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Former Alberta planner fined, banned for illegal distribution scheme

Former fund rep admitted to advising without registration and misleading investors

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Fund dealers face new phishing fraud

Suspicious email are not legitimate, the MFDA warns, and dealers should not open the attachments or click on any links

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Franklin Templeton introduces suite of passive ETFs

The management fees for four Franklin Liberty Shares ETFs range from 0.05% to 0.09%

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 20, 2019 February 20, 2019
  • 10:20
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Market volatility, mortgages loom over Q1 earnings of Canada’s big banks

Royal Bank of Canada will report its results for the three-month period ended Jan. 31 on Friday

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Highlights of the British Columbia 2019 provincial budget

The new budget brings increased benefits for families and savings for students

  • February 20, 2019 February 20, 2019
  • 09:00
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B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit a centrepiece of provincial budget

The new program will provide almost $400 million a year to about 290,000 families

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Energy, materials and financials boost TSX

U.S. markets close with slight gains

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Sun Life strengthens focus on clients

Eric Monteiro named chief client experience officer; Rowena Chan joins Sun Life from TD Wealth Financial Planning

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 19, 2019 February 21, 2019
  • 17:00
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SEC proposes easing IPO rules

Proposal would give all issuers the ability to test market interest in an IPO before filing

MX outlines compliance priorities

Some firms are failing to ensure annual testing for automated order systems used by direct electronic access clients

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Advisor-reliant clients prefer fee-based accounts: survey

Self-directed investors prefer commissions-based relationships

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 19, 2019 February 19, 2019
  • 15:35
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CRA kicks off 2018 tax filing season

The agency says it has no plans to abandon paper tax returns despite the rising use of digital services

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IIROC allows full-service reps to tout firm’s discount brokerage

SRO satisfied firm will put in place appropriate disclosure, policies, procedures and controls

RBC raises dividend, reports Q1 net income of $3.17 billion

The bank reported solid earnings from its personal and commercial banking and insurance divisions

IE’s Calendar of Industry Events

Helping advisors find opportunities for accredited continuing education

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 21, 2019 February 21, 2019
  • 12:30

Many women put their retirements at risk making financial sacrifices

By their late 50s, women have saved approximately half of what men have saved

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 21, 2019 February 21, 2019
  • 11:30

Morningstar veteran Christopher Davis moves to Strategic Insight

Davis will lead U.S. fund research

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 14, 2019 February 14, 2019
  • 11:49

BMO Capital Markets hires Scott Brison

The former MP will work in senior client coverage and business development

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 14, 2019 February 14, 2019
  • 09:35

Jean-François Chalifoux: 2018 Quebec Financial Personality of the Year

Four other executives and three advisors were honoured at FI’s annual gala event in Montreal

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 5, 2019 February 5, 2019
  • 20:00

CC&L introduces three “liquid alts”

Portfolio manager has 15 years of experience with alternative investments

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 21, 2019 February 21, 2019
  • 16:00

Funds with international subadvisors don’t have an edge

Award-winning research paper suggests subadvisors with a foreign presence are unable to exploit local information

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 21, 2019 February 21, 2019
  • 13:30

Better advice needed on the difference between TFSAs and RRSPs

Penalties for overcontributing can eat away at client investments

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 21, 2019 February 22, 2019
  • 12:50

IIROC calls for candidates to sit on district councils

Candidates must be officers or employees of a dealer

Regulators refuse proposed Bitcoin fund amid investor protection concerns

Decision raises liquidity and custody issues

CSA harmonizing crowdfunding exemption for startups

Securities regulators are developing a new, national exemption that would mimic an exemption introduced by several provinces

Fast-growing HELOCs pose potential systemic vulnerability, DBRS warns

Lenders increasingly promote products that combine HELOCs with traditional mortgages

Feds run surplus in first three quarters of 2018

Taxes and EI premiums help boost revenue 8.7% for the period

Retail sales drop was smaller than expected in December

Sales edged down 0.1%