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An investor advisory council would allow retail investors to speak on their own behalf and promote active dialogue between regulators and investors, writes Ken Kivenko

Wooden dominos falling

Either develop a plan to complete the project, or scrap it entirely, writes Ian Russell

  • By: Ian Russell
  • October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
  • 11:47
Saskatchewan field with old bridge

The interests of portfolio managers' clients are better protected under the current system of regulatory oversight, argues PMAC president

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Streamlined regulations would benefit the industry and clients, writes Jim Rogers

business people standing in line under a magnifying glass

The regulatory response to Covid-19 has improved the investor experience, writes Ian Russell

senior couple sitting at table with financial advisor

IFIC’s recent Canadian Mutual Fund Investor Survey found that investors are very satisfied with their advisors and prefer to pay their fees indirectly

If embedded commissions are banned, many clients would probably lose access to advice

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 1, 2017 October 31, 2019
  • 00:30
Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

Regulators’ proposals to impose a best interests standard would be “duplicative and confusing”

  • By: Ian Russell
  • February 28, 2017 November 12, 2019
  • 17:00
Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

How will removing embedded commissions enhance the client experience? And how will a fiduciary standard work exactly?

  • By: Don Janzen
  • August 15, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 16:20
Letters to the editor: IIROC firms already meet the best interests of their clients

By eliminating incentives, we’re driving down excellence by rewarding minimum expectation