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Don’t fall for clients’ demands for unsuitable investments

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Court finds no breach when advisor didn't "sell in May and go away"

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Understand how a settlement can unexpectedly affect you

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Online chatter about a public company was defamatory, an Ontario court has ruled

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The firm is alleged to have wrongfully dismissed two former advisors who were promoted to regional director roles

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A B.C. court has ruled that a firm was justified in terminating the rep after he forged a client's signature

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Litigation risk exists even after you’re retired or unable to work

Two-way communication with regulators requires transparency

Ellen Bessner, a litigation partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, describes her experience with regulators when defending her clients. She says regulators ought to be more transparent with enforcement notices and share information with the advisors, dealers and issuers under investigation. She spoke with Gavin Adamson at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.

Can’t see through a product? Don’t sell it

In part three of this series, Ellen Bessner, a litigation partner with Cassels, Brock and Blackwell LLP, discusses how advisors can be transparent about the products they sell. She argues that if manufacturers can’t describe products in a way that advisors can understand, then clients should not own them. She spoke at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.

Avoid surprises: Be transparent with clients

In part 2 of this series, Ellen Bessner, a partner with Cassels, Brock and Blackwell LLP in Toronto, says clients don’t like to be surprised. She describes how an advisor can avoid surprises by being transparent with clients. She spoke with Gavin Adamson at the TMX Broadcast Centre.