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Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Letters to the Editor: Higher professional standards needed

To protect clients, Advocis supports a new professional accreditation for financial advisors. Failure to do so will leave regulatory gaps.

Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Embedded fees provide clients with options

Transparency issues are being addressed by CRM2

Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Banning embedded fees will hurt investors, Advocis says

A recent report finds most people prefer the commission model

Extend “profession” status to all advisors

Only regulating the title “financial planner” still leaves consumers at risk

Commissions exist only as a choice

Where are the safeguards to ensure fee-based advisors aren’t collecting a fee for doing nothing?

  • By: Don Janzen
  • March 1, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 16:20

It’s well past time for reforms

Gross is not saying that advice shouldn't be paid for; he is only saying that the investment advice that investors receive should be unbiased of…

  • By: Ken Kivenko
  • February 29, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 16:45

A refreshing read

Greg Pollock’s rebuttal to Neil Gross is bang-on. It gives hope to many hard-working advisors preparing to leave the industry

Arguments in favour of commissions ignore some key points

Both Pollock and Archibald gloss over the pre-eminent concern in this discussion: that embedded compensation unequivocally causes bias

Argument is nothing but bluster

Neil Gross’s column completely ignores any of the advantages of trailing commissions — and they do exist

Banning commissions has proven to be a failure

No one is suggesting that investors be forced to pay commissions — simply that they should have a choice in the matter

One regulator and one advisor association is needed

Financial advisors should have a regulatory structure similar to those of lawyers, accountants, dentists and other professionals

  • By: Brian Seim
  • January 14, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 17:15

The MFDA has no business regulating financial planners

There needs to be a national organization that governs financial planning with ethics and educational standards

Insurance ombudsman doesn’t seek greater enforcement powers

OLHI finds that non-binding recommendations are effective

Advisors and trailer fees

Serving investors is a great responsibility

  • October 27, 2015 November 12, 2019
  • 13:40

Trailer fees

Advisors respond to CSA study

  • October 22, 2015 November 12, 2019
  • 15:15

Best interests duty needed for seniors

Seniors are disproportionately exploited by advisors

  • By: Ken Kivenko
  • September 1, 2015 November 12, 2019
  • 16:00