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BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – January 2016

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/5/2016 10:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup. We cover British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organizations’ decisions when pertinent. From time-to-time, we also cover criminal cases related to our decisions or investigations. This Enforcement... Read more

Category: Enforcement

RRSP Deadline is Coming Up

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/1/2016 2:15:00 PM | 0 Comment

This year's deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is February 29. 2016... Read more

Category: Planning,Products

Manitoba Securities Commission Alert and Three New Additions to BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/29/2016 2:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia (BC) investors by publishing an Investment Caution List.... In this blog post, we discuss an alert published by the Manitoba Securities Commission and highlight three names... Read more

Category: Warning

CSA Launches National Registration Search Campaign

Posted by awalker at 1/11/2016 12:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

You’ve heard it before. Maybe from your dad, a co-worker, or a close friend: “I’ve got a guy.” And, while you may be inclined to use the professional services of someone recommended to you by a friend or relative... Read more

Category: Advisors,Planning,Financial literacy,Research

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - December 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/8/2016 12:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights securities law decisions related to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organizations’ decisions when pertinent. From time-to-time, we also... Read more

Category: Enforcement

Happy Holidays from the BCSC

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 12/14/2015 11:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

The BCSC would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season and encourage you to join us in supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, with a little help from the kids of our Smarter Investor campaign. Launched... Read more

Category: Misc.

NASAA Alert: Third-Party Asset Recovery Firms

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 12/10/2015 11:05:00 AM | 0 Comment

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is warning investors about third-party asset recoveryschemes. The NASAA advisory urges investors to use caution if approached by companies promising to help recover their money lost... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – November 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 12/3/2015 11:40:00 AM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Enforcement

BCSC InvestRight’s New Online Complaint Form

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/27/2015 10:35:00 AM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) investigates complaints about the sale, recommendation, or marketing of securities in British Columbia (BC). In order to disrupt the actions of fraud artists, it is important that people report suspicious behavior to us as... Read more

Category: Education,Enforcement

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - October 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/19/2015 1:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Education,Enforcement

Personality Matters When it Comes to Investing

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/3/2015 8:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today released the Smarter Investor Study [link to study], national research that examines client-advisor relationships in Canada, and introduces a new lens for understanding how personality affects Canadians’ investment decisions. The study identified five... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy,Research

Investor Alert: Canadian Securities Regulators issue warning about messaging applications being used to entice investors

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/20/2015 1:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan are warning the public about fraudulent stock promotions that use popular smart phone messaging applications like WhatsApp to generate investor interest. Like... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - September 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/16/2015 11:15:00 AM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Enforcement

Canadian securities regulators encourage checking registration before investing

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/6/2015 1:50:00 PM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are kicking off Investor Education Month this October by encouraging investors to check the registration of any firm or individual selling securities or offering advice.
... Read more

Category: Advisors,Education

New video shows teachers how to teach Planning 10: Finances to their students

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/2/2015 10:35:00 AM | 0 Comment

Why teach financial life skills?... Many students currently leaving high school – and many adults – have weak financial life skills. Also, they have little knowledge of the financial realities they’ll face. Result: Many make costly mistakes, and are... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

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