Opening Your Retail Account

What your investment dealer needs from you – and why

To open an account, you and your advisor will complete an account application together. You will also be asked to agree to the terms set out in a client account agreement. Your advisor’s firm is required by CIRO rules and other laws to gather certain information about you. It may be unable to open an account for you if you are unwilling to provide this information.

This brochure sets out the basic information requirements for the initial application and ongoing maintenance of your account. Your firm may request additional information, depending on the type of account and the services you request.