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TSX rises to near four-week high

Positive signals from trade talks, oil price increase lift markets

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53% of Canadians live paycheque to paycheque

A fifth of those surveyed are struggling to get by

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 8, 2019 January 8, 2019
  • 15:08
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Income tax filing changes now effective for 2018

New rules and eliminated credits for the 2018 tax year

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 8, 2019 January 11, 2019
  • 14:59
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Fitch introduces scoring for ESG considerations

The scores will show how ESG affects rating decisions

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
  • January 8, 2019 January 8, 2019
  • 12:30
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AIMA, CAIA propose new risk ratings for alternatives

The groups want a five-tier risk scale, rather than the current three

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Firms failing on digital transformation

More than half of Canadian financial professionals gave their firm a grade of “C” or lower for their digital transformation efforts

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 8, 2019 January 8, 2019
  • 10:20
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Venture capital group appoints new CEO

Kim Furlong's resumé includes positions in biotech and as an advisor to federal cabinet ministers

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BMO creates financial crimes unit

Larry Zelvin will lead the new division, which will focus on cybersecurity and fraud capabilities

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Weaker year for investment banks

Equity and debt issuance both declined in 2018, a new report from Thomson Reuters reveals

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Collins Barrow rebrands as Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly Canada will continue to function as an independently owned and operated group of 20 firms

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 7, 2019 January 7, 2019
  • 10:50
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Bear market may increase risks in ETF sector

There are concerns certain risks that materialize under highly stressed market conditions could turn into systemic risks, new IIAC report finds

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Big Six banks well positioned to weather economic storms

Canada’s banks remain vulnerable to various factors, but are positioned adequately from a capital perspective, Fitch reports

Wealthsimple introduces mutual fund dealer

Wealthsimple Advice offers passive or active portfolios of ETFs and mutual funds

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Saving for retirement not top priority

Survey finds most Canadians are more focused on reducing debt

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CPP contributions rise this week

Increases will be phased in over seven years

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Insurers need to make bold moves: Report

Firms will have to seek innovation and M&A activity, among other strategies, to sustain growth in the coming years

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U.S. congressman introduces residency-based tax bill

It's receiving support from both Democrats and Republicans

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CPPIB to increase board diversity advocacy

New global voting policy to take a stand for increased representation of women on corporate boards

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Fiera Capital further expands footprint in Europe

Asset-management firm acquires 80% stake in U.K.-based Palmer Capital

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 21, 2018 December 25, 2018
  • 10:30
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Scotiabank inks deal to sell pension and insurance business in Dominican Republic

Last month the bank announced plans to sell its banking operations in nine Caribbean countries

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HNW offshore investment not deterred by scandals

Clients are becoming more demanding about structuring their wealth in tax-efficient but legal ways

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 19, 2018 December 25, 2018
  • 15:40
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OBSI updates terms of reference

Major reforms to the dispute resolution service’s mandate require action from regulators

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Sun Life to merge Bentall Kennedy real estate business with GreenOak

Insurer will pay GreenOak shareholders $195 million in cash in exchange for a 56% stake in the new firm

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TFSA usage jumps in 2018

Many Canadians unaware of changes to contribution limit

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 18, 2018 January 11, 2019
  • 11:55