Brian Koscak Appointed to BMG Group Inc. Board of Directors
Markham, ON, November 17, 2022 – BMG Group Inc. (BMG) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Brian Koscak to its Board of Directors.
Brian Koscak is the Vice President and Head of Business & Legal Affairs to a film, television and media financing company and its affiliates located in Toronto, Ontario since November 2019.
Between 2015 and 2019, Mr. Koscak was the President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of a large exempt market dealer based in Calgary, Alberta, that was also registered as a portfolio manager and investment fund manager. Prior to July 2015, Mr. Koscak was a partner in the Toronto office of a national Canadian law firm where he specialized in capital markets and securities compliance and regulatory law with an emphasis on private and public financings, investment funds and securities registration and compliance matters.
Mr. Koscak has served, as a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Exempt Market Advisory Committee (2012 – 2017), the Alberta Securities Commission’s Exempt Market Dealer Advisory Committee (2015 – 2021), and is the former Chair and Vice Chair and current Executive member and Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada. Mr. Koscak was also appointed as a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Ontario Government’s Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce established in 2020. Mr. Koscak obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1987, Master of Arts (Judicial Administration) in 1988, LL.B. and J.D. in 1997 J.D. and his LL.M. (Securities) in 2005. Mr. Koscak is licensed to practice law in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta.
Established in 2002, BMG Group Inc. (BMG), has over a 20-year history of ethical management and compliance is achieved in partnership with the industry’s most trusted business entities including, among others, RBC Investor Services Trust operating as RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) as custodian for the BMG Funds and the appointment by the custodian of the Royal Canadian Mint (the Mint) and certain sub-custodians of the Mint, including Brink’s Canada Limited (collectively with its global affiliates, Brinks), as sub-custodians of the BMG Funds, and our auditors, RSM Canada LLP. BMG is also regulated by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) which monitors compliance with the requirements of the Securities Act (Ontario), as well as with any related rules and policies of the OSC.
BMG was one of the first precious metals bullion management company in Canada to become an Affiliate Member of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). This validation and endorsement is only bestowed upon firms that meet the LBMA’s rigorous industry standards on refining, reliable trading and Good Delivery practices.
BMG is proud to offer our clients a variety of options for purchasing physical precious metals products. Our BullionBars™ program allows investors to choose from coins or Good Delivery bars in gold, silver and platinum, stored in LBMA-member vaults with worldwide, multi-location storage options. Our BMG Mutual Funds are ideally suited for balancing your portfolio with physical precious metals. The Funds are open-end mutual funds and are a practical way of owning pure, physical bullion without the compromise presented when buying paper gold such as certificates, futures contracts or options. Whichever BMG products you choose, you can have the peace of mind that only pure precious metals bullion ownership can provide.
BMG Mutual Funds BMG Mutual Funds are all open-end mutual fund trusts that provide a cost-effective and convenient method of owning precious metals bullion without compromising any of the fundamental attributes of bullion, which are: absolute liquidity, no counterparty risk and no reliance on management skills. No derivatives, futures contracts, options or certificates are used in BMG Mutual Funds. BMG Mutual Funds are an ideal way to balance your portfolio with physical gold, silver and platinum bullion.
BMG BullionFund – BMG BullionFund is the world’s first and only open-end mutual fund trust that purchases equal dollar amounts of physical gold, silver and platinum bullion. BMG Gold BullionFund – BMG Gold BullionFund is an open-end mutual fund trust that purchases gold bullion. BMG Silver BullionFund – BMG Silver BullionFund is an open-end mutual fund trust that purchases silver bullion.
BMG Diversified Hedge Fund Launched in October 2019, the BMG Diversified Hedge Fund will seek to achieve long-term capital growth and income, and will aim to surpass the Canadian Balanced Fund Index. BMG’s Diversified Hedge Fund is designed to take advantage of a major market correction in the global financial markets through a unique two-stage investment strategy.
BMG Physical Bullion
Good Delivery Gold, Silver and Platinum Bars and Gold, Silver and Platinum Maple Leaf Coins.
Launched in 2008, the BMG BullionBars™ program allows clients worldwide, through the use of a unique, secure and transparent process, to easily purchase and store individual bars of investment-grade Good Delivery gold, silver and platinum bullion, and 1-ounce gold, silver and platinum Maple Leaf coins. The 1-ounce silver Maple Leaf coins can be purchased in monster boxes of 500; 1-ounce gold Maple Leaf coins in tubes of ten or boxes of fifty tubes; and 1-ounce platinum Maple Leaf coins in tubes of ten. Worldwide storage is available in LBMA-member vaults via Brink’s.
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