Ontario Securities Commission Announces Pre-Registration Reviews of Exempt Market Dealer Applicants – It’s Going to Get Tougher to Get Registered!

OSC Pre-Registration Review 3The Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) recently announced that it has commenced a pre-registration review process for new registrant firms, including exempt market dealers (EMDs), in order to assess compliance with Ontario securities law at the time of registration. Why is the OSC doing this? The OSC wants to ensure firm applicants, such as EMDs, [...]

Brian Koscak Interviews PCMA Executive Director, Geoff Ritchie

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British Columbia Securities Commission 2014 Annual Compliance Report Card

British Columbia Securities Commission Report

Exempt Market Dealers Beware! Get Ready Before the Regulators Come Knocking! In May 2014, the British Columbia Securities Commission (the BCSC) published its 2014 Annual Compliance Report Card (the Report Card). The Report Card summarized certain compliance deficiencies that were identified by the BCSC at BC-based portfolio managers, investment fund managers and exempt market dealers (EMDs) […]

Securities Dispute Resolution – Sample Client Disclosure Letter for Exempt Market Dealers and Others


Effective May 1, 2014, all new registered dealers and advisors across Canada, except in Quebec, must take reasonable steps to ensure that the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) will be the independent dispute resolution or mediation service that is made available to a client that has an eligible complaint.  For more information about OBSI […]

Dispute Resolution and Mediation Requirements Effective for Registered Securities Dealers and Advisors in Canada –14 Things You Should Know!


New dispute resolution and mediation requirements recently came into effect for registered securities dealers and advisors in Canada, such as exempt market dealers and portfolio managers. This article discusses 14 things you should now about them and the appointment of  the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) as the provider of those services. 1.  Effective […]