CSA awards "Test your financial I.Q." grand prize to a young Quebecer


Montréal – In the second edition of the Test Your Financial I.Q. contest, Canada's securities regulators have awarded a $2,500 prize to a 17 year-old Montrealer for her essay on the importance of saving and investing wisely at an early age.

In an essay entitled Maître de soi... et de son argent, winner Kim Ma proposed an ingenious plan which would allow her to save her money and make it grow. The strategy combined portfolio diversification, a good understanding of the selected financial products and a realistic analysis of the opportunities offered by the financial markets, all while taking into account her risk tolerance and financial goals. “By saving and investing wisely, I have self-control and, especially, control of my money”, Kim Ma said in her essay’s conclusion.

The Test Your Financial I.Q. contest aims to make young people aware of the benefits of investing and to encourage them to learn about the financial products available on the market. Over 600 Canadians from 14 to 18 years of age participated in this second annual Test Your Financial I.Q. contest.

In addition to the grand prize of $2,500, 12 provincial and territorial prizes of $750 each were awarded:

  • Alberta – Eva Hu
  • British Columbia – Jocelyn Bootle
  • Manitoba – Wendy Kwong
  • New Brunswick – Raphaelle Theriault
  • Newfoundland & Labrador – Meredith Loveys
  • Northwest Territories – Matthew Grundy
  • Nova Scotia – Dominic Daemen
  • Ontario – Clinton Cairns
  • PEI – Graham Watts
  • Québec – Kim Ma
  • Saskatchewan – Courtney Johnson
  • Yukon – Helen Booth

The CSA is a council of the 13 securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories. It coordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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Autorité des marchés financiers

Barbara Timmins


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Alberta Securities Commission

Joni Delaurier


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British Columbia Securities Commission

Andrew Poon


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Manitoba Securities Commission

Ainsley Cunningham


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New Brunswick Securities Administration Branch

Christina Taylor



Northwest Territories Registrar of Securities

Tony Wong


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Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Scott Peacock


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Ontario Securities Commission

Perry Quinton


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Prince Edward Island Office of Attorney General

Mark Gallant


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Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission

Patti Pacholek


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Securities Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador

Susan W. Powell


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Yukon Registrar of Securities

Richard Roberts