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Designed is a member of the New Regulatory Organization of Canada (“New SRO”). The New SRO is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all mutual fund dealers, investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. To learn more about the New SRO please visit https://www.newselfregulatoryorganizationofcanada.ca/

To research the background, qualifications and disciplinary information of investment advisors who have worked with a registered investment dealer please generate an IIROC Advisor Report here: https://www.iiroc.ca/advisor-report-search .

Designed advisors are licensed in different registration categories which will be unique to the products they are permitted to recommend and trade in, and may also relate to any discretionary authority they have on your accounts (I.e. portfolio managers). Regardless of a registration category, not all products will be suitable to you and it will depend on your personal “know-your-client” information, including your risk tolerance, objectives and overall financial situation.

Your advisor may also offer insurance related products, such as segregated funds via a Managing General Agency (MGA). The advisor is required to be dually registered to do so under applicable insurance legislation and they must have been approved by Designed to conduct such business outside the dealer. All outside activities are subject to approval by Designed.

Designed has a carrying broker arrangement with Aviso Wealth. Aviso Correspondent Partners, is a national, integrated financial services company, with >$100 Billion in assets under administration (AUA). They are experienced, efficient, and have committed to collaborate and partner closely with Designed Securities Ltd. To learn more about Aviso Wealth please visit https://www.aviso.ca.

For additional legal and compliance information, please see our Legal and Compliance Section.