Our video called “What You Pay to Buy and Sell” sets out what your registered investment advisor must tell you before a trade. This includes any fees and other charges that you must pay, whether your advisor’s firm will receive a trailing commission, and if any deferred sales charge apply.
The video explains the meaning of the terms trailing commission and deferred sales charge.
Knowing this information will enable you to discuss the costs and benefits of the investment with your advisor and how the investment will help you realize your investment goals.
If you have any questions about the information in your relationship disclosure document, talk to your advisor until you understand the information you have received.
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.
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 protect themselves when investing. Where we are this month Surrey InvestRight seminar […]
A couple of weeks ago, Gary, a BCSC inquiries officer, was a guest on Shushma Datt’s afternoon talk show, Gup Shup. Gary, who has been listening to Shushma since he was a young boy, spoke about our Be Fraud Aware public awareness campaign. He also talked about the warning signs of investment fraud, and the […]