InvestRight By BCSC
humburger icon
close icon
News & Insights

Joint statement from the CSA & IIROC on the Recent Market Volatility

This image of a man holding a pen while monitoring activity in financial markets represents how the CSA and IIROC are closely looking at how extreme price movement of certain stocks may be contributing to volatility in Canada’s capital markets.
The CSA and IIROC are closely monitoring how extreme price movement of certain stocks may be contributing to volatility in Canada’s capital markets.

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) are closely monitoring how extreme price movement of certain stocks may be contributing to volatility in Canada’s capital markets. We will take appropriate regulatory action to protect investors if we identify that abusive or manipulative trading activity may be taking place.

With strong market oversight and surveillance infrastructure in place, Canadian regulators are working together closely to protect investors while ensuring that the markets operate in an orderly manner and with integrity. We are monitoring  market activity in real-time to support healthy Canadian capital markets and to protect investors. Canada’s capital markets remain strong.

The CSA and IIROC continue to be in close contact with regulators domestically and internationally, recognizing that trading and market volatility is not confined by borders.

We also continue to be in close contact with regulated entities, and will continue to monitor issuers’ compliance with disclosure requirements for anything material that might affect their stock prices.

We caution investors to consider the source of information and advice they are relying on to make investment decisions. Online chat rooms are unregulated and may contain information that is inaccurate or inappropriate for some investors. Investors should always check the registration of any person or business trying to sell them an investment or give them investment advice. To do this, investors can visit AreTheyRegistered.ca or IIROC’s database of advisors working for IIROC regulated firms.

The CSA and IIROC will continue to work to protect investors from improper and unfair practices in the capital markets.

Report a Concern

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 the BCSC’s online complaint form.

InvestRight.org is the British Columbia Securities Commission’s investor education website. Subscribe to receive email updates from BCSC InvestRight.

More Resources

Tracking Your Investments

Tracking Your Investments

Keep track of your investments to make sure they are still right for you.

Read More
Researching Public Companies

Researching Public Companies

Public companies are required to disclose and report to the public according to rules laid out by regulators. When researching a public company, it’s important to know where this information resides and how you can access it to make more informed investment decisions. Always talk to your registered advisor to ensure that any investment is suitable to help you reach your financial goals.

Read More