Call to change the fee-based model
Advisors moving over to the fee-based model should forget the critics and offer a service long abandoned by established players, says an industry vet.
Athlete stocks strike big
And you doubted it would work. Investors with the vision to take part in IPOs of pro athletes are now looking at early returns of 15 per cent and climbing.
Advisor’s $20m gamble pays dividends
An advisor who counselled clients against risk-taking is now facing fraud charges for a $20-million risk of his own – allegedly funded by clients.
RESP caper back in court
The former hospital employee who allegedly passed patient information on to RESP providers will appear in court this morning, with advisors hoping to finally learn the names of the dealers involved.
B.C. also dealing with subject of SEC case
The SEC may be building a case against him, but the Law Society of B.C. has already arrived at a key finding involving the controversial attorney.
Flashy investment hits the skids
The closure of another retail fund by a private equity firm highlights the challenge of instilling confidence in those sexy investments.
Judge: Financial advisor’s loan ‘unconscionable’
Clients who went looking for a way to get into higher yield investments ended up leaving with a $22,000 loan and $112,000 in interest payments, a BC court heard.
Wealth advisors defect to mortgage brokering
Advisors-turned-mortgage brokers expect more will follow their lead, leaving CRM2 change behind.
Upstart advisors adopt look and feel of family offices
Robo-advisors – arguably at the low end of the market – are in fact emulating the very high end of the business, says one leading player in that space.
Low rates force different tack for pension plans
“Low risk and low rates” have pension experts talking about an overhaul of current plans to make them more nimble and, indeed, more viable.