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Ontario court upholds firm’s right to set performance standards for advisors

The firm's advisor contract allowed for the standards to be implemented, the court said

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OSC names new fund sector advisory group

The Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee will focus on technical compliance issues

Beyond banks' resilient reputations

Investor group says global banks must respect Indigenous rights

Coalition calls for strengthening of the Equator Principles

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HSBC bringing robot fleet to Canada

The bank's new social humanoid robot fields customer questions

  • By: Katie Keir
  • August 28, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 09:30
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RBC launches membership program for healthcare professionals

Perks include preferred rates on investments and business banking

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 27, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 12:24
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Scotiabank hikes dividend as Q3 profits rise to $1.98B

Earnings in wealth management up 20% with "strong contributions" from MD Financial, Jarislowsky Fraser

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BMO’s Q3 profit up 1% on capital markets growth

Earnings in wealth management down as profit from insurance business fell

PlanPlus announces 2019 Global Financial Planning Awards winners

First-time competitor Michael Palumbos of Rochester, NY took top prize for the Americas

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 22, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 14:54

CIBC hikes dividend as it reports third quarter profit rise, beating estimates

CIBC reported net income of $1.4 billion for the quarter ended July 31

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Mid-size bank to launch covered bond program

Equitable would be the first Canadian bank of its size to offer covered bonds

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 22, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 13:27
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What happens to Fido when your client dies?

Pet owners are showing more interest in making provisions for their furry friends

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More women showing interest in CFA designation

CFA Institute says number of women writing tests has “more than doubled” in five years

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 21, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 15:50
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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan passes $200B in assets in H1

The plan returned 6.3% in the first half

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Royal Bank Q3 net income rises to $3.3B, but misses estimates

Wealth management division reports an 11% increase in net income year over year

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Derivatives exchanges must meet growing demand for sustainability

A WFE paper considers approaches to sustainability in the commodity derivatives space

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Top U.S. CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

Business Roundtable says corporations have a larger responsibility than return on investment

U.K. wealth firm, part-owned by AGF, in merger talks

Smith & Williamson is in merger talks with rival Tilney Group

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Goldman Sachs unit invests in Toronto-based Slate Asset Management

Slate has more than $6 billion in assets under management

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

RBC and CIBC will kick off the earnings season for Canadian banks

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Two MGAs acquired by Financial Horizons Group

FHG acquired all the shares of both firms on Aug. 1

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 16, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 14:48
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ECB suffers online security breach

The hackers injected malware onto an external server

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ATB Financial reports Q1 net income of $45.8 million

Results improved quarter-over-quarter

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 16, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 13:11
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OSC approves management cease trade order at cannabis company CannTrust Holdings

CannTrust sought the order earlier this month

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Poor punctuation underpins $150-million pension class action

The Oxford comma strikes again

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High net worth firm Grayhawk partners with Wealthsimple

The robo-advisor will provide an online platform for the firm's clients

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 15, 2019 September 14, 2019
  • 12:04