Investment Executive March 2018 front cover

March 2018


The SRO is looking to deal with certain cases more quickly

Acquisition helps Scotiabank expand in the institutional space

PCMA/NEMA merger will streamline both groups’ operations

A sudden surge in the VIX in early February led to the termination of certain exchange-traded products — and a harsh lesson for many investors

New consultation paper contemplates the inevitability of increasing automation in the financial advisory business

Research found that advisors are far more likely to choose proprietary investment funds for their clients

Meagre returns in government debt are driving investors into equities, but bonds still serve a key purpose for some clients

IFIC, FAIR Canada and the CCEL favour empowering firms and advisors to stop suspected financial abuse

Setting up a trust or buying an insurance policy could offer protection for clients' families without putting assets at risk

The new head of Women in Capital Markets is well positioned to promote greater equality within the industry

Building Your Business

Hiring a professional to administer the terms of a will can be expensive. But in cases involving a large, complex or potentially contentious estate, an…

Reports from financial advisors and industry data indicate that clients are not referring their friends and family members as frequently as they did in years…

Using your cellphone for calls, text and data while travelling can lead to some surprising charges when you get home. Here are some ways to…

Jackie Porter had to find a way to support herself at an early age. Now, she advises clients on surviving life's setbacks

Research indicates that 2017 was the worst year ever for breaches in storage of personal data around the world, and this year is not looking…

Focus on Products

Canadian equity income funds face both headwinds and tailwinds as interest rates rise amid strong economic growth

Factor premia represent the excess returns that are potentially available from exposure to certain factors

Harvest launches blockchain ETF

Comment & Insight

The Liberals survived a terrible autumn in Parliament. Yet, they appear entrenched in power

Killing the Trans Mountain pipeline puts climate change strategy in jeopardy

After approving a controversial capital project, B.C.'s government must face the wrath of environmentalists

Every five or so years, someone pitches the idea that Halifax needs a professional sports team