TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has announced four new members of its Investor Advisory Panel and the Panel's new Chair. The Panel comments on OSC proposals, including rules, policies and the annual Statement of Priorities, brings forward policy issues for consideration and advises on the effectiveness of the OSC's investor protection initiatives.
The new members joining the Panel will each serve a two-year term:
|Connie Craddock||Former Vice-President of Public Affairs at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).|
|Alan Goldhar||Chief Investment Officer at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee in Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General.|
|Ken Kivenko||Long-time investor advocate, President and Owner of Kenmar, which assists investors with dispute resolution.|
|Cary List||President and CEO of the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC). Former Academic Director at George Brown College.|
The Panel has been expanded to eight members from seven. The new members join continuing members Nancy Averill, Paul Bates, Stan Buell and Steven Garmaise. Mr. Bates has been appointed Chair of the Panel and will serve a one-year term.
"The Panel has become an important voice for investors in the regulatory process, and the new members have been selected to ensure that the Panel continues to represent a broad range of relevant experience, skills, knowledge and perspectives," said Mary Condon, Vice-Chair of the OSC. "I am pleased that Paul Bates has agreed to extend his term and serve as Chair of the Panel."
As an academic and former senior executive in the financial services industry, Mr. Bates has extensive knowledge of the capital markets and securities regulation. He is Special Advisor to the President and former Dean of Business at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He is a former Commissioner to the Ontario Securities Commission and is Chair of the Investor Education Fund, a non-profit organization established by the OSC.
Full biographical information on all Panel members, along with details on IAP meetings and other activity is available in the Investor Advisory Panel section of the OSC website.
SOURCE: Ontario Securities Commission
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