NEIL GROSS is a Toronto-based capital markets policy consultant. He chairs the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel and also serves on the Mortgage Brokering Technical Advisory Committee at Ontario’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority. In addition, Neil is a director of the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada), a director of Croft Financial Group, a member of the independent review committee for Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., and a Fellow of the public policy advocacy organization CanAge.
Previously, Neil enjoyed a 30-year career as a lawyer litigating investor loss claims and regulatory enforcement cases. He then served as executive director of FAIR Canada while concurrently appointed to the OSC’s Exempt Market Advisory Committee and Seniors Expert Advisory Committee. Now, as a periodic columnist for The Globe and Mail, he draws on those experiences to explore the social impact of financial regulation.
In the volunteer sector, Neil is a director of Family Councils Ontario – a public charity dedicated to supporting family advocacy for residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the province. He also sits on the Vulnerable Investor Task Force convened by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, and the selection panel for the Portfolio Management Association of Canada annual awards of excellence in investment journalism.