Tag: FSRA

FSRA Consults on Consumer Advisory Panel

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s (FSRA’s) Consumer Advisory Panel provides input to FSRA on its regulatory activities from a consumer perspective through FSRA’s Consumer Office. The Panel’s mandate includes providing input on FSRA’s statement...

Bulletin | Halloween Edition | October 2021

In this bulletin: Investment Fund Burden Reduction Measures – Not a Trick! FSRA Publishes 2022-2023 Statement of Priorities for Comment CSA Proposes Mandatory Climate Change Disclosure In Brief: Ontario’s New Draft Capital Markets Act ▪ Proposed Amendments to...

FSRA’s Draft Innovation Framework

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario released a consultation paper regarding its new Innovation Office, which was launched in 2020 in order to facilitate what it has termed “responsible innovation” – i.e. managing risk to consumers and members of...

Bulletin | Autumn Edition | September 2021

In this bulletin: OSC Publishes its 2021 Annual Report – What you Need to Know IIROC Releases Draft Competency Profiles for Directors, Executives, UDPs, CCOs and CFOs Québec Consults on the Complaint Handling Process CPAB Consults on its Disclosure of Audit Firm...

Bulletin | Heatwave Edition | August 2021

In this bulletin: OSC Finalizes 2021-2022 Statement of Priorities OSC’s CRR Branch Publishes its Annual Report on Registrants CSA Announces Plans to Create a New Self-Regulatory Organization Policies and Procedures Change Required – CSA Finalizes Rules...

Bulletin | Summer – We’re Halfway There! Edition | June 2021

In this bulletin: Giving the Green Light to ESG Disclosure – CFA Institute Publishes Draft ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products Social Media and Market Manipulation MFDA’s Initiative on Improving Client Account Transfers – Will CSA Follow Suit? Outside...

FAQ Corner: Now that Joint Oversight Over Distributions of Non-Qualified Syndicated Mortgage Investments (NQSMIs) by FSRA and the OSC is Underway, What Should Firms Operating in this Space Keep in Mind?

Answer: As of July 1, 2021, the OSC will have regulatory oversight over the distribution of NQSMIs to persons that are not permitted clients. Firms distributing NQSMIs to investors that are not permitted clients will need to rely on another available prospectus...

Bulletin | To the Future and Beyond Edition | May 2021

In this bulletin: BLG Transaction – New Beginnings All Together Now – OSC Joins DSC Ban Titles, Titles and More Titles – Notice of Changes and Request for Further Comment on Financial Professionals Title Protection Rule Important Reminders: CFR Requirements...

Bulletin | Hello Spring Edition | April 2021

In this bulletin: Updates on Amendments re Syndicated Mortgages FINTRAC Publishes Guidance on Politically Exposed Persons and Heads of International Organizations ASC Notice and Request for Comment re Blanket Order 31-536 Alberta Small Business Finder’s Exemption CSA...