The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is seeking applications for membership on its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC).
The FAC is tasked with advising OSC LaunchPad staff on the latest developments in the fintech space and the challenges faced by innovative businesses in the securities industry. Launched in 2016, OSC LaunchPad engages with eligible fintech businesses and helps them in navigating securities regulatory requirements. It strives to keep regulation in line with digital innovation.
The OSC is seeking FAC members with experience in areas including digital platforms (e.g. crowdfunding portals, online advisers); cryptocurrencies or distributed ledger technologies (e.g. blockchain); venture capital, financial services, securities, legal or accounting, with a focus on the fintech or technology sector; data science or AI (artificial intelligence); fintech or technology entrepreneurship; compliance or RegTech solutions; or cryptography or cybersecurity.
The FAC will meet quarterly, with additional meetings as required. It will be chaired by Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director, OSC LaunchPad, and will consist of up to 15 members.
Applications are open until December 22, 2017.