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Broadridge launches prospect intelligence platform for advisors

Automated content recommendations are designed to help advisors engage with clients and prospects more efficiently

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Industry urged to look beyond cost cutting and use AI to boost revenues

Automation could produce more than US$500 billion in additional revenues for the global financial industry by 2020

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CSA proposals will transform investment industry: Russell

Lower revenue and higher compliance costs may force smaller firms out of business and impact advisor compensation

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Protectionism a threat to global financial standards

Policymakers should be cautious in setting minimum standards and allow a great deal of local flexibility

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BMO opens smart branches in Alberta

Clients have the option to handle simpler transactions on their own, while advisors can help with more complex financial needs

  • July 12, 2018 July 12, 2018
  • 12:58
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RBC Capital Markets tops rivals in Canadian equities trading

Greenwich announces 2018 share and quality leaders in Canadian equities

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Banks raise prime rate following Bank of Canada rate hike

The increase will raise the cost of borrowing for clients with variable rate mortgages and lines of credit

TD ratings unaffected by Greystone acquisition: DBRS

Greystone’s focus on alternative asset management diversifies the bank’s product lineup

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New trade group advocates for blockchain

The American Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association is open to investors, entrepreneurs, exchanges and professional firms

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Parents missing the mark on saving for kids’ education

By starting a savings plan early, parents can reduce the burden of debt to pay for higher education

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Slideshow: Advisors happy to recommend their banks

During the past decade, advisors have been satisfied with the services and work environments their banks offer

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FS-ISAC launches CERES forum

Global community lets financial regulators, central banks and supervisors share information on cyberhreats

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Investors’ interest in ETFs growing: survey

Advisors expect their allocations to ETFs to grow by 50% over the next two years

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Hub acquires Ontario MGA

Independent Financial Concepts Group expands Hub’s broker network

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CC&L announces formation of Vergent Asset Management

UK-based investment manager focuses on frontier and new emerging markets

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 10, 2018 July 10, 2018
  • 10:45

TD to acquire Greystone Managed Investments for $792 million

The asset manager will be rebranded as TD Greystone and will continue to operate from Regina

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CPPIB betting that demand for sports data is a good long-term investment

Sportradar is the only company that’s currently working with U.S. sports leagues for official data for betting purposes

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Growing divide between winners and losers in asset management: report

In an environment of fee compression and pervasive passive investing, profitable growth is becoming more difficult to achieve

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Scotiabank completes purchase of stake in Chilean bank

The transaction is intended to double Scotia’s presence in Chile

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Open banking must safeguard client data

Fintechs should be required to meet similar standards as the traditional banks when it comes protecting client data

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Race to the bottom in U.S. asset management fees accelerates

There are multiple causes of fee compression in asset management, which compound upon each other

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Benefits like employer tips and RRSP contributions to be part of B.C. health tax

The government is eliminating medical services plan premiums and returning about $1,800 each year to families

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IFIC expands Vulnerable Investors Resource Centre

New advisor materials on capacity and decision making now available

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Deloitte report warns of growing Canadian cybersecurity talent gap

There will be more than 5,000 cybersecurity roles to fill between 2018 and 2021

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Slideshow: Large disparity among banks’ average advisors

The gap between advisors’ ages, books of business, experience and productivity levels is growing even larger