It isn’t just about oil
While low interest rates are a thorn in financial equities’ side, and concerns remain surrounding the real estate market, it is the price of oil that has been copping the most flak
Canaccord Genuity fills top role
A process that’s been ongoing since the untimely death of former CEO Paul Reynolds sees several executives move up the ranks solidifying the future for one of Canada’s leading independent financial services firms.
DSC advisors find unlikely ally
You wouldn’t think a financial professional who made the switch to a fee-based model more than seven years ago would have any sympathy for those flogging DSC funds – but you’d be wrong
Advisor feedback plays into provider’s ETF strategy
Product introductions are coming fast and furious as fund companies listen to the concerns of advisors signaling ETF usage for client portfolios is on the rise
Health care investments set to skyrocket
Interest in healthcare investments has traditionally been unusually low, says one investment executive, but political decisions in the U.S. and China mixed with an aging population are turning healthcare into a very hot commodity
An advisor who represents himself … is typical
New research confirms that financial professionals are loath to do it, still there’s an argument for them bringing in a second pair of eyes to vet their own investment decisions
Investors: Advisors more popular than cash
Don’t get a swelled head, but a majority of clients would choose their financial advisor over enough cash to buy a big-screen TV or a whack shares in Apple – that according to new research
Market volatility exposes deeper concern
The market volatility was triggered by China’s unexpected devaluation of the yuan, but it’s the reason for the move that has most advisors spooked
The people factor
Growing your business invariably involves one thing: staff. How can you attract the best employees – and keep them interested?
BoC announces rate
The latest central bank decision is in – but does it align with analyst predictions?