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IAP frustrated with slow pace on improving investor protection

Investor Advisory Panel calls on regulators to adopt a “best interest” standard as soon as possible

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Ontario woman convicted of fraud

The conviction follows an OSC investigation into he sale of promissory notes offering 15% returns to investors

Fundserv proposes rules for new service providers

Proposed rules out for comment until May 22

  • April 24, 2018 April 24, 2018
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IOSCO seeks comment on proposals to support audit quality

Consultation paper sets out good practices for audit committees

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1832 to pay $950,000 settlement

OSC investigation reveals firm violated sales rule by overspending on gifts for reps and conference attendees

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Financial regulators meet in Montreal

The Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators discussed a variety of high-priority regulatory issues

Basel Committee reports progress on post-crisis reforms

There has been “limited progress” on some Basel III standards that were required to be adopted in 2017

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AMF and CDIC agreement designed to bolster oversight of Canada’s big banks

The MoU aims prevent and deal with the potential failure of a domestic systemically important financial institution

FSB publishes toolkit to mitigate misconduct risk

The toolkit provides firms and supervisors with ways to improve conduct and strengthen accountability

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OSC to consider settlement with 1832

Regulator alleges investment fund manager violated mutual fund sales practices rule

  • April 20, 2018 April 20, 2018
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MFDA bans P.E.I. advisor

Mutual fund advisor misappropriated $37,000 received from two clients to purchase investments for their TFSAs

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MFDA seeks input on expanding cost reporting

The self-regulatory organization hopes to spark a discussion on mutual fund cost reporting

CSA seeks feedback on proposed derivatives registration rule

Registration regime aims to protect investors, reduce risk and improve transparency in the OTC derivatives markets

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SEC proposes best interest rule

The U.S. regulator has also proposed introducing a mandatory new disclosure document that sets out the terms of advisory relationships

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Feds publish regulations for large banks’ bail-in regime

OSFI issues final TLAC guideline for Canada’s banks

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Ontario man gets jail time for investment fraud

Senior citizen duped into paying $90,000 for worthless shares

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OSC gathering info for compliance reviews

The 2018 Risk Assessment Questionnaire helps the regulator target its compliance reviews by identifying firms with higher risk rankings

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OSC warns investors about BitConnect

The cryptocurrency firm is not registered in Ontario

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B.C. moves to strengthen SRO enforcement

Amendments will allow IIROC and the MFDA to enforce penalties as court orders

FINRA names Janney Montgomery Scott CEO to board of directors

Tim Scheve replaces John Thiel who left the board of the U.S. self-regulatory organization earlier this year

IIROC grants unnamed dealer exemption from client account statements requirement

The two clients are affiliates of the investment dealer

SEC awards whistleblower more than US$2.1 million

The information “strongly supported” several successful enforcement actions

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Regulators approve MFDA membership disclosure rule

The rule aims to promote client awareness of the MFDA’s oversight of mutual fund dealers and advisors

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CSA seeks comment on soliciting dealer arrangements

The practice raises concerns regarding conflicts of interests for dealers and corporate governance for companies

CSA outlines disclosure expectations for real estate companies and REITs

A recent review of REITS and REOCs flagged a number of concerns with their disclosure practices