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Disclosure reforms draw praise, concern

Investor advocates and law firms worry about inadequate reporting

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The taming of the crypto

Regulators are slowly bringing the sector to heel

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Re-elected Liberals look to raise revenue

Some experts believe the feds could hike capital gains rate

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Client ID proposal raises industry ire

The IIAC suggests regulators pay for system changes

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Cap on DTC consulting fees may hurt applicants

New regulations take effect Nov. 15

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Newsmaker: Desjardins Group’s chief economist envisions growth across Canada

Jimmy Jean, who became chief economist in May, anticipates the economy will grow by 4.9% in 2021

  • By: Leah Golob
  • September 20, 2021 September 17, 2021
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financial recovery

A good recovery for financial services

Profit Survey: Despite the strong results, only three companies were optimistic enough to increase their dividends

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More protection for bank customers coming next year

The reform addresses concerns regarding retail sales tactics

competition

Banks unfazed by success of independent brokerages

Advisor-owned firms have added billions in AUA by poaching advisors from banks

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SRO overhaul could hit speed bumps

The CSA hasn’t set a timeline for reforms

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Climate report rings alarm on disclosure

Issuers and regulators have work to do

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Retail trading fuels industry profits in Q1

Regulators have become increasingly concerned about the “meme stock” phenomenon

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FP Canada’s new leader wants to make planning more accessible

Tashia Batstone will lead the organization as title regulation takes effect

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Investors demand diversity disclosure

Companies are facing increased pressure, but gaps remain in diversity data

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Feds eye increasing charities’ disbursement quotas

Insiders say some charities could be hurt by a larger quota

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Monitoring systemic risks remains a challenge

The federal government hasn’t given up on addressing systemic risk at the national level

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Profits up for financial firms, but looks can be deceiving

While results were largely stronger than a year ago, quarter-over-quarter earnings were down for 16 firms

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Ontario joins DSC ban

The province changed its position based on “overwhelming” support for a harmonized ban

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Firms and advisors grapple with crypto

The dramatic increase in the price of Bitcoin has intrigued many clients

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Regulators target “greenwashed” products

The ESG investing space has become increasingly susceptible to marketing hype

Oricia Smith

Walking the walk

Oricia Smith, president of SLGI Asset Management, holds her firm to a high standard

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Indexes proliferate as demand from fund managers grows

The lines have blurred between what constitutes an index and what is simply another active investment strategy

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U.S. lags Canada in crypto regulation

The SEC has been unmoved by industry efforts to regulate crypto products

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Provincial divides could deepen with national regulator nixed

The provinces may have less incentive to find common ground following the shuttering of the CMAIO

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A growth spurt for fintechs

The fintech industry is maturing as companies focus on key markets and build out core offerings