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Macklem sounds alarm on low productivity growth

Making Canada a better place to invest is critical, BoC governor said

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Millennials have most unused TFSA room: CRA

Canadians hold $524 billion in their TFSAs, according to new CRA data

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Revised AMT, intergenerational business transfer rules now law

Budget implementation bills C-59 and C-69 received royal assent late Thursday

Guardian Capital to acquire Toronto investment manager

Acquisition to add over $1 billion to Guardian’s AUM

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Fiera Capital buys its shares back from Desjardins

Transaction is valued at $53 million and follows an April announcement from Desjardins

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Fidelity launches advisor platform

Fidelity to target retiring advisors and transition books of business to in-house force

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Capital gains reserve more beneficial after inclusion rate hike

Clients may be able to use the $250,000 threshold over multiple years

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How total cost reporting will affect life agents

After receiving enhanced statements, clients may have questions, FSRA says

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Firms pledged to improve Black representation. They still have work to do

Four years after the BlackNorth Initiative launched its pledge, progress is mixed, but happening

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VersaFi recognizes 20 financial leaders for advancing gender equity

Award winners are "striving to change the status quo" within their firms, finance sector

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 18, 2024 June 18, 2024
  • 10:51
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IRS wants to end tax loophole for the wealthy

The measure, which targets pass-through companies, could raise more than US$50 billion

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Latest designation from CIFP may allow life agents to use FA title

RLIS is pending approval under Ontario's title protection, the credentialing body says

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Complaints up, suspensions down for financial planners in 2023

FP Canada Standards Council released its annual enforcement activity

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 14, 2024 June 14, 2024
  • 15:06
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Harbourfront acquires Calgary portfolio management firm

CEO of Harbourfront Wealth Management says his firm prioritizes profitability over assets when choosing acquisitions

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Value of a Canadian financial advisor decreases slightly year over year: study

Behavioural coaching adds the most value, Russell Investments finds

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 13, 2024 June 13, 2024
  • 14:30
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Extra $9B in benefits could be paid through automatic tax filing: PBO

The estimate from the Parliamentary Budget Officer spans five fiscal years

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Bank CEOs push back on MP calls to reduce oil and gas funding

Canada's biggest banks face criticism for not moving fast enough on climate targets

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National Bank to buy Canadian Western Bank

The move continues consolidation in the Canadian banking industry

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Why holding index funds within a life insurance policy can be tax-efficient

Permanent insurance also has a host of other tax benefits

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Feds offer few carveouts to capital gains inclusion rate hike

June 25 is indeed the date that the hike will take place

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CSI updates exam cancellation policy

To avoid a fee, 31 days’ notice will be required

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New centre to track Indigenous data on businesses, land and resources

Initiative fulfils a call to action from the National Indigenous Economic Strategy released in 2022

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
  • June 7, 2024 June 7, 2024
  • 09:00
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Canaccord’s wealth management earnings set records

Division was a bright spot as annual revenue fell by 2.1%

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What BoC rate cut means for mortgages, consumer loans, investments

Most banks lowered their prime rates to 6.95% following the announcement