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OSC has conflicts of interest in its crosshairs

Newsmaker: CEO Grant Vingoe also wants to see binding decision-making authority for OBSI

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Short-selling consultation comes up short

Reaction to CIRO’s proposed changes is sharply divided

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Crypto: Only for alt funds?

Industry pushes back on proposed restrictions on crypto holdings

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Seg funds struggled through another difficult year

Segregated Fund Families ranking shows active management paid off in fixed income, and tech gains dominated equities returns

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New COO tackles ambitious goals

Newsmaker: With Dave Kelly as chief operating officer, Richardson Wealth aims to reach $100 billion in AUA and 50% women advisors over the next few…

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FSRA’s proposed guidance on life agent suitability a good first step

Industry and advocates say more work is needed

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Why advisor E&O insurance premiums are rising

A slower economy, inflation, higher legal fees contribute to increased rates

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Binding dispute resolution a bitter pill for industry to swallow

CSA’s proposal to empower OBSI elicits wave of criticism

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Budget 2024: Looking for direction

The federal government will table the budget on April 16. Meanwhile, key tax issues, such as the AMT, have yet to be resolved

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The good and the bad of MGA tech support for advisors

Some advisors reported challenges when MGAs were intermediaries and required to coordinate with large insurers

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Are insurance advisors paid properly?

Advisors are generally satisfied with their pay, but some are questioning industry standards of compensation

  • By: Katie Keir
  • February 12, 2024 February 9, 2024
  • 00:13
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Insurance advisors generally satisfied with support from carriers, agencies

Some areas, such as tax and estate planning, showed room for improvement

  • By: Emily Fox
  • February 12, 2024 February 9, 2024
  • 00:12

Insurance Advisor Report: How we did it

Through a new web survey, insurance advisors across Canada shared their working experiences

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 12, 2024 February 9, 2024
  • 00:11
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Mutual fund families overcame another challenging year

The top-performing families employed a variety of asset management strategies

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How to handle cryptocurrency on tax returns

Tax experts suggest erring on the side of caution

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Orgs push back on more latitude for fund dealers

CIRO faces opposition on proposals covering managed accounts and temporary discretionary accounts

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CIRO rule book harmonization faces backlash

Stakeholders are concerned about cost, complexity and lack of imagination

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Tepid economic growth forecast for 2024

With inflation down a lot, economists foresee the BoC cutting rates four to six times

Portrait of Sara Petrcich, BMO

Adding structure to the ETF business

Newsmaker: After more than two decades trading derivatives, Sara Petrcich is BMO GAM’s head of ETFs and structured solutions

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CSA moves forward with binding dispute resolution

Proposals seek to eliminate lowball settlements

Marcello Montanari, left, and Rob Cavallo, right

Mutual Fund Managers of the Year take the team approach

Long-watched themes paid out big this year for Rob Cavallo and Marcello Montanari, joint managers of the RBC Life Science & Technology Fund

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Investor advocates take stock of progress

Focus turns to advisor titles and CFR compliance

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Expanded trust reporting arrives with temporary relief for bare trusts

Clients should be prepared for new obligations

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CRA’s 10% interest rate on overdue tax raises risks

Proposed legislation extends reassessment period

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Investors ask for mandated diversity disclosure

Issuers prefer a more principles-based approach to sharing data about board members