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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

BCSC InvestRight renews campaign to fraud-proof BC adults

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 11/6/2014 12:25:00 PM | 0 Comment

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new BeFraudAware campaign with the Fraudster Fighter video and contest. This is the second phase of our long-term social marketing campaign to raise awareness about the warning signs of investment... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

New Video: Titles and Designations

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/31/2014 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

Last week we blogged about the video Informed Investing: Investment Fees, that we launched on October 9 to supplement the Guide to Investing: How to be an Empowered Investor. This week we are featuring the video Informed Investing: Titles and... Read more

Category: Advisors,Education

In Your Community - November 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/31/2014 10:00:00 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: Understanding Investment Fees

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/24/2014 2:55:00 PM | 0 Comment

On October 9, BCSC InvestRight announced the launch of a new investor education video that supplements the Guide to Investing: How to be an Empowered Investor. The video, Informed Investing: Investment Fees, provides background information on investment fees and how... Read more

Category: Advisors,Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - September 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/16/2014 11:10:00 AM | 0 Comment

In September, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued four enforcement decisions and one settlement agreement. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) did not release any decisions or settlement agreements... Read more

Category: Education,Enforcement

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