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Almost 60% of Canadian ESG funds outperformed in Q2

In the same quarter, global ESG fund assets hit US$1 trillion, with positive Canadian flows, finds Morningstar

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OSC confirms all hearings will be remote until further notice

Office of the Secretary will make alternate arrangements for hearings up until December

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 31, 2020 July 31, 2020
  • 15:47
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Returns for DB pension plans surged in Q2

Market gains were driven by feds' economic intervention, says RBC report

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GMP Capital reports Q2 loss

Richardson GMP reports $28.3 billion in AUA

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Canadian angel investing set a 10-year record

In 2019, angel investors put up $163.9 million across 299 investments

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 31, 2020 July 31, 2020
  • 12:37
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Economy grew 4.5% in May, finds StatsCan

The increase in GDP beat economists' expectations

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U.S. consumer spending rose 5.6% in June

Americans who have applied for unemployment has topped 1 million for 19 straight weeks

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U.S. economy shrank at record-breaking 33% rate last quarter

The decline in GDP in Q2 marked the sharpest such drop on record

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Low rates affecting insurers’ products, portfolios: DBRS

The rating agency outlines the ongoing interest-rate challenge for the insurance industry

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2020 July 30, 2020
  • 13:24
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Easing of Covid-19 restrictions not yet reflected in May payroll: StatsCan

Labour Force Survey employment increased by 1.8% in May

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2020 July 30, 2020
  • 13:55
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TD and RBC extend work from home policy for most staff until 2021

Scotiabank has also announced plans to keep workforce at home

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Address change would be temporary until quarantine efforts are lifted

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 1, 2020 May 13, 2020
  • 10:21
OSC Dialogue 2017 to feature FCA, SEC executives

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Helping advisors find opportunities for accredited continuing education

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 23, 2019 July 22, 2020
  • 10:30
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The pandemic could affect when and how clients divorce

Lawyers explain the factors around choosing valuation dates for assets

Protecting yourself from claims when clients are stressed

Dissatisfied investors may confront advisors due to poor performance

To be continued

Advisory firms were forced to act quickly to deploy their business continuity plans and adapt to the challenges posed by Covid-19

Coach’s Forum: Make the transition to “transition coach”

Helping business-owner clients transfer their businesses can enable you to end your career on a high note