The Ontario Securities Commission recently released its 2014 annual report, which provides an overview of the OSC's key accomplishments over the course of the last year in relation to its stated goals.

Among other things, the report notes that in the last year OSC staff initiated 14 investigations into fraud and other egregious types of misconduct through its Joint Serious Offences Team in partnerships with police agencies, as well as four quasi-criminal proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice. 

Meanwhile, the report also states that the OSC will continue to review market structure issues and assess the need for regulatory action in respect of such things as the order protection rule, high frequency trading, mutual fund fee structures and whether to introduce a best interest standard for dealers and advisers.