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Canadian Securities Regulators Use Videos to Raise Awareness About Client Reporting Requirements

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/19/16 -- As part of October's Investor Education month, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is promoting four videos to raise awareness of changes to how advisers must report to their clients on the costs, performance, and value of their investments.

The changes to reporting requirements are part of an initiative called the Client Relationship Model Phase 2 (CRM2). Under these new requirements, advisers must provide investors with:

--  enhanced relationship disclosure information,
--  pre-trade disclosure of adviser fees and other charges,
--  expanded account statements,
--  annual reports on investment performance, and
--  annual reports on charges and compensation.

"It's important investors understand these new requirements under CRM2," said Louis Morisset, Chair of the CSA and President and CEO of the Autorite des marches financiers. "CRM2 will improve adviser-client relationships through increased transparency on investment costs and performance, leading to better, more informed investment decisions. These videos present some of the basics of CRM2 in a straightforward and accessible manner, which should help build much-needed awareness."

Investors are encouraged to visit securities-administrators.ca for more information and resources on understanding investments and recognizing fraud. The CSA will also be promoting the videos through its Twitter account @CSA_News throughout the rest of Investor Education Month.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

For investor inquiries:

Quebec                                Alberta
877 525-0337                          403-355-4151

British Columbia                      Ontario
604-899-6854                          416-593-8314
800-373-6393                          877-785-1555

Manitoba                              New Brunswick
204-945-2548                          866-933-2222

Nova Scotia                           Prince Edward Island
902-424-7768                          902-368-4000

Newfoundland and Labrador             Yukon
709-729-4834                          867-667-5466
                                      800-661-0408 local 5466 (Yukon Only)

Nunavut                               Northwest Territories
867-975-6591                          867-767-9305

Alison Walker
British Columbia Securities Commission

Nicole Tuncay
Alberta Securities Commission

Jason (Jay) Booth
Manitoba Securities Commission

Jane Anderson
Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Kimberly Ryan
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador

Jeff Mason
Nunavut Securities Office

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan

Kristen Rose
Ontario Securities Commission

Sylvain Theberge
Autorité des marchés financiers

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services
Commission, New Brunswick

Janice Callbeck
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Prince Edward Island

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

Tom Hall
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Northwest Territories

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