By: Lianne Bradshaw, Investigator with the Nova Scotia Securities Commission
NSSC Blog: Before You Invest
March is Fraud Prevention Month and we’re asking Nova Scotians to check to see if your financial adviser is registered before you invest.
For all those Back to the Future fans out there you may be surprised to know that in the second movie Marty McFly travels from 1985 to the year 2015.
This fun fact makes all fans stop and compared the fictional 2015 with the present one. Where are those cool hoverboards, self tying Nike’s or flying cars? Maybe in another 30 years.
For the last two weeks the Securities Commission hosted public information sessions on the proposed crowdfunding exemptions. We want to thank all of you who participated. The sessions sparked great conversations and we encourage everyone to submit their comments to us by June 18th.
Mutual fund fees can be complicated and we want investors to know that we're here to help.
I am here to tell you that there are no “dirty little secrets” when it comes to mutual fund fees. To avoid over paying fees, investors need to know the right questions to ask and that starts with understanding the fee structure.
Crowdfunding is coming soon to a securities regulator near you
Companies are continuously finding innovative ways to use crowdfunding to raise money for specific projects, but it has never involved the issuance of securities until now.