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Focus on Financial Planning

Cary List

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A welcome new regulatory era in Ontario

The FSRA’s regulation of advisor and planner titles could influence policy in other jurisdictions

  • June 28, 2019 July 10, 2019
  • 13:43

Long overdue title protection coming to Ontario

But the devil will be in the details

  • May 3, 2019 July 10, 2019
  • 16:49

Now is the time to regulate financial services titles

Consumers expect professionalism and true value from financial advisors

  • March 8, 2019 July 10, 2019
  • 17:00

Turbulent markets require a professional touch

Professional financial planners are uniquely positioned to help clients stay on track during periods of market volatility

  • January 14, 2019 July 10, 2019
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Responsible Investing

Dustyn Lanz

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 July 19, 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 July 19, 2019
  • 16:00

Impact investing goes public

Growing awareness of social and environmental problems has laid the foundation for impact investing

  • March 1, 2019 July 19, 2019
  • 16:00

Retail investors join institutions on climate concerns

Ignoring the financial risks related to climate change no longer is a viable option for investment professionals

  • January 7, 2019 July 19, 2019
  • 06:00
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Industry Perspectives

Ian Russell

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Streamlining eDelivery for prospectuses

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

  • June 12, 2019 July 10, 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 July 10, 2019
  • 17:09

Investors can benefit from regulatory streamlining

Clients have demanded an integrated platform of products and services driven by their desire for convenient, one-stop shopping

  • February 14, 2019 July 10, 2019
  • 06:00

FSRA will have many benefits

Ontario’s new insurance regulator will raise the standards of transparency and conduct not only in the province, but nationally

  • December 14, 2018 July 10, 2019
  • 06:30
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Focus on Financial Planning

Keith Costello

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Deciphering Ontario’s Financial Professionals Title Protection Act

Financial planners and advisors should be aware that the act may go beyond title protection

  • May 31, 2019 July 20, 2019
  • 15:54

Helping clients avoid market groupthink

Long-term investment portfolio values and retirement goals can suffer when your clients follow market irrationality

  • April 23, 2019 July 20, 2019
  • 15:43

Harmonization is the key to reducing regulatory load

Multiple rules and regimes mean increased costs for advisors, planners and clients

  • February 11, 2019 July 20, 2019
  • 06:00

Traditional retirement planning may not meet Canadians’ needs

Financial planners and financial advisors need to re-evaluate retirement planning processes to ensure they resonate with their clients

  • December 3, 2018 July 20, 2019
  • 05:30
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Compliance CX

Susan Silma

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 July 20, 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 July 20, 2019
  • 15:50

Improve client engagement with technology

Advisors could use technology to make necessary processes less cumbersome and more understandable for clients

  • January 24, 2019 July 20, 2019
  • 06:00

Do the right thing for your clients

Advisors should use the proposed client-focused reforms as an opportunity to strengthen relationships with clients

  • November 22, 2018 July 20, 2019
  • 06:00