OSC, IDA, MFDA and OBSI to host Investor Forum



    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Investors and consumers of financial services
are invited to attend an Investor Forum on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 from
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    The Forum is being hosted by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the
Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA), the Mutual Fund Dealers
Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Ombudsman for Banking Services and
Investments (OBSI). The Investor Forum is an opportunity for investors and
regulators to exchange views on key issues, and for investors to learn more
about the complaints handling process, client/adviser relationships and
products and services available to them.
    The event will feature an update on investor initiatives, followed by
interactive educational breakout sessions. A plenary session, moderated by
CBC's Mike Hornbrook, will feature OSC Chair David Wilson, IDA President & CEO
Susan Wolburgh Jenah, MFDA President & CEO Larry Waite and the Ombudsman for
Banking Services and Investments David Agnew.
    The Forum, a follow-up to the 2005 Town Hall, will be held at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Level 700,
Room 718. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by opening remarks
and introductions at 6:00 p.m.
    Admission is free. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to
register in advance by calling 416-204-8996 or by e-mailing
investorforum@andlogistix.ca. Registration is available on-line through all
four organizations. Visit www.osc.gov.on.ca, www.ida.ca, www.mfda.ca or
www.obsi.ca.
    Members of the media are asked to pre-register with Laurie Gillett at
416-595-8913 or lgillett@osc.gov.on.ca.




For further information:

For further information: For Media Inquiries: Wendy Dey, Director,
Communications & Public Affairs, Ontario Securities Commission, (416)
593-8120; For Investor Inquiries: OSC Contact Centre, (416) 593-8314,
1-877-785-1555 (Toll Free)


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