Investment Fund Managers

The Ontario Securities Commission released OSC Staff Notice 33-749 – Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers on August 23, 2018 (OSC Staff Notice).

In the OSC Staff Notice, OSC staff identified that some investment fund managers (IFMs) have outsourced fund administration functions (including fund accounting and transfer agency) to related parties.  Under National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations, IFMs are required to establish a system of controls and supervision to ensure compliance with securities legislation and are responsible and accountable for all functions that they outsource to a service provider.  Accordingly, IFMs should not rely solely on the related service provider and assume that all obligations under securities legislation are being met.Continue Reading OSC Staff Notice Comments on Fund Manager Oversight of Related Party Service Providers

On September 25, 2014, OSC Staff Notice 33-745 Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managerwas published (Report).  The Report is an overview of the main initiatives undertaken by the OSC’s Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch within the last year and those initiatives underway, with a focus on those

On June 19, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released Staff Notice 33-743 – Guidance on Sales Practices and Expense Allocation for Investment Fund Managers which resulted from the targeted review of large investment fund managers (IFMs) conducted by Staff of the Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch of the OSC.  The Notice provides a summary

On November 7, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published its 2013 Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers.  It contained, among other matters, information specific to investment fund managers (IFMs) including current trends in deficiencies and suggested practices to address them.

The deficiencies noted by the OSC with respect to