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Gender diversity wins with shareholders

Proxy proposal to improve gender diversity at Waste Connections Inc. receives 64.5% shareholder support

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Broadridge to acquire RPM Technologies

The deal is valued at approximately US$300 million

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019
  • 11:02

CPPIB investing $200 million for stake in specialty food company Premium Brands

The shares represent approximately a 7.1% stake

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Manulife partners with BEworks to train advisors in behavioural economics

The firm is preparing its advisors to deal with anxious clients

OSC Dialogue 2017 to feature FCA, SEC executives

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Helping advisors find opportunities for accredited continuing education

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019
  • 10:30
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Nest Wealth acquires financial planning software firm Razor Logic Systems

The digital platform will now combine financial planning and wealth management

Fiera to acquire Foresters’ asset management business

The purchase lifts the firm’s liability-driven investment AUM to more than $25 billion

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CPPIB outperforms in fiscal 2019

The pension fund beat its benchmark with a net return of 8.9%

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Desjardins Q1 profit down due to insurance claims

The wealth management and life insurance segments also saw smaller gains

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019
  • 16:36
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Power Corp. shareholders reject say-on-pay proposal

The vote was 23% in favour, 77% against a greater shareholder voice on executive compensation

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Stock options, other budget measures not included in implementation bill

Annuities and changes to how fundholders are taxed are also unlikely to be dealt with before the fall election

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Kids’ post-secondary costs delaying parents’ retirement

Many families unfamiliar with tax credits, grants and other financial assistance programs associated with post-secondary education

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019
  • 14:30
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Report reveals Canadians’ weak knowledge of retirement income

Employer plans, OAS and GIS were the least understood topics

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019
  • 12:55
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Power Financial reports lower Q1 2019 earnings

Bigger contribution from IGM offset by lower earnings from life insurance companies

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Advisors top list of retirement planning tools: survey

But advisors aren’t as popular with Gen X investors

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019
  • 10:30
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CRA expands service to help small businesses

Liaison officer program provides in-person visits and seminars help business understand their tax obligations

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019
  • 10:45
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Regulatory costs weaken portfolio returns: IIAC

Aggressive deregulation agenda would not interfere with completion of the client-focused reforms, association president argues

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Sluggish first-quarter markets curb TMX earnings

Derivatives trading and clearing businesses put in strong performance

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019
  • 10:20
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SIFMA white paper calls for cross-border regulatory co-operation

Paper outlines how a new standard of bilateral co-operation could look and operate

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iA Financial’s profits rise 9% in first quarter

The U.S. divisions saw strong growth

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019
  • 14:03
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Barriers stymie North American banks from expanding insurance distribution

The bancassurance distribution channel is entrenched in Europe and growing in popularity in Asia

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CI Financial reports drop in Q1 net income

Revenue was also down year over year

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019
  • 12:06
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Firms announce strategic partnership as Natixis buys 11% stake in Fiera

Fiera will distribute Natixis investment strategies to Canadian clients

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019
  • 11:26
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Advisor rating site launches in Canada

But will advisors be willing to expose themselves to potentially negative reviews?

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Registered plan fee guidance forthcoming from CRA, but timing unclear

It's status quo for advisors while the Department of Finance completes a tax policy review