How To Make an Exempt Market Investment Using RRSP or TFSA Funds
Most Exempt Market issuers allow you to invest using registered funds. This includes RRSP’s, TFSA’s, RESP’s, RIF’s, LIRA’s and LIF’s.
A common misconception among investors is that they will have to pay taxes on their registered funds if they use them towards an Exempt Market investment opportunity. This is not the case as the funds are transferred between accounts and never leave the registered umbrella.
Here is the process:
– We use Olympia Trust Company for all of our clients that want to use registered funds to invest. We would fill out the documents to open you up a self-directed registered account through Olympia Trust if you do not have an account already.
– Once the account is open, you can make a new contribution, transfer existing funds from another institution or a combination of the two.
– Once the required funds are in your account at Olympia Trust, then it is a matter of completing documents to make an Exempt Market investment.
– Olympia Trust charges an annual account fee of $150.00 + GST and then anytime you make a private investment there is a purchase fee of $75.00 + GST.
This brings us to the next question…
Should You Invest In The Exempt Market Using Registered Funds?
In the Exempt Market, everything comes down to suitability, meaning – Are these types of investments suitable for you and your portfolio? There are many things to consider here including your age, your time horizon, your risk tolerance and your financial goals.
Contact me today and we can talk more about this and decide if the Exempt Market is suitable for a portion of your portfolio.
Exempt Market Dealing Representative