Investor Bulletins

IIROC statement on Nabis Holdings Inc.
February 8, 2021

Joint statement from the CSA and IIROC on the Recent Market Volatility
February 1, 2021

Investor alert: fraudsters misrepresenting themselves as IIROC-regulated investment dealers

January 29, 2021 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is warning Canadian investors not to be fooled by fraudsters attempting to operate as legitimate individuals regulated by IIROC.

IIROC has learned of online advertisements on social media and other websites, targeting Canadian communities, making false claims as IIROC-accredited professionals in binary options and digital asset management.

Binary options cannot be offered or sold to retail investors in Canada. No IIROC dealers are authorized to sell binary options to retail investors in Canada. Investors can confirm the investment firms registered with IIROC.

Investors can also verify the background, qualifications and any disciplinary history of investment advisors registered with IIROC by checking the free AdvisorReport.

The Canadian Securities Administrators provide investor alerts. Investors contacted by anyone offering binary options should immediately report the incident to their provincial or territorial securities commissions.

Is a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) account right for me?
February 2021

This bulletin highlights key questions to determine whether DIY investing is right for you, as well as common investment mistakes made by new investors.

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity – Tips for Investors
May 2020

Tips to help investors stay aware and protect themselves against the increased risk of cybersecurity attacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What should you know about your investment advisor?
October 2017

When it comes to decisions about investing our hard-earned savings, many of us rely on the knowledge and advice of an investment advisor. That’s a lot of trust to put in anyone so it makes sense to first ask some questions when choosing your advisor.

Are you financially prepared for what’s ahead?
June 2016

Some tips and tools from IIROC to help seniors protect themselves and make informed financial decisions.

Risk and its impact on your investments 
November 2015

All investments carry some degree of risk. It is important to understand the types of risk that may impact your investment returns before determining and implementing your investment strategy.

Ensuring your investments are right for you​ 
June 2015​

Did you ever wonder why your investment advisor asks you so many questions? This bulletin helps investors understand what to expect when working with an advisor.

What you need to know about borrowing to invest 
February 2014

IIROC produced this bulletin to help investors learn what’s involved when using borrowed money for investment purposes.

Understanding financial certifications - How do you know if your advisor has the right skills to meet your investment needs?
November 2013

This bulletin helps investors understand what certain financial certifications mean, what it takes to achieve them and offers resources that provide important information about advisors’ certifications and registrations.