VANCOUVER, June 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Chinese investors have a newly
translated resource to help them make informed investment decisions and
learn how to choose and work with an investment advisor.
The B.C. Securities Commission has translated its popular InvestRight Guide to Investing: How to make informed investment
decisions, into Chinese as part of its ongoing efforts to reach out to ethnic
communities with its investor education programs. It is available free
online at InvestRight.org.
"While no one is immune to investment fraud, we know that cultural,
ethnic and religious groups in British Columbia have been targets,"
says BCSC Chair Brenda Leong. "The Chinese community is the largest
ethnic group in the Lower Mainland, so translating this resource was
important to provide greater access for this investor group to
information that may help them avoid unsuitable investing and
The InvestRight Guide provides investors with practical information
about investment basics: how to research and choose an investment
advisor; the responsibilities and expectations in working with an
advisor; and how to research investment products. It also shows
investors how to find out if an advisor is registered and how to use
the Disciplined Persons List.
The guide also includes a chapter on investing in private companies with
information about what people need to know when considering these types
of investments. Worksheets support each chapter, making the guide easy
for investors to use as a research and planning tool.
"Investors told us that there is a strong need for more information in
various ethnic languages to help them make informed investment
decisions," says Leong. "This translated guide bolsters our online
Chinese language investor education materials and complements the
commission's ongoing efforts to reach more ethnic communities. We plan
to add resources in other languages in the near future."
The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government
agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the
province. If you have questions about the InvestRight Guide to
Investing, please contact Ken Gracey, media relations, 604-899-6577.
Learn how to avoid investment fraud at the BCSC's investor education
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