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Investment in digital solutions is an insurance policy

Tech can help protect firms and advisors against two key risks

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For fair and balanced regulation, displace expert committees

Regulators require internal compliance expertise

  • By: Ian Russell
  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
  • 15:00
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Saving for a home using the FHSA

Proactively share these details with clients

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Transforming the fee conversation with total cost reporting

TCR is coming for investment and seg funds

  • By: Susan Silma
  • September 14, 2022 September 14, 2022
  • 15:57
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5 things to know about leveraged and inverse-leveraged ETFs

Get the inside scoop, from fund features to volatility and risk

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How to answer young investors’ questions about ETFs

If we want to serve our clients’ children, we must be comfortable teaching the basics of investing

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Investment funds and the move to T+1

The best solution to the complex transition may be flexibility

  • By: Paul Bourque
  • September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 15:00
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Building a financial planning workforce for the future

It’s time to talk about attracting new talent to the profession

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Tax debts and the prescribed rate

Owing CRA money will soon be more expensive

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Crossing the digital divide in wealth management

Tech adoption isn’t optional given client expectations and trends

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Keeping clients close in turbulent times

Advisors and firms are well positioned to instil investor confidence

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Best kept secret about KYC

Advisors ignore this important know-your-client item to their detriment

5 ways to better serve aging clients

Support a maturing demographic by adapting to changing needs

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

AI is not just another fad

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

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

The future has never looked brighter

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

  • By: Cary List
  • 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

  • By: Cary List
  • January 29, 2021 January 29, 2021
  • 15:00

Toward a grand renewal

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

  • By: Cary List
  • November 27, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 15:00

The need for sustainable business supply chains is growing

Advisors and their clients stand to benefit when corporate leaders focus on building socially and environmentally responsible enterprises

  • By: Deb Abbey
  • February 21, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 06:00

Opportunity knocks for investors who want to make an impact

A growing base of investors are looking for investments that contribute measurably to environmental and social sustainability

  • By: Deb Abbey
  • October 20, 2016 November 17, 2019
  • 05:00

Diversity makes dollars and sense

Corporate boards and executive teams that lack gender and cultural diversity risk missing out on opportunities to generate long-term value

  • By: Deb Abbey
  • August 18, 2016 November 17, 2019
  • 05:00

Four reasons why ESG is here to stay

Supportive market forces outweigh growing pains

Does nuclear power belong in ESG funds?

Although highly divisive among investors, nuclear represents an important transition fuel

Successes, challenges and next steps in responsible investing

RIA CEO reflects on developments and urges advisors to start conversations

  • By: Dustyn Lanz
  • November 9, 2021 November 10, 2021
  • 16:40

Big fat questions to get clients talking

Fulfil your KYC obligations without infringing on client privacy

Getting out of Dodge is not the answer

Advisors who leave the industry to avoid investigations and hearings suffer more severe penalties

Serving fewer clients can lead to a big payoff

Focus on a target market and meet your regulatory obligations

The CSA must act on critical reforms

Two key issues — the best-interests standard and reform of mutual fund fees — require timely and effective action

Treat shareholders fairly when venture issuers raise capital

FAIR Canada supports exemptions that have the key features of rights offerings or private placements in compliance with the TSXV’s private placement rules

Reform of accredited investor exemption is needed

Current regulations assume that an investor’s wealth is a proxy for sophistication. This has to change

Finding the right policy to expand small business investment

Taxpayer incentives, pension fund mandates are options worth exploring

Renovating private equity markets in Canada

Action is critical given the importance of small business to the economy

Expect turbulence ahead in wealth markets

Positioning, sound policy will help firms weather the inflationary storm

  • By: Ian Russell
  • February 18, 2022 February 18, 2022
  • 12:43

Claiming a foreign tax credit isn’t always guaranteed

Help your client avoid double taxation

Determining if a trip is a taxable benefit

The answer depends on your role

Help your client split income with a prescribed rate loan

Consider the strategy now before the rate rises on July 1

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

Listening is key to conversation

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

Vulnerable clients need special care and due diligence

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

Be bold, regulators

Those still timorous and uncertain about introducing a best interest duty have a duty, themselves, to become decisive

  • By: Neil Gross
  • October 31, 2016 November 10, 2019
  • 05:00

Non-GAAP metrics: investors’ little helpers or harmful nonsense?

Every company can calculate non-GAAP metrics however they want, so there’s real risk of investors and markets being misled

  • By: Neil Gross
  • October 3, 2016 November 10, 2019
  • 05:00

Class dismissed

Overcautious courts are erecting barriers to securities class actions, even though these lawsuits are essential for maintaining the integrity and fairness of our capital markets

  • By: Neil Gross
  • September 6, 2016 November 10, 2019
  • 09:00

Managing the risks related to social media

Read and follow your firm’s guidelines on social media use and take the necessary steps to protect yourself

  • By: Yan Huard
  • September 20, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 16:20

Why security professionals fell short on ransomware attacks

Although it’s costly to upgrade key IT systems, the costs of not doing so could be much greater

  • By: Yan Huard
  • July 27, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 05:00

Cyberthreats extend beyond money

Hacktivism, ideological insiders and intelligence gathering are key sources of cyberattacks threating financial services firms

  • By: Yan Huard
  • May 25, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 09:30

The role of tech in post-pandemic wealth

Leverage digital momentum to capitalize on trends

Leveraging compliance to grow your assets

Tech frees advisors to focus on building successful practices

How leveraging tech supports advisors’ books

Client attrition trends and regulatory reform demand digital adoption

  • By: David Reeve
  • February 28, 2022 February 23, 2022
  • 15:00

Successful rule implementation requires industry collaboration

The delivery of policy shouldn’t be a last step

The importance of harmonizing title regulation

Consistency would provide clarity to investors

Responsible investment: Developments in disclosure and standards

Industry action will help provide clarity to investors

Younger Canadians want to work with advisors, but on their own terms

Use these tips to meet their expectations

How advisors can support women’s growing share of wealth

Use these strategies to strengthen client relationships

Demonstrate commitment to client outcomes with the CFRs

By leveraging the regulations, you can build deeper relationships and reinforce the value of your advice

  • By: Susan Silma
  • February 2, 2022 February 2, 2022
  • 15:00

Thematic investing can work for patient investors

Long-term conviction is often required if these strategies are to pay off over time

ETFs can help RESPs to grow

The funds are versatile enough to bolster both education accounts and post-graduation accounts

ETFs can help you slow down and simplify

Simple investment options can help clients overcome resistance to working on their finances

How ETFs can help you navigate volatility

Volatility is stressful but not novel, and ETFs can work in a jarring investing climate

Better and more integrated ESG investing standards are progressing

An enhanced Canadian ESG identification framework is advancing on a foundation of international and domestic norms

Validate your processes and think “win-win” when it comes to applying CFRs

The CFRs are really about formalizing and documenting processes to prove they’re followed

Sustainability or ESG?

Identify companies that understand the difference

Social purpose: A business imperative

Help clients identify companies with meaningful purpose

ESG reporting: A means to progress…or a means to an end?

The increase in ESG reporting hasn’t been accompanied by improvements to society and the environment

Fund administrator: Understanding this essential support role

Services include addressing investor requirements and mitigating compliance risk

Hedging against climate risks using weather derivatives

Alain Brisebois of CWP Energy discusses these often-misunderstood products

The future of ETFs

Erika Toth of BMO Global Asset Management shares her thoughts on the ETF landscape

Imagining financial wellness for all Canadians

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to enhancing access to financial planning

A new era of clarity in Ontario

With minimum standards in place for use of “financial planner” in Ontario, it’s time for other provinces to act

The key role of planners during challenging times

Inflation, rising interest rates and market volatility have significant impacts for Canadians