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Garth Foster

Garth J. Foster

Partner Fasken
Plans to implement enhanced regulation of the fixed income market will improve market integrity.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1992
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Garth Foster’s practice is focused on investment funds, registration and regulatory compliance. He also works with both public and private investment funds, including exchange traded funds.

Frequently advises clients on the creation of new funds and associated matters. Garth has also been involved in drafting fund documents, advisory agreements and distribution materials.  He has drafted numerous applications for exemptive relief, and has been involved in various mutual fund and regulatory acquisitions.

Garth also provides ongoing compliance and registration advice to advisors, dealers and investment fund managers.

A frequent commentator on policy initiatives in the investment funds, registration and regulatory compliance law areas, Garth’s expertise has been recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and Best Lawyers.

2018 to 2019 Chambers Canada Recognized for Investment Funds (Canada) Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
2018 Lexpert American Lawyers - Guide to the leading 500 lawyers in Canada For Investment Funds & Asset Management
2012 to 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Investment Funds & Asset Management


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • B Comm Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Active member of Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Policy Committee, Canadian ETF Association
  • Member, Industry, Regulation & Tax Committee of Portfolio Management Association of Canada
  • Former member of IFIC Dealer Issues Committee, IFIC Manager Issues Committee, IFIC Regulatory Steering Committee, IFIC Sales Practices Steering Committee, IFIC Sales Communications Steering Committee and IFIC Fund of Fund Working Group
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
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Article NI 31-103 Amendments – Client Relationship Model Phase 2 (CRM2) Timely Disclosure
What You Should Have on Your Compliance Radar for 2016 PMAC Vancouver Compliance Forum location location Vancouver Vancouver, BC
Legal Powerhouse Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers 5th Annual Conference location location Toronto Toronto, ON
Regulatory Update & Recent Developments PMAC Compliance Officers' Network location location Toronto Toronto, ON


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