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2012 CIFPs annual conference

Investment Executive heads to Vancouver to report from the 10th annual national conference of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners. Here are some highlights from “Plan to Grow West” conference.

June 11, 2012

What women want from investing

Phil Ackers, associate vice president, TD Waterhouse, describes the main points that advisors need consider when working with women clients. Ackers spoke at the CIFPs conference in Vancouver.

  • June 11, 2012 January 23, 2018
  • 13:01

Look to agriculture and food production for investment opportunities

Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Dean, College of Management and Economics, University of Guelph, says agriculture and food production will attract investment over the next two decades, and explains why. He spoke at the CIFPs conference in Vancouver.

  • June 7, 2012 December 15, 2017
  • 10:30

Using dividends to boost yield

Doug Warwick, managing director and portfolio manager, TD Asset Management Inc., uses dividends to increase yield while offering some protection from interest rate risk. He explains his strategy for sticking with large-cap, blue chip, less cyclical companies. He spoke at the 2012 CIFPs conference in Vancouver.

  • June 6, 2012 December 15, 2017
  • 12:00

Choosing dividend stocks for a low growth environment

David Sykes, vice-president and director with TD Asset Management Inc., asserts that a lengthy period of low economic growth means interest rates will stay lower for longer and inflation will be contained. He outlines his strategy for assembling a portfolio of high quality dividend stocks. He spoke at the 2012 CIFPs conference in Vancouver.

  • June 5, 2012 December 15, 2017
  • 09:50

The financial crisis: What happens next

Peter Andersen, founder of Andersen Economic Research Inc., discusses what we’ve learned from previous economic crises and how the United States is facing four or five years of slow economic growth. He explains what this means for the global economy and for Canada. Anderson spoke at the 2012 CIFPs conference in Vancouver.

  • June 1, 2012 December 15, 2017
  • 09:15

Fee-based compensation rewards advisors, says PlanPlus exec

Many countries are moving to abolish commissions, and Canadian regulators could do the same

  • May 31, 2012 May 31, 2012
  • 07:50

Look to agriculture for major gains

China’s expansion is expected to result in greater demand for farmland, coffee, cattle and other food sources

  • May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012
  • 14:45

Lack of disclosure leads to complaints

FPSC investigation highlights advisor behaviors that generates client complaints

  • May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012
  • 11:00

Decline of DB pensions means greater role for financial planners

Advisors urged to focus on helping clients manage lifetime income

  • May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012
  • 06:50