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Bank of Canada outlook drives down loonie and Toronto stock market

The dollar traded at an average of US74.21¢ on Wednesday

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Proposed class action alleges RBC Insurance, Aviva shortchanged commissioned employees

Allegations involve improper calculations of vacation and public holiday pay

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 23, 2019 April 23, 2019
  • 13:06
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Amid a weaker loonie and strong M&A activity, cross-border investment surged in 2018, StatsCan reports

Canadian direct investment abroad jumped by 10.4% to $1.3 trillion in 2018

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FINRA launches unit to focus on industry innovation

The Office of Financial Innovation will lead the SRO's handling of fintech-related issues

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RBC issues first green bond

Proceeds will fund renewable energy, green building projects

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019
  • 14:21
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TD Asset Management launches alternative investment funds for HNW clients

Funds are available exclusively to TD's Private Wealth Management clients

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019
  • 12:42
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Former rep sanctioned for suitability failures

The former broker admitted to recommending unsuitable high-risk investments to multiple clients

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Canadian bank volatility set to rise, report says

U.S. M&A activity and a shift in accounting rules could pose risks

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First-time homebuyers hoping for financial help from family and friends: BMO

At least one in 10 is hoping for a gift of $100,000 or more

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 23, 2019 April 23, 2019
  • 10:28

OSFI rejigs executive lineup

Ben Gully will succeed Carolyn Rogers as assistant superintendent, regulation sector

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MD Financial renames, changes investment objectives of bond pools

The changes will be implemented at the end of May

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 23, 2019 April 23, 2019
  • 14:49
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CFTC shuts down alleged forex fraud

The regulator has filed a civil enforcement action in federal court against several Florida-based firms

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FCA seeks to boost consumer protection

The regulator intends to publish a paper this fall with detailed reform proposals

OSC Dialogue 2017 to feature FCA, SEC executives

IE’s Calendar of Industry Events

Helping advisors find opportunities for accredited continuing education

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 18, 2019 April 18, 2019
  • 10:30
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The budget and your clients

Feds create new annuity options, enhance Homebuyers’ Plan

Tech Tips: Tax software for your clients

Help your clients navigate a wide selection of tax preparation products to find the right one for their needs - and their device

Your clients should feel valued

Clients often feel unimportant because of advisors' failure to manage the experience

After the rush: Post-RRSP reviews

Now that the contribution deadline has passed, this is a good time to review your clients' changing needs