Breaking news

  • Advisor: Bias exists with fee-base model

    All the heat’s on embedded commission guys, but one flat-fee advisor is pointing to the kind of damage an unscrupulous fee-based player can cause investors.

  • Advisor: Ban on trailer fees would reduce clients by 1/3

    Embedded-commission advisors could lose as much as a third of their book if trailers are banned by the OSC, wagers one industry vet, herself preparing for that kind of attrition.

  • Australia opt-in rule come to Canada?

    A key element of Australia’s disclosure model could – no, would -- harm Canadian advisors if adopted here.

  • Divorce: Who gets the advisor?

    Advisors too often deprive couples divorcing in their 60s the expert advice they need to disentangle finances, says one industry specialist, pointing to a looming crisis for the industry and, perhaps, the economy.

  • Counting the dollars and cents

    Advice-only advisors spend a majority of their time either meeting with clients or putting together financial plans yet a big part of their business lies behind the scenes.

  • Advisors abused client trust

    A former advisor is now admitting to IIROC that he broke the industry's cardinal rule, not once or twice, but three times.

  • Advisors all baby boomer'd out

    Advisors courting clients in the 60s and 70s may have lost sight of a real opportunity to grow their book of business, according to new research, tossing conventional thinking on its ear.

  • Advisors called out south of the border

    A number of consumer groups came down hard on the SEC last week delivering a tersely written letter to the chair of the U.S. securities regulator for failing to protect retail investors.

  • One of WPs Top 50 advisors wins big award in New York

    One of Canada’s top independent family offices took home the hardware last week winning a prestigious award at the 2015 Family Wealth Report Awards.

  • IT manager nailed for insider trading

    An IT manager from Mississauga is in hot water with the OSC following accusations of insider trading and tipping in advance of a deal that netted him and another $80,000.