014 1:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

For Financial Literacy Month, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) launched an online Fund Facts tool that takes investors on a guided tour of a sample Fund Facts document. Investors can use this interactive tool to learn to identify a fund’s... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

In Your Community - December 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/27/2014 8:45:00 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

Protect Your Investments: Check Registration

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/20/2014 5:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

Before choosing a financial advisor or purchasing an investment, it is important to do a background check. Checking registration helps to protect investors because it confirms if the person or firm you are working with can sell investments or offer... Read more

Category: Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - October 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/14/2014 9:40:00 AM | 0 Comment

In October, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued one settlement agreement. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) issued one decision, and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) issued one penalty decision and accepted one settlement agreement... Read more

Category: Enforcement

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