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August 28, 2019

OSC announces Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee members


TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the membership of the Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee (IFTAC) for the 2019-2021 term.

The IFTAC provides opportunities for stakeholders to engage with the OSC to further smart and effective regulation in the investment funds and structured products space. The IFTAC will replace the Investment Funds Product Advisory Committee and focus on technical compliance challenges in the investment funds product regulatory regime, and opportunities for improving alignment between investor, industry and regulatory goals.

Chaired by Melissa Schofield, Senior Legal Counsel, Investment Funds and Structured Products, the Committee meets four times a year with members participating for two-year terms.

The committee members are:

Steve Banquier TD Securities Inc.
Michael Burns McMillan LLP
Mario Cianfarani Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.
Wayne Hong Fundserv Inc.
John Kruk Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Robert Lemon CIBC World Markets Inc.
Steven Leong BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
Ruth Liu Lysander Funds Ltd.
Valerie Lockerbie Neo Exchange Inc.
Paul Mayhew RBC Global Asset Management
Florence S. Narine AGF Investments Inc.
Anne Ramsay CI Investments Inc.
Gillian Seidler Mackenzie Financial Corporation
Michael Thom CFA Societies Canada
Rob Turnbull BMO Capital Markets

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk.  Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at



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