Following a public application process, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced Sept. 8 that it is adding three new members to its Investor Advisory Panel. 

The purpose of the panel is to comment on proposed rules, policies and investor protection initiatives, “while considering the views of a broad range of investors,” the securities commission writes in a statement announcing the appointments.

The three new panel members include Ilana Singer, vice president and corporate secretary of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF), focusing on claims, policy issues, communications and stakeholder outreach. Singer is also a securities expert for the World Bank. The OSC says the position allows her to provide a global perspective on investor compensation schemes. 

Parham Nasseri has more than 15 years of regulatory and wealth management experience, including roles with the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments. Nasseri is also past chair of the Canadian Advocacy Council of CFA Societies Canada and currently serves as vice president, product and regulatory strategy at InvestorCOM.

Finally, Deborah Leckman, former commissioner to the OSC, brings more than 30 years of experience in retail wealth and pension fund industries, working as a board trustee for a number of organizations.

The panel members will each serve two-year terms, beginning in September for Singer, November for Nasseri and on Jan. 1, 2023 for Leckman. The three are replacing outgoing panel members Serge Kalloghlian, Neil Gross and Daniel Brunet.