OSC Seeks Applications for Fintech Advisory Committee

OSC Release | Dec 6, 2018

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TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is seeking applications for membership on its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC).

The FAC advises OSC LaunchPad staff on developments in the fintech space and the challenges faced by start-ups in the securities industry.  OSC LaunchPad is a dedicated team that engages with fintech businesses, provides guidance and flexibility in navigating securities regulatory requirements, and works to keep regulation in step with digital innovation.

The FAC will meet quarterly, with additional meetings as required. The FAC is chaired by Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director, OSC LaunchPad, and will consist of up to 15 members. Membership terms will be for one year.  Members will be selected based on whether they have direct experience in one or more of the following:

  • Digital platforms (e.g., crowdfunding portals, crypto-asset trading platforms, online advisers);
  • Crypto-assets or distributed ledger technologies (e.g., blockchain);
  • Data science or artificial intelligence (AI);
  • Venture capital, financial services, securities, legal or accounting experience with a focus on the fintech or technology sector;
  • Fintech or technology entrepreneurship;
  • Compliance or regulatory technology (RegTech) solutions; or
  • Cryptography or cybersecurity.

See:  OSC outlines key areas of focus for 2018-2019

Interested parties should submit a résumé indicating their relevant experience by January 4, 2019.

Applications and questions regarding the FAC can be addressed to:

Isabel Cupryn
Fintech Coordinator, OSC LaunchPad
Ontario Securities Commission
osclaunchpad@osc.gov.on.ca

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