Advisors all baby boomer'd out
Advisors courting clients in the 60s and 70s may have lost sight of a real opportunity to grow their book of business, according to new research, tossing conventional thinking on its ear.
Advisors called out south of the border
A number of consumer groups came down hard on the SEC last week delivering a tersely written letter to the chair of the U.S. securities regulator for failing to protect retail investors.
One of WPs Top 50 advisors wins big award in New York
One of Canada’s top independent family offices took home the hardware last week winning a prestigious award at the 2015 Family Wealth Report Awards.
IT manager nailed for insider trading
An IT manager from Mississauga is in hot water with the OSC following accusations of insider trading and tipping in advance of a deal that netted him and another $80,000.
Fiduciary standard ready for the big time?
A prominent industry player argues why the fiduciary standard and suitability standard can successfully co-exist. But before advisors operating under the latter standard jump for joy it’s important to understand why.
IAP panelist calls out "glorified salespeople"
A day after transactional advisors spoke out against a panel’s recommendations on banning embedded commissions, a member of that group is defending the call as the best way of protecting investors from “glorified salespeople.”
Exempt Markets: What you don’t know can hurt you
A new report released Thursday suggests regulators are flying blind when it comes to overseeing one of Canada’s biggest capital markets.
Canada’s household imbalances intensifying
Stats Canada shines the light on a problem that has industry players divided as to what it means.
Embedded commission guys: Don’t rush trailer fee review
In an ironic twist, embedded-commission advisors are standing with the OSC in appearing to reject calls for a speedier review of trailer fees.
Big firm fights back against robo-advisors
It’s something Canadian firms may soon have to do. U.S. giant Charles Schwab is fighting fire with fire in the battle to keep clients from fleeing to robo-advisors – undercutting the already low-ball management fees at those upstart firms.