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SLGI to terminate Excel’s ETFs

But the closure of the two ETFs doesn’t mean SLGI will be out of ETFs permanently as the firm says it’s “refining” its ETF strategy

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VersaBank developing blockchain-based cryptocurrency vault

Canadian branchless bank intends to launch VersaVault globally

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Manitoba moves to strengthen IIROC’s ability to collect fines

Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and PEI have already provided authority to IIROC to enhance its ability to collect fines

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018
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Horizons completes rebalance of Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF

10 stocks added to portfolio

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  • March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018
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Assante Private Client rolls out alternative investments

Three funds for HNW clients

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018
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OSC Dialogue 2017 to feature FCA, SEC executives

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Helping advisors find opportunities for accredited continuing education

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  • March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018
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Sustainalytics strengthens research capacity

ESG analysis firm purchases certain assets of Solaron Sustainability Services

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018
  • 11:45
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MD Financial offers clients greater choice

A suite of services includes online trading, robo-advice and personal financial planning with a dedicated financial advisor

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 19, 2018 March 19, 2018
  • 11:00
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Five things to watch for in Canadian business

Economists expect the latest wholesale trade numbers to provide clarity on the pace of early 2018 growth

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Ontario one step closer to regulating financial planners

A new consultation paper invites comments on proposals that would restrict the use of the title “financial planner” to those with the necessary proficiency or…

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Energy sector helps boost Toronto stocks

Loonie lower for a fourth day

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Burlington, Ont. promoter charged with fraud

The allegations relate to the sale of more than $1 million worth of securities of A4 Diamonds Inc. to Ontario investors

  • March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018
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CSA mulls pilot study of trading fee rebate payments

The U.S. announced a similar pilot earlier this week

Quebec proposes amendment to new law allowing sale of insurance online

The change would clarify that insurance firms must have a registered rep available to assist clients when they buy an insurance product online

Co-operators acquires full ownership stake in CUMIS

Co-operators and Central 1 say the deal was made to strengthen each firm’s respective core business

Bank branches retain their appeal

While baby boomers and millennials are frequenting their neighbourhood branches, their reasons for doing so are quite different

  • March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
  • 14:00

Silicon Valley Bank pursues expansion in Canada

Barbara Dirks to lead Canadian team

Women advancing in the workplace, but barriers remain

A significant percentage of women remain concerned about the impact starting a family would have on their careers

Nasdaq Canada names directors

Independent director Michael Foulkes appointed chairman

Invesco to rebrand investment funds

The company is moving to a unified global brand and retiring the Perpetual, PowerShares and Trimark names

MD Financial announces alternative investment product

MD Platinum provides institutional-level investment strategies to Canadian discretionary retail investors

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
  • 13:00

RBCGAM announces ETF maturity date

The portfolio structure of RBC Target 2018 Corporate Bond Index ETF results in a duration profile similar to that of an individual bond

European regulators weigh risks of big data

Legislative intervention at this point would be premature, ESAs conclude

  • March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018
  • 10:15

OSC to leave regulatory fees unchanged

Higher revenues and lower cost will produce a surplus for the regulator in fiscal 2018

SEC proposes transaction fee pilot program

U.S. securities regulators are planning to test trading fee limits

Manufacturing sales fell 1% in January

Canadian factories had a rough start to the year

CME in talks to acquire NEX

Chicago-based CME now has until April 12 to announce whether it intends to proceed with a takeover offer for the U.K. firm

No optimal level for household debt: feds

There’s no way to know if the debt-to-income ratio has climbed too high, analysis says