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Tougher rules for complaints reporting draw criticism

Investor advocates want even stricter rules, but industry groups raise concerns about timing and jurisdiction

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Beware the narcissistic fund manager

Research finds narcissists take more risks and deliver lower returns

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Anti-flipping proposal may get bogged down with exemptions

Nonetheless, the budget proposal would provide clarity to the Canada Revenue Agency

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Low-carbon investing is not a simple decision

Responsible investing can mean avoiding fossil fuels, or it can mean investing in and engaging with energy companies

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Putting real estate investments to the ESG test

New benchmarks measure companies’ environmental and social responsibility in the real estate sector

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ESG proves useful for bond funds

Screens would have excluded Russian sovereigns and avoided losses

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Sustainable AUM doubled in Canada in 2021

Investors now have access to more than 200 ESG funds

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Small seg fund families among winners in 2021

Segregated fund families: Swing from value to growth helped some fund families while hindering several large firms

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Wealth firms woo doctor clients

Four years after Scotiabank acquired MD Financial, banks and indies still compete for physicians

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Investment industry profits soar

Client AUM is up by 55% since the pandemic began

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Shareholders demand banks act on climate

But the banks say that climate-related shareholder proposals limit their options for achieving net-zero commitments

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Industry gives “thumbs down” to new capital markets act

Bill would alter balance between legislature and the OSC

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Financial services firms in good position to weather expected market volatility

Profit Survey: Eleven firms increased their dividends in the latest quarter

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Mitigating climate risk to limit investment risk

Newsmaker: New head of iShares Canada says her firm is using sustainability data to inform investment decisions

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CSA climate disclosure consult fails to find consensus

Commenters decried the “comply or explain” model for emissions reporting

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Expanded reporting rules for bare trusts have estate practitioners uneasy

Clients may have bare trust arrangements without being aware of them

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Industry and investors divided over OBSI review

Binding compensation remains a sticking point

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Nova Scotia case fails to clarify beneficiary designations

Conflicting case law continues to create uncertainty

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Adept bond investing propelled firms to top of annual rankings

Mutual Fund Families ranking: Energy, bank and real estate equities also performed well in 2021

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Proposal for new investor advisory panel faces criticism

Advocates and industry agree: Think bigger about the IAP

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A team approach to investment strategy

Newsmakers: Manulife’s chief investment strategists emphasize market defence with fixed income

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New recent investment products

Carbon emissions allowance futures, banks' fixed income securities and sustainable short-term corporates are among the recently announced funds

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Banks deny impropriety

Institutions respond to tied selling allegations

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Is the OSC taking on too much at once?

Critics are concerned reform initiatives will become unmanageable

economists' forecasts for 2022

Economists anticipate strong but moderate growth in 2022

Inflation is expected to remain higher than targeted