Well, this is it! Today, we finally take the covers off our redesigned website – InvestRight.org.
All summer we have been working behind the scenes to revamp our website to improve how we can help investors protect themselves from scams, avoid unsuitable investments and make more informed investment decisions.
As our director of communications and education points out: “The plethora of Ponzi schemes and investment fraud over the past couple of years has made the public painfully aware of how easy it is to get caught up in a bad investment.”
As the province’s securities regulator, our job is to help people better protect themselves against investment scams. That said, we also want people to look to us when they need help with their investments, such as when they want to know what questions they should be asking about their portfolios or what they should consider when choosing an investment advisor.
We hope the revamped website allows people to do all of this better through a fresh, smart design with better navigation and easier access to all the content that you have come to expect in our former web offering. In addition, we have added new content about high-risk investment products and investing in the private companies – topics that we know people have questions about when it comes to investing.
So please take a tour through and let us know what you think about our new InvestRight.org website.
Earlier this year, our enforcement division received an anonymous tip that Orion Advisory Services and IntelliSource Markets B.V. (aka IS Markets) were targeting Canadian and UK investors, eight of whom lived in BC. We were able to contact five of the eight BC residents. All said they had been cold called to invest in Orion. […]
Last week, we published new research that found 43% of people surveyed did not understand the trade-off between risk and return, which is a basic market principle – the higher an investment’s rate of return, the higher the risk. We know that no risk, guaranteed investments promising high returns are commonly offered by scam artists. […]