Advocis To Launch Compliance Seminar Series at National Conference

Association Aims to Make Compliance Easier for Advisors

Toronto (June 5, 2003) Attendees to Advocis’ 2003 National Conference in St. John’s will be able to sign up for the first offering of the Compliance Seminar Series for Advisors designed as an introduction to the different compliance issues governing financial services. The seminar will be part of the pre-conference workshops taking place on June 11, 2003, in St. John’s.

The seminar, covering the regulations for life insurance and mutual funds, will conform to the tenets of the Advocis Code of Professional Conduct and will provide advisors with the tools they need to remain compliant in the increasingly litigious business environment.

“This compliance seminar series is the first significant collaborative effort we’ve made with our corporate partners and industry leaders to establish clear compliance guidelines for advisors,” said Steve Howard, president and CEO of Advocis. “Multiple levels of compliance and regulation is an ongoing source of frustration for advisors and this seminar series is the first step to getting the tools they need to conduct their business in a professional manner that ultimately serves consumer interests.”

The first seminar will take place on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, just prior to the 2003 Advocis National Conference and is open to the media. More dates are planned for fall 2003, and winter and spring 2004. Advocis also plans to offer customized programs for financial services companies.

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