OSC announces Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee members

For Immediate Release OSC

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the membership of the Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee (IFTAC) for the 2021-2023 term.

The IFTAC provides an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with the OSC to further smart and effective regulation in the investment funds and structured products space. The IFTAC advises OSC staff on technical compliance challenges in the investment funds product regulatory regime and highlights opportunities for improving alignment between investor, industry and regulatory goals.

Chaired by Melissa Schofield, Senior Legal Counsel, Investment Funds and Structured Products, the Committee meets four times a year with members participating for two-year terms.

The committee members are:

Shalomi Abraham Invesco Canada Ltd.
Steve Banquier TD Securities Inc.
Carlos Cardone Investor Economics - ISS Market Intelligence
Mario Cianfarani Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.
Aidan Coulter Fundserv Inc.
Thomas Di Stefano Fiera Capital Corporation
Brad Gerster Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.
Alan Goldhar Durham College
Matthew Graham RBC Global Asset Management
Elsa Li CI Global Asset Management
Robert Lemon CIBC World Markets Inc.
David M. Morrison Morrison Financial
Florence S. Narine AGF Investments Inc.
Anne Ramsay EMJ Capital Ltd.
Gillian Seidler Mackenzie Financial Corporation
Michael Thom CFA Societies Canada


The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. 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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