An industry veteran gives his view on the dangers of bad advice and the importance of improving the image of the industry
In an ironic twist, embedded-commission advisors are standing with the OSC in appearing to reject calls for a speedier review of trailer fees.
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.
A leading author and financial planner provides advisors with an interesting, but possibly controversial way to attract new clients.
A new report on the deteriorating quality of full- and part-time Canadian positions may send advisors back to the drawing board to revise increasingly unrealistic client plans.
One advisor is anticipating growing client demand for TSFAs when the federal government moves to raise limits, suggesting the industry will need to promote the benefits that accrue to modest-income Canadians focused on RRSPs.
The latest example of a dealing representative getting a fine leaves many advisors wondering when the SROs bite will match its bark
A WP article from February defending the embedded compensation fee structure so enraged a Toronto advisor he just had to have his viewpoints heard. Whether he’s right or wrong is open to debate but what isn’t is his passion for the subject.
One advisor is already meeting with an increasing number of clients seeking a second opinion and suggests the threat of CRM2 full disclosure is anything but overblown.
Broadridge Financial Solution’s acquisition announcement from last week suggests advisors might be wise to outsource some or all of their marketing-based financial communications.
A fine of $200K is large, but the opportunity costs of having to sit out a full two-year suspension may be even greater for a young advisor losing his appeal in IIROC proceedings.