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The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is calling for experts to serve on its fintech advisory committee (FAC), the commission announced Thursday.

The FAC advises OSC LaunchPad staff on developments in the fintech space and the challenges faced by start-ups in the securities industry. OSC LaunchPad is a dedicated team that engages with fintech businesses, provides guidance and flexibility in navigating securities regulatory requirements and works to keep regulation in step with digital innovation.

The OSC is looking for candidates with experience in:

  • digital platforms (e.g., crowdfunding portals, crypto-asset trading platforms, online advisers);
  • cryptoassets or distributed ledger technologies (e.g., blockchain);
  • data science or artificial intelligence (AI);
  • venture capital, financial services, securities, legal or accounting experience with a focus on the fintech or technology sector;
  • fintech or technology entrepreneurship;
  • compliance or regulatory technology (RegTech) products; or
  • cryptography or cybersecurity.

The FAC meets at least quarterly, with additional meetings as necessary. It is chaired by Pat Chaukos, deputy director, OSC LaunchPad, and will consist of up to 15 members. Membership terms will be for one year.

Applications are due by Jan. 4, 2019.