Investor Education Fund

Investor Education Fund

February 26, 2009 08:37 ET

Canadian Icons Help to Demystify Investing Through Online Videos

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2009) -

Attention: Personal finance, education and lifestyle reporters

Investor Education Fund is sponsoring a series of online videos with the Globe and Mail to help Canadians gain a better understanding of investment topics. The "Let's Talk Investing" series, hosted at both investorED.ca and the Globe and Mail, features well-known Canadians including Claude Lamoureux, Paul Bates, Dan Richards, Gordon Pape and Eric Kirzner.

"This initiative gives every Canadian easy access to the knowledge and opinions of our country's financial gurus," says Tom Hamza, president of the Investor Education Fund. "The online video format is a great way to make information available to investors with different levels of sophistication and understanding."

The "Let's Talk Investing" series is hosted by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick. One of the first installments discusses levels of risk and its associated challenges. It features Claude Lamoureux, president and CEO of the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan. The second installment covers the ins and outs of working with a financial adviser and features Paul Bates, Dean of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Additional segments are planned for the series in the future. They will cover topics such as portfolio diversification, risk and bear markets. Each video segment includes links to additional content at investorED.ca that allows investors to become more informed about the topics that interest them.

Investor Education Fund also recently announced a series of online animated cartoons and a national high school assembly program that introduce youth to the challenges of money management. The cartoons and the assembly program complement additional initiatives for youth from Investor Education Fund including its "Taking Stock in Your Future" program that helps educators teach financial life skills in the classroom.

About Investor Education Fund

The Investor Education Fund offers trustworthy and unbiased investment education to the general public via www.investorED.ca and to students through its Taking Stock in Your Future teacher program. The organization also provides funding support to not-for-profit and community organizations. The Investor Education Fund was established in 2000 by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), Ontario's investment industry regulator and is funded through OSC enforcement settlements.

Contact Information

  • For more information and interviews contact:
    Polaris Public Relations Inc.
    Kathryn Boothby
    (905) 330-0943
    Email: kathryn@polarisprinc.com

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