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Tashia Batstone
Focus on Financial Planning

Tashia Batstone

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Tech is a force for transformation, inclusion

Financial planning is changing amid digitization

  • September 28, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 15:00

Democratization: The future of financial planning

We need to focus on ensuring all Canadians have access to sound financial advice

  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 16:00

Toward an inclusive future for all Canadians

Financial planners must embrace the opportunity to think beyond the current communities they serve

  • May 21, 2021 May 19, 2021
  • 03:00
Ian Russell
Industry Perspectives

Ian Russell

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The challenge to differentiate wealth services

Advisors can offer a personalized experience through deeper client engagement

  • September 15, 2021 September 13, 2021
  • 15:00

Expanded cost reporting poses an important and challenging task

The CSA is expected to propose new cost reporting for investors

  • July 21, 2021 July 22, 2021
  • 16:14

Complex exempt market offerings require more vigorous oversight

Extensive oversight is needed for integrated EMD and IC/PM business models

  • May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021
  • 17:22

Budget 2021 was a disappointment to the investment industry

Without a detailed fiscal plan, program spending and budget deficits may exceed the current projections

  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
  • 15:45
Carey List
Focus on Financial Planning

Cary List

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The future has never looked brighter

In his final column, Cary List shares his thoughts on the future of financial planning

  • March 26, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00

Financial literacy: taking the long view

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s renewed national strategy for financial literacy can help Canadians focus on the future

  • January 29, 2021 January 29, 2021
  • 15:00

Toward a grand renewal

Financial planners can play a key role in rebuilding Canadians’ confidence

  • November 27, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 15:00

On the cusp of momentous change in Ontario

A new regulatory framework, years in the making, is an opportunity for Ontario to be a model for other provinces

  • October 2, 2020 October 2, 2020
  • 17:57
Focus on Financial Planning

Keith Costello

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Millennials see retirement and financial planning differently than other generations

Financial planners and financial advisors need to understand millennials’ preferences to gain their trust and business

  • November 15, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 15:31

Listening is key to conversation

Financial advisors can build deeper connections with clients by using active listening skills

  • September 20, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 10:50

Vulnerable clients need special care and due diligence

Financial advisors should be aware of how to identify and engage effectively with vulnerable clients

  • August 7, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 17:02

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 November 16, 2019
  • 15:54
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Technology will drive harmonization, regulators say

The insurance industry is taking a page from the mutual fund industry, leveraging technology to address mounting disclosure regulations

  • January 2, 2018 November 14, 2019
  • 10:30

AI is not just another fad

AI is slowly making its way into the wealth-management industry and will ultimately transform financial advisors’ role

  • October 29, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 13:00

Is financial services the next music industry?

Blockchain technology may transform financial services just as peer-to-peer file-sharing technology changed the music industry almost 20 years ago

  • September 4, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 17:00

Clients want humans, not robots

Far from replacing interaction with real people, technology strengthens the financial advisor’s client service

  • July 10, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 05:00