British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

October 16, 2008 13:30 ET

Media Advisory-Media Invited: Experts Discuss Challenges Facing Investors Today and New National Investor Research at BCSC Conference

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) - On Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, the British Columbia Securities Commission's annual Capital Ideas conference will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the challenges facing investors in the 21st century, particularly in the face of the current global financial crisis. National research will provide the basis for discussion with Canadian, U.S. and Australian panelists. The panel is moderated by the CBC's Ian Hanomansing.

B.C. Finance Minister, Colin Hansen, will open the conference. BCSC chair, Doug Hyndman, will act as host. Panel members:

- David Agnew, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments

- Tom Bradley, President, Steadyhand Investment Funds and former President and CEO of Phillips, Hager and North, a large asset manager

- Greg Lyle, Managing Director, Innovative Research. In addition to leading the CSA investor research in 2006 and 2007, Innovative Research is leading the research that will be released at the conference

- Delia Rickard, Senior Executive for Consumers and Retail Investors, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

- Tanya Solov, Director, Illinois Securities Department

- Larry M. Waite, President and CEO, Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

Who: International and Canadian experts in securities regulation

What: BCSC Capital Ideas 2008

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
791 W. Georgia Street

The BCSC's Capital Ideas 2008 conference brings together business leaders, securities industry professionals and investors. For those wishing to attend, information on fees is available online at or by calling 604-899-6677. Members of the media may attend the conference by contacting BCSC media relations staff in advance.

The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. If you have questions, contact Ken Gracey, Media Relations, 604-899-6577.

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Contact Information

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
    Ken Gracey
    (604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta) 1-800-373-6393