TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today
named the seven members, including the Chair, of its Investor Advisory
Panel. Announced earlier this year, the Panel will provide input on the
work of the Commission, including rules, policies and the annual
Statement of Priorities, as well as specific issues requested by the
"We believe that investor input is very important to the OSC's
initiatives. The Panel will provide a voice for Ontario investors to
assist the Commission in its work," said OSC Chair David Wilson. "I am
pleased that the Panel is composed of people who understand the needs of
investors, and that Anita Anand has agreed to act as Chair of the Panel."
Anita Anand is a leading academic in the area of securities law. She is
an Associate Professor and past Associate Dean (JD Programme) at the
University of Toronto Faculty of Law where she teaches securities
regulation and corporate law. She is co-author of Securities Law in
Canada: Cases and Commentary and Securities Law:
Cases, Notes and Materials. She was also a staff contributor to the Five
Year Review Committee Final Report: Reviewing the Securities Act
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to chair the Investor Advisory
Panel. The Panel looks forward to contributing the perspectives of
Ontario investors to the development of rules and policies that seek to
protect their interests," said Ms. Anand.
The OSC received applications from 119 individuals. The members were
selected based on their experience with investor issues and public
policy development, as well as specific skills to assist the Panel in
responding to requests for comment issued by the OSC.
"We appreciate the great interest in the Investor Advisory Panel and
have selected members with diverse backgrounds who demonstrate the
ability to represent a broad range of investors in Ontario," said Mary
Condon, the Panel's executive sponsor and one of the part-time
Commissioners who worked on the development of the Panel.
The Investor Advisory Panel includes the following members, each of whom
will serve a term of two years. It is anticipated that the Panel will
hold its first meeting in September.
Member of the board of directors of the First Nations Statistical
Institute, a federal Crown corporation created to support First
Nations' economic development. Former Director of Research and
Methodology for the Public Policy Forum. Resides in Ottawa, Ontario.
Dean and Industry Professor in Financial Management Services at the
DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. Former
Commissioner to the Ontario Securities Commission, Governor of the
Toronto Stock Exchange and director of Regulation Services Inc.
Current Chair of the Investor Education Fund, a non-profit
organization established by the OSC.
Individual investor and leading investor advocate. Founder and
President of the Small Investor Protection Association, a national
non-profit organization with more than 600 members.
Commercial litigator with Bennett Jones LLP, with significant
advocacy and investigative experience acting for victims of
securities and investment fraud. Member of the board of the
Macdonald Laurier Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in
Former Associate Director of the Canadian Foundation for
Advancement of Investor Rights. Close to 30 years of experience in
capital markets as an analyst and director of research at several
investment dealers in Canada and the U.S., and most recently as an
independent investor advocate and analyst.
Senior Vice President, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, responsible
for the Tactical Asset Allocation department for the Ontario
Teachers' Pension Plan, including equity execution and commodity and
foreign exchange trading.
SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission
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