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
A certain sports-related investment ready to soar
Although this past year is better left in the rear view mirror advisors might want to check out what looks to be a breakout year for this celebrated franchise
Advisors going back to school
Whether you’re looking to live in a warm weather climate or not experts suggest college towns are the place to be for an active and interesting lifestyle
The Fed decision comes down
With the most-anticipated announcement in months, the US Federal Reserve Board has now ended months of speculation