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Industry Perspectives

Ian Russell

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Changing the game on cross-border data processing

Why strengthening personal data protections poses a looming challenge for the Canadian investment industry

  • October 16, 2019 October 17, 2019
  • 16:41

Lessons from the recent GMP Capital transaction

Why well-managed small and mid-size independent dealers are competing effectively

  • August 15, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 12:33

Streamlining eDelivery for prospectuses

How the “notice and access” mechanism for proxy voting could be extended to other documents

  • June 12, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 15:38

The OSC Burden Reduction Task Force can make a difference to clients

Lower compliance costs will allow advisors to better serve smaller investors

  • April 16, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 17:09
Dustyn Lanz>
Responsible Investing

Dustyn Lanz

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Research shows investors value sustainability

Study finds causal evidence that retail investors will move assets into RI funds if it is made easier to do so

  • October 11, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 15:19

New diversity data coming for responsible investors

Upcoming disclosure requirements will provide a wealth of diversity data that goes beyond gender

  • August 16, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 15:55

Sustainable finance: three things advisors need to know

What is sustainable finance, and what does the recent report from Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance mean for advisors?

  • June 21, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 13:49

Gender lens investing

Men hold the vast majority of board seats and CEO positions in Canada. Gender lens investing aims to close the gap.

  • April 26, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 16:00
Ellen Bessner>
Advisor at Risk

Ellen Bessner

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Are you still not getting KYC and suitability right?

The OSC says there is a lot of room for improvement in its 2019 summary report

  • October 4, 2019 October 17, 2019
  • 16:43

Managing clients — especially couples — can be challenging

Situations become complicated when couples aren’t on the same page about their goals

  • September 6, 2019 October 17, 2019
  • 17:05

When a client names you executor of their estate

IIROC and MFDA advisors could lose their licence if they act as an executor and/or beneficiary

  • August 9, 2019 October 17, 2019
  • 17:13

Succession for advisors

Don’t leave your dependents in the lurch

  • July 12, 2019 October 17, 2019
  • 15:47
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Foreign pension income is usually taxable

Help clients understand — and budget for — taxes on their foreign pensions

  • September 27, 2019 October 15, 2019
  • 13:35

Advisors can help clients avoid TFSA overcontributions

Investors who may have overcontributed to their TFSAs face harsh penalty tax

  • August 30, 2019 October 15, 2019
  • 15:57

‘Loss of source’ rule may come in handy

Investors who borrowed money to purchase a now-defunct investment can still write off interest on the loan

  • August 2, 2019 October 15, 2019
  • 16:48

New stock options rules introduced

What advisors need to know before the rules take effect in January

  • July 5, 2019 October 15, 2019
  • 16:21
Susan Silma>
Compliance CX

Susan Silma

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Helping clients understand what they’re paying for advice

Advisors can build trust with clients by explaining fees

  • September 25, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 15:42

Protect your vulnerable clients while protecting yourself

How advisors can guard their vulnerable clients from financial exploitation and avoid the risk of regulatory action

  • July 24, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 17:09

Is technology encouraging short-term thinking in clients?

For clients, information on their investments is now just a click away. Advisors can help minimize their overreaction to market movements.

  • May 22, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 17:30

Focus on people, not just products

Increase engagement by focusing on your client’s goals rather than only the details of their investments

  • March 20, 2019 October 14, 2019
  • 15:50