Cary List and James Sinclair have been appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission’s independent Investor Advisory Panel. 

The IAP advises and comments on proposed rules, policies and investor protection initiatives, while considering the views of a broad range of investors through consultation with investors and organizations representing investors. 

List named as a new member of IAP 

One of the new members is Cary List, who most recently served as President & CEO of FP Canada, the non-profit body that confers CFP and QAFP certification. In his role, List worked to elevate the professional standards, proficiencies and competencies of financial planners and make financial planning more accessible for all Canadians. A strong advocate for greater financial literacy and empowerment, List previously served on the inaugural National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy. List holds the FCA, FCPA and CFP designations and the FP Canada Fellow distinction. 

James Sinclair named as a new member of IAP 

The second new member is James Sinclair, who most recently served as General Counsel at Common Wealth, a company that offers a digital retirement platform to help Canadians achieve their retirement goals. Sinclair has more than 35 years of experience providing legal services in a wide variety of capital markets settings, including a focus on investor protection and issues facing investors. He served for five years as the General Counsel at the OSC and was also acting Director of Enforcement at the OSC, where he helped usher in the OSC Whistleblower Program.

List and Sinclair have been appointed for two-year terms effective November 1, 2021.