Investor Office
May 19, 2016
Time and Money

Time can have a big impact on your savings and the investments that are appropriate to help you meet your financial goals. This long weekend, take some time of your own to better understand the relationship between time and money with some of our resources:




Don't Put Everything in One Basket

Diversifying your investments can be an effective way to reduce risk and smooth out swings in your portfolio returns. If you hold a portfolio with a mix of different investments and asset classes, it’s much more likely that your investments won’t all go down (or up) at the same time. Learn more about how diversification works.



Meet Rozanne Reszel, President and CEO of CIPF

Meet Rozanne Reszel, President and CEO of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF), an industry-funded organization that ensures investors' assets are safe in the rare event that an Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) member goes out of business. Rozanne recently sat down with the Investor Office to talk about her background and explain CIPF’s role for investors.



Help Us Fill in the Blanks is the OSC’s award-winning consumer website that is visited by millions of people each year. It contains hundreds of articles, calculators, tools, quizzes and more to help people invest wisely and confidently. We’re looking to refresh the site and its resources over the coming months, and we know many of you have great ideas for making it even better than it is today. Tell us your thoughts, we want to hear from you!


The Other NASA(A)

The Other NASA(A)

We often mention the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), but did you know that the OSC also participates in a group of securities regulators from all across North America? Learn more about the North American Securities Administrators Association (otherwise known as NASAA) and some of its recent work, including actions to protect senior investors.



Canada's Financial Literacy Leader

Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney's latest newsletter showcases important Canadian financial literacy initiatives. Investor Office Director Tyler Fleming was interviewed about our modernization initiatives, including our Fact Cards. Read the newsletter to discover Canada’s financial literacy champions, and learn more about financial literacy in Canada at





Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisors, Dealers and Representatives Toward Their Clients

Comments due: August 26, 2016

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) – the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators that includes the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) – believe that the current regulatory framework requires improvements and that the status quo must change. The CSA has proposed a number of changes to improve the investor-advisor relationship. The OSC, along with most other CSA members, is also seeking comments on a proposed "best interest standard." Learn more.




Parker Smith & Turner

The OSC is warning Ontario investors that Parker Smith & Turner, a Swiss company, is contacting former investors in Blue Gold International Inc. (“BGI”) with offers to purchase their shares with a fixed commission payable by the shareholder to Parker Smith & Turner.

As per an order from the OSC, BGI securities cannot be traded. Parker Smith & Turner is also is not registered in Ontario to trade securities or to advise anyone regarding investing in, buying or selling securities. Learn more.


Key Dates


OSC in the Community: Protect Your Money

  • Toronto (Etobicoke) – June 14, 2016

  • Toronto (Downtown) – June 16, 2016

  • Toronto (Midtown) – June 23, 2016

OSC staff are taking the Commission's regulatory mandate from Bay Street to Main Street with seminars on preventing fraud and making informed investment decisions. Learn more.

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Here's a tip!

Whether you're starting your career or preparing for retirement, getting married or going solo, there are standard principles that all Canadians can live by to achieve financial success. Learn these 8 universal truths about your money!

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