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Clients have spoken — and regulators should listen

IFIC’s recent Canadian Mutual Fund Investor Survey found that investors are very satisfied with their advisors and prefer to pay their fees indirectly

Disclosure is severely limited


close up of the flags of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico

USMCA won’t end trade spats

The negotiations that wound up on Sept. 30 are likely to be only the first in a litany of disputes with Washington

Inviting damage to investor confidence


  • By: IE Staff
  • September 21, 2018 September 21, 2018
  • 00:01

Harsh lessons for Trudeau

The Trans Mountain Pipeline decision and NAFTA negotiations may lead to major policy changes for Canada

The culture that led to the crisis


  • August 24, 2018 August 22, 2018
  • 00:01
canadian and usa flags

Populism is nothing new

Political branding - as practised by Donald Trump, Viktor Orbán and Doug Ford - is harming democracy

Solid proposal or empty promise?


  • July 27, 2018 July 24, 2018
  • 00:01
flags of usa and china painted on cracked wall

Trade, or “governtainment”

There is more than a tit-for-tat trade war going on between China and the U.S. And Canada should be paying attention

Enforcement and the spirit of the law


  • By: IE Staff
  • June 22, 2018 June 21, 2018
  • 00:01
United States Capitol, Washington DC

Method to King Donald’s madness

Trump's tariffs and his personal attack on Justin Trudeau may be part of a strategic retreat from his original threat

Downtown office buildings Toronto

Opinion: CSA decision a big win for the industry

Dealers and advisors can breathe a sigh of relief that there is no blanket ban on trailer commissions and no statutory best interest standard

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 21, 2018 June 22, 2018
  • 10:05

Shedding the image of weakness


  • By: IE Staff
  • June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018
  • 00:01

The brokerage business’s remarkable resilience


  • By: IE Staff
  • April 27, 2018 April 25, 2018
  • 00:01

One out of three is not good


  • By: IE Staff
  • March 29, 2018 March 29, 2018
  • 00:01

Time to follow the U.S. on seniors’ issues


  • By: IE Staff
  • March 1, 2018 March 2, 2018
  • 00:04

NAFTA 2.0 won’t end trade disputes

Protectionism in the U.S. may not be as severe as it was in 1930, but it remains very much a part of that country's DNA

Is Big Tech getting too big?

Technology giants such as Facebook and Alphabet dominate the economy. Can limits be placed on that dominance?

The budget deserves a closer look

Not long ago, journalists would spend a week or more parsing and analyzing the budget document

Bias on embedded commissions ban?

Investment industry players that favour a ban are either far removed from the average investor or could benefit directly from it

  • By: Mark Kent
  • July 17, 2017 January 18, 2018
  • 13:40

IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Regulators’ proposals to impose a best interests standard would be “duplicative and confusing”

Explanations are needed — please

How will removing embedded commissions enhance the client experience? And how will a fiduciary standard work exactly?

  • By: Don Janzen
  • August 15, 2016 January 16, 2018
  • 16:20