OSC invites applications to its Seniors Expert Advisory Committee

The committee typically includes representatives from legal community

OSC invites applications to its Seniors Expert Advisory Committee

The Ontario Securities Commission has opened membership applications for its Seniors Expert Advisory Committee.

The committee, which is chaired by Tyler Fleming, director of the Investor Office, will comprise a maximum of 15 members who will meet around four to six times over a one-year period. The committee typically includes representatives from the legal community, as well as from the medical community, from academia, from industry and from those advocating on behalf of seniors.

Committee members will discuss the issues and challenges encountered by older investors and will advise the OSC on how to address the needs of these seniors through securities policy and through operational, educational and outreach activities.

The committee’s incumbent members, who are tasked to serve from September 2019 to September 2020, include numerous representatives from the legal community, including Arthur Fish, partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Harold Geller, head of the financial loss recovery group at MBC Law Professional Corporation; Sidney Peters, who works for the legal services branch of the Ontario government; Laura Tamblyn Watts, a lawyer focusing on elder law issues; James Turner, retired vice-chairperson at the OSC; Minal Upadhyaya, an experienced corporate counsel; and Kimberly Whaley, founder of Whaley Estate Litigation Partners.

If interested, one may email an application mentioning one’s relevant experience to InvestorOffice@osc.gov.on.ca by Sept. 11. One may also direct questions regarding the committee to the same email address.

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