Investor Office
September 9, 2016

As kids head back to school this week, investors can also take a moment to hit the books and brush up on their own investor education. We've developed a few ideas for investors on going "back to school" this September.




First Seniors Expert Advisory Committee Members Announced

The OSC has announced the fifteen professionals and experts who will make up the first Seniors Expert Advisory Committee (SEAC). The expert committee will advise staff on securities-related policy and operational developments that impact older investors and will provide input into the OSC’s related education and outreach activities.


Investor Office Rings the Opening Bell at the TSX                  

The Investor Office opened the Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday to mark "back to school" season for investors.

If you've ever wondered about how stock markets work and how stock prices are set on a stock exchange read our Stock Market Basics guide.



New Research on Retirement Security

Seniors are an extremely important and growing segment of investors whose needs and issues demand attention.

The Investor Office recently commissioned a national research study of Canadians 50 years of age on topics such as retirement readiness and anticipated retirement security. Among the findings, 43 percent of pre-retirees in Ontario believe they will be worse off financially in retirement.


Leslie Byberg was appointed as the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the OSC in June. The Investor Office recently sat down with her to discuss her priorities, new investor protection initiatives and the importance of considering the investor perspective.



Get Answers to Your Investing Questions

“What are some short-term investment options?”

“Do I have to pay tax when I withdraw money from a TFSA?”

The investment world can be complex. Re: Investing offers clear, unbiased answers to your questions about investing, from a trusted source. 



Investing 101

Becoming a more informed investor is an important step in securing your financial future.

For people hitting the books to increase their investing know-how, here are some additional resources on how to get started.





Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisors, Dealers and Representatives Toward Their Clients Comments due: September 30, 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.




Tech Plex Ltd. (operating as MaxOptions)

The OSC added Tech Plex Ltd., operating as MaxOptions, to it's Investor Warning List on July 29. Investors are warned that Tech Plex Ltd., 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
  • Owen Sound - September 14, 2016
  • Thunder Bay - September 28, 2016
  • Toronto (Downtown) - September 29, 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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RESPs are a great way to save for your child’s education. Here are 6 reasons to open an RESP.

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