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
More validation for loyalty discount fee model
Increasingly advisors are coming to the realization that loyalty has tangible value – especially for firms looking to protect their books from the ensuing challenges of commission disclosure
Fee-based advisors face tough disclosure questions
New research is highlighting a skeleton in the closet for fee-based advisors, actively selling themselves on fee transparency and cost containment
Winning hearts and minds
Can leadership authenticity really be a key to capturing the hearts and minds of employees, and can it be developed?
RESP deal exposes advisor wrongdoing
An advisor gone rogue and a quick-thinking compliance team are making the case for keeping regulations as is-- even if they failed to protect clients from a $90K loss
Bank CEO opposes cut in pay
The head honcho at the biggest of big banks suggests that political gridlock is to blame for a lack of economic growth and not much-maligned CEO salaries
Insurer makes major wealth management buy
It’s a move that will see one of Canada’s major financial services firms gain market share as well as an indicator of future M&A activity.
Time to dump U.S. stocks?
With interest rates on the rise and U.S. stocks looking expensive it’s time to consider moving equities to Europe where markets appear ripe for the taking experts say