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Fiera to acquire CGOV Asset Management

The deal will provide Fiera with the critical mass necessary “to be a competitive force” in the HNW market

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Policymakers urged to work toward global policies on cryptocurrencies

Such a strategy would need to cover risks in both cash and derivatives products, BoC deputy governor says

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IE senior reporter wins Journalist of the Year

James Langton recognized for strengthening investor education

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 22, 2018 March 22, 2018
  • 15:20
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Investment in insurtech surged in 2017

Europe emerges as key insurtech hub, analysis finds

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 22, 2018 March 22, 2018
  • 14:00
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More work needed to avoid a future financial crisis

The day-to-day supervision of banks remains a weak spot, former OSFI superintendent says

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CDPSF offers new governance and compliance training course

The online course explains the Quebec AMF’s regulatory framework, expectations and best practices regarding governance and compliance

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 22, 2018 March 22, 2018
  • 10:50
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Scotiabank CEO downplays concerns raised over Canadian debt levels

Canada’s banks now are holding more capital as a safety buffer than they were 10 years ago

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Ontario’s public service pension plans logs 10.8% return in 2017

The return came as the Ontario Pension Board continued a strategy of shifting assets from public to private markets last year

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Slideshow: Major challenges facing seniors

The Ontario Securities Commission’s Senior Strategy aims to address the changing needs and priorities of older individuals

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 20, 2018 March 20, 2018
  • 16:15
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FCAC says controls to mitigate sales risk at banks “insufficient”

The consumer watchdog reviewed business practices across Canada’s Big Six banks

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RBC opens API developer portal

The bank aims to create new tools and experiences for clients by providing external developers access to select RBC application programming interfaces

OSC Dialogue 2017 to feature FCA, SEC executives

IE’s Calendar of Industry Events

Helping advisors find opportunities for accredited continuing education

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 20, 2018 March 20, 2018
  • 11:30
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VersaBank developing blockchain-based cryptocurrency vault

Canadian branchless bank intends to launch VersaVault globally

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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 21, 2018
  • 11:00
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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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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

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Co-operators assumes full ownership of CUMIS’ insurance operations

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

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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
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BMO stops credit and debit card purchases of cryptocurrencies

The bank’s decision follows a similar move by Toronto-Dominion Bank last month

  • March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
  • 12:45
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Complaints rise in 2017: OBSI

The dispute resolution service aims to reduce the time it takes to resolve investment and banking complaints

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BMO launches Facebook, Twitter chatbots

The chatbots have been fed with the top customer questions received at BMO’s call centre and the bank’s websites

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High-net worth investors are active art collectors

Collectors are motivated by a desire to support arts and culture

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Google to ban ads for speculative financial products

The ban on ads for binary options, cryptocurrencies and related products will take effect in June

  • March 14, 2018 March 14, 2018
  • 13:00
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Silicon Valley Bank pursues expansion in Canada

Barbara Dirks to lead Canadian team