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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 eaddleman 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 eaddleman 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

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

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – May 2014

Posted by eaddleman at 6/9/2014 2:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

In May, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued one notice of hearing and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) released two penalty decisions relating to BC residents... Read more

Category: Advisors,Enforcement

In Your Community - June 2014

Posted by Ken at 5/29/2014 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

Recent investor warnings relating to virtual currencies

Posted by eaddleman at 5/16/2014 9:05:00 AM | 0 Comment

In recent months, there has been extensive media coverage related to virtual currencies. The virtual currency, Bitcoin, has become a household name, and its value has fluctuated greatly since late last year. North American securities regulators have issued a number... Read more

Category: Education

Money saving tips for Mother’s Day

Posted by Ken at 5/9/2014 9:20:00 AM | 0 Comment

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience from last year. I believe it will give you some ideas on how to make this day special for your family... Read more

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In Your Community - May 2014

Posted by Anne at 4/30/2014 2:15:00 PM | 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

Q & A from Be Fraud Aware presentations in Burnaby

Posted by Ken at 4/25/2014 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

We have been out on the road quite a bit in the past couple of months, giving presentations in various cities and attending home shows and community forums. We always get interesting questions when presenting, and we try to highlight... Read more

Category: Education,Seminars and outreach

New additions to the BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by Ken at 4/17/2014 2:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) continues to take a proactive approach to help protect BC investors by publishing entities engaging in unregistered activity or promoting unqualified securities in the province to the Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

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