Exempt markets

One of the challenges in today’s financial markets is dealing with over-regulation. There are various reasons why broad regulations exist. For some investors, this type of regulation brings safety, which means the returns will be safe too, which is fine for some.

But that’s not our approach here at ASCEND GRP, where we have a track record of engaging alternative forms of financing that are not only high-yielding and meet the objectives of forward-looking investors, but that are relatively safe, well-managed, and meet advanced disclosure requirements. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

The kinds of exemptions involved

That’s where the exempt markets come into play. In Canada, exempt markets constitute a specific area of financial investing in which, as the name implies, certain investments are exempt from some reporting requirements, especially as it relates to the issuance of a prospectus.

Now, does this mean that there are no reporting or other requirements surrounding investments in exempt markets? No. In fact, such extra-regulatory frameworks are usually instituted by governments and regulatory bodies because, in some circumstances, the prevailing regulations are seen as restrictive or cumbersome. In addition, the issuance of a prospectus doesn’t always guarantee investors have all the information they need to make sound financial decisions.

Making a difference

As a result, here at ASCEND GRP, we take advantage of the regulatory exemptions in place in order to deliver on the financial objectives of demanding investors while adhering to reporting and oversight policies that protect valued clients. It’s just another part of the ASCEND GRP difference.

All forward-looking investors should seek opportunities to place their capital in financial securities and structured investments that exceed traditional yields while offering needed safety and investor protection. That’s what the exempt markets are about, and it’s what we specialize in at ASCEND GRP.