The BCSC publishes a list of unregistered and unqualified investments being offered in British Columbia.
In a global information economy, investment solicitations can come from anywhere in the world. The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) takes a proactive approach to help protect BC investors by publishing an Investment Caution List. This list provides investors with the names of:
- Unregistered foreign brokerage firms that have solicited BC investors to open trading accounts
- Businesses from other jurisdictions that have solicited BC residents to buy unqualified investments
- Businesses connected, or purporting to be connected, to BC that have solicited investors in other jurisdictions to purchase unqualified investments
The Investment Caution List does not identify all unregistered activity or unqualified securities being promoted in the province. In compiling the Investment Caution List, the BCSC relies on information it receives from the public or other agencies. Before adding any name to the list, the BCSC assesses the information and confirms that the business or individual is engaging in this type of activity.