Panel of experts tackle challenges facing investors today

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Securities Commission is
pleased to announce the Capital Ideas 2008 panel that will be in Vancouver to
discuss the challenges 21st century investors face with the new reality of
today's tumultuous financial markets.
    At the Oct. 21, 2008 conference, the BCSC will also release new national
research that measures the impact of Canada's aging population on investor
attitudes, particularly expectations regarding return on investment and
appetite for risk. The panel discussion will focus on the research findings,
as well as issues related to the securities system and how it can help
investors meet the challenges they face in a complex financial reality.
    Doug Hyndman, BCSC chair, will host the event and the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation's Ian Hanomansing will moderate an open dialogue
between a panel of international and Canadian experts:

    -   David Agnew, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investment
    -   Tom Bradley, President of Steadyhand Investment Funds and former
        President and CEO of Phillips, Hager and North, investment adviser
    -   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
    -   Delia Rickard, Senior Executive for Consumers and Retail Investors,
        Australian Securities and Investment Commission
    -   Tanya Solov, Director, Illinois State Securities Department
    -   Larry M. Waite, President and CEO, Mutual Fund Dealers Association of

    Capital Ideas 2008 will bring together business leaders, securities
industry professionals and investors. A limited number of seats are available
at a special rate to seniors and students that wish to attend. Information on
fees is available online at or by calling 604-899-6677.

    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

For further information:

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

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