Equity Associates Inc. is a high-end investment fund dealership established in 2003. They are unique in that all financial planners who join Equity Associates become a "Partner" which allows them to collectively have control over any substantial change to the dealership. This ensures that the dealership maintains its independence and is operated with the best interest of planners and clients in mind rather than in the interest of big business. The head office is based in Markham, Ontario and will only grow to comprise 250 of the highest caliber independent financial planners in Canada.
The main business premise of Equity Associates Inc. is to provide us and other partner offices with an automated and compliant operation platform. The compliance function is quite in-depth as they ensure that we meet all obligations under the Mutual Fund Dealer Association (MFDA) and other Provincial and Federal Securities regulations. Clients can be confident that their accounts are being administered professionally, ethically, and with the highest regard for industry standards.
Equity Associates Inc. is a member of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). The MFDA and the OSC enhance investor protection and strengthen public confidence by mandating, monitoring and enforcing rules and practices to ensure high standards of conduct by its members.