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The pipeline problem

Ottawa and the provinces must deal with Indigenous peoples and investors in an open-handed way

Populism rattles financial markets

In this age of rising populism and partisanship, the value of expertise and institutions increasingly is under siege. And that trend threatens economic growth and…

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 21, 2019 January 27, 2019
  • 00:01
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Advantage: Trudeau – for now


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Dear Investment Executive reader

We apologize for this week’s web troubles

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 7, 2018 February 14, 2019
  • 09:15

National regulator losing its lustre


  • November 23, 2018 January 27, 2019
  • 00:01

Getting emotional about carbon

Pierre Trudeau learned in 1972 that he could be a prophet or a politician, but he couldn't be both

RI is the future of investing


  • November 9, 2018 January 27, 2019
  • 00:01
flags of usa and china painted on cracked wall

Out of chaos, a strategy

With trade deals revised, the U.S. looks determined to remake the world’s trading system to isolate China

Sector must embrace reforms


  • October 26, 2018 January 27, 2019
  • 00:01

Tories have much to learn

Maxime Bernier's comment that his former party seems to have lost its soul has some validity

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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


Inviting damage to investor confidence


  • By: IE Staff
  • September 21, 2018 January 27, 2019
  • 00:01

The culture that led to the crisis


  • August 24, 2018 January 27, 2019
  • 00:01

Solid proposal or empty promise?


  • July 27, 2018 January 27, 2019
  • 00:01

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

Harsh lessons for Trudeau

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

Populism is nothing new

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

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 February 2, 2019
  • 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 February 2, 2019
  • 16:20