For Immediate Release
November 4, 2014

Canadian Securities Administrators invite investors to get the Fund Facts during Financial Literacy Month

Calgary – November is Financial Literacy Month and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are inviting investors to discover more about their mutual funds by using a new CSA Fund Facts interactive sample.

Investors can use this free, interactive tool to take a guided tour of a sample Fund Facts document and learn to easily identify a fund’s principal investments, past performance, risk rating and cost to investors.

 “Investors owe it to themselves to read the Fund Facts documents to help them make informed investment decisions regarding mutual funds,” said Bill Rice, Chair of the CSA and Chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission. “This new CSA online tool helps investors understand the information contained in Fund Facts documents and can assist them in evaluating whether a specific mutual fund is right for them.”

Fund Facts documents are written in plain language that highlights key information about a mutual fund that CSA research has identified as important to investors. Dealers are required to deliver the Fund Facts document to mutual fund investors within two days of purchase.

Throughout Financial Literacy Month, investors should watch for investor education tweets from @CSA_News. Canadians can take advantage of additional tools, brochures and resources about investing in the Investor Tools section of the CSA website.

Financial Literacy Month is a great opportunity for all Canadians to enhance their financial knowledge. Last year, more than 90 public, private and non-profit organizations participated in Financial Literacy Month activities to help Canadians improve their financial skills.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for Canadian capital markets.

For more information:

Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2361

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4481

Richard Gilhooley
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6713

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176

Kevan Hannah
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-1513

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services
Commission, New Brunswick
506-658-3021

Tanya Wiltshire
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Janice Callbeck
Office of the Superintendent of
Securities, P.E.I.
902-368-6288

Don Boyles
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-4501

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent
of Securities
867-667-5466

Louis Arki
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

Gary MacDougall
Office of the Northwest Territories
Superintendent of Securities
867-920-3318

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan
306-798-4160