New GDP numbers bad news for advisors
Stats Canada’s January numbers suggest that those in wealth management could face a more difficult time in the months ahead than their insurance and banking counterparts.
Advisors help protect clients from CRA review
Clients facing a CRA review often look to lay blame somewhere – but advisors using the right kind of software rarely have anything to worry about, says one tax expert.
Embedded commission guys read writing on the wall
There’s growing indication that even dyed-in-the-wool embedded commission guys are actively bringing fee-based accounts into their books, according to new data that charts the growth of that compensation in the run up to CRM2 implementation.
Sponsors for Wealth Professional Awards extol advisors
With two days left until the nomination process closes, advisors still have time to chime in. In the meantime we’re delighted to announce some of the sponsors for WP’s June 5 extravaganza.
ORPP not sitting well with advisors
Opponents of the Ontario Registered Pension Plan say that it’s just a blanket approach, and one advisor piled on, saying the plan will her hurt small to medium business owner-clients and could cost jobs and force hiring delays.
The quest for yield carries the day
WP was lucky enough to be in the same room as Dr. Woody Brock last week when the famed economist spoke to a small group of invited guests about the investor’s valiant search for yield; it’s not going to be an easy one.
Advisors caught up in insider trading allegations
Several advisors are now in hot water for acting on a tip from a securities lawyer -- a move that runs afoul of the OSC.
Advisors feel the sting of oil declines
A Yale professor is outlining which advisors will be most hurt by falling oil prices.
Advisor's 'heretical' strategy proven right
One advisor in Alberta who sold his clients’ stakes in energy is patting himself on the back, following a report from the Conference Board of Canada which said there will be no quick rebound for oil.
Advisor payrolls balloon
In a sign of things to come, advisors are having to beef up their support staff numbers an effort to better manage customer relations, according to a new report. But who pays the tab?