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Advisor at Risk

Ellen Bessner

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Legal help is critical in regulatory interview process

Lawyers may cost money, but they can help you be prepared to protect your licence, livelihood and reputation when speaking with regulators

Beware of unforgiving and aggressive regulators

Pressures to build your business should not lead advisors to disregard compliance

  • January 17, 2018 January 25, 2018
  • 14:00

Entrepreneurial advisors need to find the right balance

There are various reasons why advisors take risks and get into trouble with regulators; here are some key measures you could take to protect yourself

  • December 17, 2017 December 17, 2017
  • 20:00

AI cannot replace human advisors

Services such as robo-advisors lack the ability to truly understand clients like financial advisors do

  • November 19, 2017 November 19, 2017
  • 17:20
Ian Russell>
Industry Perspectives

Ian Russell

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Technology offers significant opportunities

Electronic wealth-management platforms could improve the prospects of small and mid-sized investment dealers

Renovating the rulebook must be a top priority for regulators

More attention needs to be paid to enhancing market efficiency by lowering costs and lightening the regulatory burden for registrants

  • December 14, 2017 January 21, 2018
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Regulators must avoid unintended consequences

As a new survey reveals that investors have trust their advisors, proper steps need to be taken to ensure advisors are allowed to thrive

  • October 19, 2017 January 17, 2018
  • 06:00

MiFID II represents a challenge for Canadian dealers

Whether Canadian securities dealers can establish a global model of payment for research will depend on U.S. regulatory accommodation to MiFID II

  • August 16, 2017 December 15, 2017
  • 17:00
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RRSPs remain the best choice for most clients

Although clients may be upset at having to pay taxes on their RRSP and RRIF withdrawals, RRSPs are the optimal, long-term savings vehicle for most…

Three tax resolutions for 2018

Here are three simple tax strategies you and your clients should keep in mind for minimizing taxes this year

  • January 15, 2018 January 25, 2018
  • 07:05

Tips for yearend charitable donations

There are three key tax considerations you and your clients should keep in mind when making decisions on charitable donations for the end of 2017

  • December 10, 2017 December 10, 2017
  • 16:00

Capital gains tax needs to be reduced or abolished

There are many benefits to be had for investors and the overall economy as a whole if the capital gains tax is eliminated

  • November 12, 2017 November 12, 2017
  • 18:00
Carey List>
Focus on Financial Planning

Cary List

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Professional advice in greater need than ever

Financial planners and advisors have the skills to provide real discipline to help clients stay true to their principles in times when panic sets in

Shaping the future of financial planning

The global Financial Planning Standards Board is focused on helping financial planners adapt to changing market dynamics and technology

  • December 3, 2017 January 17, 2018
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Financial planners play key role in improving financial literacy

Financial planners must be able to communicate in a manner that clients can understand, absorb and convert advice into appropriate action

  • October 9, 2017 October 9, 2017
  • 18:30

“Financial advisor” and “financial planner” are not the same

It’s time that either the term “financial advisor” truly means something — separate and apart from the licence to sell a product — or to…

  • August 13, 2017 December 15, 2017
  • 12:45
Dustyn Lanz>
Responsible Investing

Dustyn Lanz

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Making sense of the debate on fossil fuel divestment

We need to allocate capital to sustainability leaders across many sectors and invest in companies supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy

Responsible investors have burning questions about cannabis

Determining whether marijuana is a responsible investment depends on several fundamental factors that should be discussed with an investment professional versed in ESG analysis

  • November 26, 2017 January 21, 2018
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Talking about responsible investing pays off

The majority of investors who care about whether their money is helping or hurting society find it valuable when their advisors focus on responsible investing

  • October 1, 2017 October 1, 2017
  • 17:15

Turning climate concerns into action

Improved corporate disclosure on climate risks is needed to help investors understand long-term investment opportunities

  • August 7, 2017 December 15, 2017
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