Media Invited: Experts discuss challenges facing investors today and new national investor research at BCSC conference



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, the British
Columbia Securities Commission's annual Capital Ideas conference will bring
together a panel of experts to discuss the challenges facing investors in the
21st century, particularly in the face of the current global financial crisis.
National research will provide the basis for discussion with Canadian, U.S.
and Australian panelists. The panel is moderated by the CBC's Ian Hanomansing.

    B.C. Finance Minister, Colin Hansen, will open the conference. BCSC
chair, Doug Hyndman, will act as host. Panel members:

    
    -  David Agnew, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments
    -  Tom Bradley, President, Steadyhand Investment Funds and former
       President and CEO of Phillips, Hager and North, a large asset manager
    -  Greg Lyle, Managing Director, Innovative Research. In addition to
       leading the CSA investor research in 2006 and 2007, Innovative
       Research is leading the research that will be released at the
       conference
    -  Delia Rickard, Senior Executive for Consumers and Retail Investors,
       Australian Securities and Investments Commission
    -  Tanya Solov, Director, Illinois Securities Department
    -  Larry M. Waite, President and CEO, Mutual Fund Dealers Association of
       Canada

    Who:       International and Canadian experts in securities regulation

    What:      BCSC Capital Ideas 2008

    When:      Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Where:     Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
               791 W. Georgia Street
    

    The BCSC's Capital Ideas 2008 conference brings together business
leaders, securities industry professionals and investors. For those wishing to
attend, information on fees is available online at www.bcsc.bc.ca or by
calling 604-899-6677. Members of the media may attend the conference by
contacting BCSC media relations staff in advance.

    The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government
agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province.
If you have questions, contact Ken Gracey, Media Relations, 604-899-6577.

    Learn how to avoid investment fraud at the BCSC's investor education
website: www.investright.org.




For further information:

For further information: Ken Gracey, (604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta)
1-800-373-6393


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