Which advisors will get hurt by crowdfunding?
A new study finds entrepreneurs looking for capital are increasingly turning to equity crowdfunding platforms in the process threatening revenue for brokers and advisors focused on accredited investors
What’s in a title asks recent OSC report
The recent mystery shopping report commissioned by the OSC, IIROC and MFDA highlighted a number of advisor issues but the one that seemed to confuse ‘shoppers’ the most were the number of titles given advisors
Investors ditching home country bias – and how!
Over the last year, investors have taken more than $12 billion out of Canadian equity mutual funds and ETFs. During the same period, $21 billion was pumped into the foreign equity versions of the same product types
The things that drive advisors crazy
While research suggests financial advisors have one of the most rewarding careers anywhere, here’s a shortlist of the things that get under their skin
Advisors overcome compliance to go online
New research suggests that financial advisors are snagging million-dollar clients simply through better use of social media – that despite compliance fears
What gets an advisor top dollar for a book of business
Size isn’t everything, and increasingly advisors looking to sell up are having to prove they have more than a big book and a steady revenue stream. But what?
Undercover report on advisors full of holes?
A “mystery shopper” report appeared to expose how few advisors are ready for CRM2, but WP is now coming to their defence with a review of that research
Looking after number one
Is it time that you started to look after the most important person in your business?
Old fee model makes a comeback
While advisors continue to debate what would happen if embedded commissions and/or DSC funds disappear, some wealth professionals are proposing an alternative that many consider obsolete
Dealers must be held accountable, says former broker
As regulators mount an increasingly wide search for rogue advisors, one retired industry professional believes they’re letting more egregious offenders slip through their nets