Earlier this week, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued a report summarizing its compliance review of various types of investment funds. The review began in September 2008 in response to concerns respecting market turmoil and focused on assessing compliance by fund managers with Ontario securities laws. Funds were reviewed in three phases, beginning with money market funds, followed by non-conventional investment funds and finally focusing on hedge funds.
While the OSC noted "some instances of non-compliance" during site visits, the report states that no industry-wide compliance issues were observed. The report, however, makes a number of observations and includes suggested practices for fund managers.