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Anthony Boright

Anthony Boright, president of InvestorCOM Inc., co-founded the firm in 2010 to address the evolving investor communications and compliance needs of asset managers and investment dealers.

The insurance industry is taking a page from the mutual fund industry, leveraging technology to address mounting disclosure regulations

  • January 2, 2018 November 14, 2019
  • 10:30

AI is slowly making its way into the wealth-management industry and will ultimately transform financial advisors’ role

  • October 29, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 13:00

Blockchain technology may transform financial services just as peer-to-peer file-sharing technology changed the music industry almost 20 years ago

  • September 4, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 17:00

Far from replacing interaction with real people, technology strengthens the financial advisor’s client service

  • July 10, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 05:00

Wealth-management firms are encountering the most tumultuous business environment ever, and advisors can help their firms and clients emerge successfully

  • May 15, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 05:00

An e-migration strategy can help transform your company for growth, but it comes with challenges

  • March 20, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 05:00

Not all communication on social media is effective and advisors who rely excessively on it to connect with clients and prospects may be hurting their careers unwittingly

  • January 23, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 06:00

Although increasing compliance and regulation are perceived as burdens to many advisors and their firms, the business case for more efficient disclosure is compelling

  • November 24, 2016 November 14, 2019
  • 06:00

Financial technology companies are widely held as marketplace disruptors. Yet, increasingly, these firms will be seen as enablers to the incumbent financial institutions

  • September 15, 2016 November 14, 2019
  • 05:00

This new, disruptive technology will force us to rethink the role of banks, dealers and other financial services institutions in society

  • July 21, 2016 November 14, 2019
  • 07:00

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How to use ETFs for responsible investing

Today's product offering allows you to build globally diversified portfolios for responsible investors

  • November 5, 2019 November 6, 2019
  • 16:00

Explaining ETF portfolios to clients

How to communicate the essentials without getting lost in the weeds

  • September 20, 2019 November 13, 2019
  • 00:32

When and why to use factor investing

Part 2 of a series on multi-factor ETFs

  • August 6, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:00

The benefits of factor-based investing

Why to consider multi-factor ETFs

  • April 30, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 12:26

Myth: ETFs can ‘become’ the market

Dispelling a misconception that has developed over time

  • December 3, 2019 November 26, 2019
  • 16:00

Could ETFs cause a market crash?

Debunking the myth that ETFs cause market instability

  • September 3, 2019 November 17, 2019
  • 15:00

Debunking the ETF liquidity myth

There’s more to determining an ETF’s liquidity than just looking at its trading volume

  • July 2, 2019 November 17, 2019
  • 16:00
Advisor at Risk

Ellen Bessner

It ain’t over till it’s over

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

  • November 29, 2019 November 29, 2019
  • 16:03

Selling your book of business? Make sure it is compliant

Sophisticated buyers will know what to look for to determine if it is a compliant business

  • November 1, 2019 November 14, 2019
  • 14:17

Are you still not getting KYC and suitability right?

The OSC says there is a lot of room for improvement in its 2019 summary report

  • October 4, 2019 November 14, 2019
  • 16:43

Managing clients — especially couples — can be challenging

Situations become complicated when couples aren’t on the same page about their goals

  • September 6, 2019 November 14, 2019
  • 17:05
Tax Matters

Jamie Golombek

Year-end charitable strategies for your clients to consider

Help your clients navigate charitable donations, tax-gain donating and donor-advised funds

  • November 22, 2019 November 22, 2019
  • 16:21

Potential tax changes in light of a Liberal minority

Help clients understand how previously announced tax changes could come to light

  • October 25, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 15:46

Foreign pension income is usually taxable

Help clients understand — and budget for — taxes on their foreign pensions

  • September 27, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 13:35

Advisors can help clients avoid TFSA overcontributions

Investors who may have overcontributed to their TFSAs face harsh penalty tax

  • August 30, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 15:57
Compliance CX

Susan Silma

Client-focused reforms: How advisors can turn regulation into opportunity

Advisors can deliver better outcomes for their clients by getting ahead of their regulatory obligations

  • November 20, 2019 November 20, 2019
  • 14:59

Helping clients understand what they’re paying for advice

Advisors can build trust with clients by explaining fees

  • September 25, 2019 November 11, 2019
  • 15:42

Protect your vulnerable clients while protecting yourself

How advisors can guard their vulnerable clients from financial exploitation and avoid the risk of regulatory action

  • July 24, 2019 November 11, 2019
  • 17:09

Is technology encouraging short-term thinking in clients?

For clients, information on their investments is now just a click away. Advisors can help minimize their overreaction to market movements.

  • May 22, 2019 November 11, 2019
  • 17:30
Focus on Financial Planning

Keith Costello

Millennials see retirement and financial planning differently than other generations

Financial planners and financial advisors need to understand millennials’ preferences to gain their trust and business

  • November 15, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 15:31

Listening is key to conversation

Financial advisors can build deeper connections with clients by using active listening skills

  • September 20, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 10:50

Vulnerable clients need special care and due diligence

Financial advisors should be aware of how to identify and engage effectively with vulnerable clients

  • August 7, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 17:02

Deciphering Ontario’s Financial Professionals Title Protection Act

Financial planners and advisors should be aware that the act may go beyond title protection

  • May 31, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 15:54
Technology

David Reeve

The impact of the new client-focused reforms on your practice

Technology solutions can help advisors meet compliance obligations

  • November 8, 2019 November 17, 2019
  • 16:20

The emergence of the hybrid advisor

How embracing technology can help you build stronger client relationships

  • September 13, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:24

Planning for wealth management in 2030

Demographic changes will dramatically alter advisory practices

  • July 19, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:15

Preparing for the intergenerational wealth transfer

As millennials inherit their parents’ wealth, advisors will need to evolve their business practices

  • May 24, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:56
Focus on Financial Planning

Cary List

Why enforcement is more critical than ever

The vigilant enforcement of professional standards is essential to protect consumers and to maintain the integrity of the financial planning profession

  • October 18, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:24

Leveraging behavioural economics to improve client outcomes

Financial planners need a strong understanding of the behavioural factors that come into play when creating and implementing a financial plan

  • August 23, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 17:24

A welcome new regulatory era in Ontario

The FSRA’s regulation of advisor and planner titles could influence policy in other jurisdictions

  • June 28, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 13:43

Long overdue title protection coming to Ontario

But the devil will be in the details

  • May 3, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:49
Industry Perspectives

Ian Russell

Changing the game on cross-border data processing

Why strengthening personal data protections poses a looming challenge for the Canadian investment industry

  • October 16, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:41

Lessons from the recent GMP Capital transaction

Why well-managed small and mid-size independent dealers are competing effectively

  • August 15, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 12:33

Streamlining eDelivery for prospectuses

How the “notice and access” mechanism for proxy voting could be extended to other documents

  • June 12, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 15:38

The OSC Burden Reduction Task Force can make a difference to clients

Lower compliance costs will allow advisors to better serve smaller investors

  • April 16, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 17:09
Responsible Investing

Dustyn Lanz

Research shows investors value sustainability

Study finds causal evidence that retail investors will move assets into RI funds if it is made easier to do so

  • October 11, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 15:19

New diversity data coming for responsible investors

Upcoming disclosure requirements will provide a wealth of diversity data that goes beyond gender

  • August 16, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 15:55

Sustainable finance: three things advisors need to know

What is sustainable finance, and what does the recent report from Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance mean for advisors?

  • June 21, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 13:49

Gender lens investing

Men hold the vast majority of board seats and CEO positions in Canada. Gender lens investing aims to close the gap.

  • April 26, 2019 November 16, 2019
  • 16:00
Investment Funds

Paul Bourque

Canadian investors value advice

Studies show investors are largely satisfied with the advice they receive

  • September 18, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:36

Thinking outside the box: the CSA as a fintech adopter

The CSA’s renewed system project is an opportunity for the regulator to innovate

  • July 18, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 15:34

The value of asking clients for a trusted contact

Getting a contact name early can help advisors manage issues before they arise

  • May 15, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:00

Applying a behavioural lens to improve financial disclosure

Research shows that behavioural insights can improve the way information is shared with investors

  • March 13, 2019 November 10, 2019
  • 16:40

Technology will drive harmonization, regulators say

The insurance industry is taking a page from the mutual fund industry, leveraging technology to address mounting disclosure regulations

  • January 2, 2018 November 14, 2019
  • 10:30

AI is not just another fad

AI is slowly making its way into the wealth-management industry and will ultimately transform financial advisors’ role

  • October 29, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 13:00

Is financial services the next music industry?

Blockchain technology may transform financial services just as peer-to-peer file-sharing technology changed the music industry almost 20 years ago

  • September 4, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 17:00

Clients want humans, not robots

Far from replacing interaction with real people, technology strengthens the financial advisor’s client service

  • July 10, 2017 November 14, 2019
  • 05:00
Cybersecurity

Yan Huard

Managing the risks related to social media

Read and follow your firm’s guidelines on social media use and take the necessary steps to protect yourself

  • September 20, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 16:20

Why security professionals fell short on ransomware attacks

Although it’s costly to upgrade key IT systems, the costs of not doing so could be much greater

  • July 27, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 05:00

Cyberthreats extend beyond money

Hacktivism, ideological insiders and intelligence gathering are key sources of cyberattacks threating financial services firms

  • May 25, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 09:30

Cloud computing: Bringing light to security issues

Now is the time to adopt a concerted cloud migration strategy because the security challenges associated with this technology will be on our radar screens…

  • March 23, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 06:00
Responsible Investing

Deb Abbey

The need for sustainable business supply chains is growing

Advisors and their clients stand to benefit when corporate leaders focus on building socially and environmentally responsible enterprises

  • February 21, 2017 November 17, 2019
  • 06:00

Opportunity knocks for investors who want to make an impact

A growing base of investors are looking for investments that contribute measurably to environmental and social sustainability

  • October 20, 2016 November 17, 2019
  • 05:00

Diversity makes dollars and sense

Corporate boards and executive teams that lack gender and cultural diversity risk missing out on opportunities to generate long-term value

  • August 18, 2016 November 17, 2019
  • 05:00

Good corporate governance matters

You can play an active role in ensuring company executives and directors are working in the best interests of their shareholders

  • June 16, 2016 November 17, 2019
  • 05:00
Protecting Investors

Neil Gross

Be bold, regulators

Those still timorous and uncertain about introducing a best interest duty have a duty, themselves, to become decisive

  • October 31, 2016 November 10, 2019
  • 05:00

Non-GAAP metrics: investors’ little helpers or harmful nonsense?

Every company can calculate non-GAAP metrics however they want, so there’s real risk of investors and markets being misled

  • October 3, 2016 November 10, 2019
  • 05:00

Class dismissed

Overcautious courts are erecting barriers to securities class actions, even though these lawsuits are essential for maintaining the integrity and fairness of our capital markets

  • September 6, 2016 November 10, 2019
  • 09:00

Why is deficient issuer disclosure allowed to persist?

Data show that investors routinely receive, or are at risk of receiving, seriously bad disclosure from reporting issuers more than a quarter of the time

  • August 8, 2016 November 10, 2019
  • 06:30
Protecting Investors

Ermanno Pascutto

The CSA must act on critical reforms

Two key issues — the best-interests standard and reform of mutual fund fees — require timely and effective action

  • March 2, 2014 November 10, 2019
  • 16:31

Treat shareholders fairly when venture issuers raise capital

FAIR Canada supports exemptions that have the key features of rights offerings or private placements in compliance with the TSXV’s private placement rules

  • February 3, 2014 November 10, 2019
  • 06:15

Reform of accredited investor exemption is needed

Current regulations assume that an investor’s wealth is a proxy for sophistication. This has to change

  • January 6, 2014 November 10, 2019
  • 06:30

Canadians deserve real price competition in mutual funds

Paying fees for financial advice separately from those of financial products would result in price competition and better advice

  • November 25, 2013 November 10, 2019
  • 06:00