InvestRight 2016 Year-in-Review

It’s been a busy year for BCSC InvestRight! We hope you’ve enjoyed our content in 2016 and learned more about a range of investing topics.

A New Website for InvestRight

One of our biggest stories of the year was the relaunch of InvestRight.org. Aside from the updated look and feel, the new site has plenty of new information and interactive features for investors.

Some of the resources you can use on InvestRight.org include:

Take a Look at Investment Fees

In October, we kicked off the Take a Look at Investment Fees campaign. You’ll continue to see BCSC InvestRight talk about investment fees and charges in 2017.

If you haven’t already, check out the Take a Look quiz, fee calculator, and investment fee guide.

Be Fraud Aware: The Two-Minute Musical

In March, we raised awareness of Fraud Prevention Month with Be Fraud Aware: The Two Minute Musical. Advertised as a free giveaway at a downtown Victoria coffee shop, patrons were surprised with a pop-up original musical performance that included the anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks.

Client Relationship Model 2 Video Series

We started promoting a series of videos about the recent changes to the ways registered investment advisors must report to clients about the costs, performance, and value of their investments. These changes are called the Client Relationship Model 2 (CRM2).

The Investor News Blog

We continued to share all kinds of information with investors through our Investor News blog. Here are a few favourites from this year:

You can also read all of our Enforcement Roundup posts for an overview of some of the BCSC’s Enforcement division activities.

If you have any concerns about a person or company offering an investment opportunity, please contact BCSC Inquiries at 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 or through e-mail at [email protected] You can also file a complaint or submit a tip anonymously using BCSC’s online complaint form.

InvestRight.org is the British Columbia Securities Commission’s investor education website.

Suggested Reading

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – May 2013

Watch Fraudster Exposed to learn how to spot an investment scam

Spot Investment Scams: Investment Seminars

More Resources

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