Ontario Securities Commission appoints Jeff Kehoe as new Enforcement Director

Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maureen Jensen announced today the appointment of Jeff Kehoe as Enforcement Director, effective October 11, 2016.

Jeff Kehoe, named OCS's new Enforcement Director

Jeff Kehoe, named OCS’s new Enforcement Director

Jeff has over a decade of experience overseeing the Canadian capital markets as Director and Vice President of Enforcement at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Prior to IIROC, he served as a Crown Attorney and Department of Justice Crown Counsel.

Jeff is Chair of the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation, a member of the Ontario Place Corporation, and currently serves on both private and public boards including charitable non-profit organizations.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Master of Laws degree specializing in securities law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional certificate from Wharton University of Pennsylvania and has received securities regulation training from Harvard.

Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO of the OSC said:

“As the head of Canada’s largest securities Enforcement Program, Jeff’s role is important in delivering fair, vigorous and timely enforcement that will be critical to market confidence and trust. Jeff’s extensive career in securities enforcement, litigation and criminal law, make him ideal for this key role.”

“I look forward to working with the deep bench of enforcement talent at the OSC,” said Jeff. “It is exciting to be joining a regulator that has implemented first-in-Canada enforcement tools and is constantly looking at ways to strengthen its enforcement presence.”

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets.

Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available here.

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