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Court finds murdered man’s life policy was valid, again

Desjardins' appeal rejected as insurer failed to prove fraud on life application

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Active management still the money maker

Pricier active funds to produce bulk of revenues, even as asset share erodes, ISS reports

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U.S. inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

Prices up 5% year over year, consumer spending down 0.2% from November

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As BoC takes pause from hiking rates, attention turns to labour market

Economists expect unemployment to rise as businesses and consumers curb spending

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Financial sector downgrades outpace upgrades: Fitch

Macro slowdown and emerging-market sovereign downgrades loom over ratings

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62 fundcos receive FundGrade A+ awards for 2022

Three fund managers were lauded for the first time since the awards began

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National Bank’s head of wealth management to retire

Denis Girouard will step in for Martin Gagnon until a successor is named

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Discount brokers can’t be sued over pre-ban trailers, court rules

Ontario court rules that discount brokers' receipt of trailing commissions was not considered illegal before the June 2022 ban

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Job vacancies declining from record high: StatsCan

Openings were lower in November, and payroll employment was flat

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Reducing regulatory burden: An ongoing priority

Regulatory efficiency saves costs and ultimately benefits investors

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Savings stockpile proves resilient: RBC

Pandemic-era deposits intact, likely to persist amid diminished confidence

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RESP privacy breach class action runs aground

A court dismissed the proposed suit involving hospital workers selling new mothers' contact information to RESP dealer reps

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ETF usage plateaus among brokerage advisors

Mutual fund usage among dealer advisors remains high, but fell between 2021 and 2022

Advisors need to help clients find purpose in retirement

Promoting personal interests can persuade clients to commit to a retirement plan, says CEO of career transition organization

Advisors must improve how they work with wealthy families

False assumptions and biases limit advisors’ ability to serve the wealthiest clients, suggests a family office consultant

How to stay the course in tough markets

Diversification, planning and time are an advisor’s best friends when volatility strikes