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It’s time for a final resolution of conflicts

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 27, 2016 January 16, 2018
  • 00:40

Guest column: Clients, tax and caution

With revamped enforcement powers and the international exchange of information, the CRA is ramping up to pursue impugned tax-motivated investments

Regulators have biases too

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 25, 2016 January 16, 2018
  • 23:45
Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

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

A cheap, simple and effective solution

By eliminating incentives, we’re driving down excellence by rewarding minimum expectation

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

Commissions influence advisors’ recommendations

The conflicts of interest in selling products with embedded commissions are enormous, as evidence shows

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

Compensation has nothing to do with being a professional

Banning a specific type of compensation will not magically turn abusers into non-abusers. They will just find new ways to abuse

Targeted rules and firm culture needed, not best interest standard

Client's best interest not effectively achieved by a specific rule or regulation

It’s time to ban embedded fees

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 28, 2016 January 16, 2018
  • 23:40

OBSI not functioning as an ombudsman

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 23, 2016 January 16, 2018
  • 23:00
Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Only the profession itself can interpret a best interest standard

Implementing a best interest standard and leaving the oversight of advisors to the existing regulators is not a viable option

Position would be laughable, if not so sad

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 19, 2016 January 16, 2018
  • 23:40
Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Letters to the Editor: No confusion, Advocis says

As the U.K. reconsiders rules banning embedded commissions, Advocis reaffirms its commitment to both raising proficiency standards for advisors and embedded compensation

Balancing revolution and risk

Editorial

  • February 5, 2018 February 5, 2018
  • 00:02

Now is the time for major improvements

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 15, 2018 January 23, 2018
  • 00:01

The art of doing nothing

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 22, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:40

On ethics and suit lapels

Trudeau, sanctioned over his 2016 vacation, was hardly the first prime minister to run afoul of ethical standards

Don’t write off NAFTA yet

Finding enough support in Congress to eliminate a program that has benefited significant numbers of Americans is next to impossible

Guest column: Theories are no match for reality

More in-depth research is needed at the account level to understand the full implications of regulation on advisors' compensation

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”

Letters to the Editor: Proficiency, not commissions, reduces number of advisors

It’s worth reviewing the experience of the U.K., where advisors have faced higher proficiency standards since 2013