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81-101, Mutual Funds Prospectus Disclosure

Effective date:

February 1, 2000, except for subsequent amendments.

Published by the CSA:

November 12, 1999

Overview 

This instrument governs the information that mutual funds must provide in accordance with prospectus requirements under Canadian securities legislation.

Recent developments

Date

Development

Comments

June 19, 2013

Amendments

The amendments introduce fundamental investment restrictions and operating requirements for non-redeemable investment funds and enhanced disclosure requirements regarding securities lending by all investment funds in Canada.  The amendments come into force on September 22, 2014 and are subject to certain transition periods.

December 11, 2014

Amendments

These amendments require all dealers that sell mutual funds to deliver a Fund Facts before investors make a decision to buy a conventional mutual fund.  These amendments are effective on May 30, 2016.

March 12, 2015

Amendments

The amendments change the timing of delivery by requiring delivery of the most recently filed fund facts to a purchaser before a dealer accepts an instruction for the purchase of the securities of a mutual fund. The amendments come into force on March 11, 2015.

September 3, 2015

Amendments

The definition of "venture issuer" is amended to recognize "Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc." as a senior exchange.

The amendments are effective on November 17, 2015.

Note: The above summary of Recent Developments does not include consequential amendments made as the result of other projects.

For further details on the history of this Instrument, please refer to the OSC’s Web site.

Amendments under consideration

Correction list for hyphenation

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