The Joint Standing Committee on Retail Investor Issues today issued the Retail Information Survey Report, based on a survey of Canadians who use an investment advisor when making investment decisions. The Joint Standing Committee is made up of representatives of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, Mutual Fund Dealers Association, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and Ontario Securities Commission, and was created with the purpose of, among other things, providing a forum for the discussion of retail investor issues. The report's findings provide insight into the way Canadian investors make decisions and their use of investment advisors and according to the release, provide data and analysis to assist the four organizations involved in their policy making activities with respect to retail investors.