OSC Announces Details on Roundtable on Proposed Best Interest Standard and Targeted Reforms to Enhance the Client-Registrant Relationship

For Immediate Release OSC

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced additional details regarding the roundtable that it will host on December 6, 2016 to further explore issues raised in CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisers, Dealers and Representatives Toward Their Clients. The roundtable is being held as part of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) ongoing consultation process on these proposed reforms.




The roundtable will take place on December 6, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 22nd floor of the Commission’s offices, located at 20 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. A live audio webcast of the event will also be available, so that attendees can participate remotely.

The event will include two panel discussions: one on the proposed best interest standard and one on the targeted reforms. The panels will reflect a diversity of views, so as to facilitate a balanced debate. The OSC expects to provide additional details, including the final agenda and list of panelists, no later than December 1, 2016.

Any interested parties wishing to attend the roundtable in person or via audio webcast should register online by visiting the OSC’s website. Space is limited for the in person session. It is expected that a transcript will be posted on the OSC’s website following completion of the roundtable.

Any media interested in attending the roundtable should contact [email protected] to register.

The dates for roundtables hosted by other CSA jurisdictions were announced in a news release on September 22, 2016, and additional information may be available by the respective regulators.

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca




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