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Franklin Templeton announces risk rating changes

Higher risk ratings for 16 mutual funds

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Fund sales slump in April

Balanced funds and bond funds post net redemptions

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Investors Group announces fund mergers

Proposed changes aim to simplify IG’s Cornerstone Portfolios lineup

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018
  • 10:30
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Awareness and usage of multi-factor and ESG smart beta indices are growing

Performance expectations driving institutional investors to apply ESG factors to smart beta strategies

RBCGAM hires director of EMEA development

New hire to drive the firm’s distribution efforts in the European institutional market

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Investors Group announces multiple mutual fund changes

The changes affect administrative and management fees, as well as risk ratings

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Mutual fund firms concerned with lack of guidance on promotional spending

Following several high-profile administrative penalties for “excessive” spending on promotional activities and non-monetary benefits, there’s little clarity from regulators as to what’s acceptable

RBC announces redemption of RBC Trust Capital Securities – Series 2008-1

Redemptions will be paid on July 3

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Surge in alternative investments expected

Amendments to NI 81-102 that are likely to be adopted this year would provide advisors with an intriguing new category of products to offer clients

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Actively managed, niche ETFs in strong demand

But the ETF industry should tread carefully to ensure these products don’t become too complex as their simplicity and transparency has been key reasons for…

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RBCGAM introduces U.S. banks ETF

New fund follows the performance of 21 of the largest U.S. dividend paying bank stocks

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Capital Group Canada discontinues DSC purchase option

Series B units will no longer be offered for sale as of May 24

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More Canadians consider guaranteed life income products desirable

Segregated funds and annuities are two products that can help Canadians reach their goals

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IA extends Prestige preferential pricing program

Enhancements help advisors efficiently manage preferential pricing among extended family members

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Franklin Templeton launches three fixed-income ETFs

The new additions will provide investors with the essential building blocks for the fixed-income component of a portfolio

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Canadian institutions lead the way in ETF investing

Increasingly, institutional investors are using non-market cap weighted ETFs

  • May 10, 2018 May 10, 2018
  • 10:30
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Mackenzie moves emerging markets management in-house

Industry veteran Arup Datta will manage three funds using a quantitative investment approach

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018
  • 11:45
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WisdomTree brings portfolio analysis tool to Canada

Advisors can compare two portfolios side-by-side to improve performance

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NBI trims management fees

Fees for certain series of NBI funds and Meritage Portfolios will be reduced

Central banks urge financial industry to work together to improve wholesale payments security

CPMI releases proposed strategy on enhancing the industry’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to attempted fraud,

Educators Financial Group announces risk rating change

Risk rating lowered for Educators Monitored Growth Portfolio

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BMOAM launches global communications ETF

New fund capitalizes on technological innovation and new media trends in the communications sector

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BMO Investments to introduce six new funds

The funds will be available in Series A, Series F, Series D, Series I and Advisor Series securities

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Risk ratings lowered for some BMO private portfolios

The risk rating reductions affect BMO Private Canadian Special Equity Portfolio, BMO Private Diversified Yield Portfolio and BMO Private U.S. Special Equity Portfolio

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Canadian ETFs attract $706 million in AUM in April

The big winners in the month were U.S. and international equity ETFs while Canadian equity ETFs saw outflows of $391 million