It may be one of the industry’s favourite buzzwords, but ‘factor’ investing is nothing new
A day after transactional advisors spoke out against a panel’s recommendations on banning embedded commissions, a member of that group is defending the call as the best way of protecting investors from “glorified salespeople.”
A new report released Thursday suggests regulators are flying blind when it comes to overseeing one of Canada’s biggest capital markets.
Stats Canada shines the light on a problem that has industry players divided as to what it means.
In an ironic twist, embedded-commission advisors are standing with the OSC in appearing to reject calls for a speedier review of trailer fees.
It’s something Canadian firms may soon have to do. U.S. giant Charles Schwab is fighting fire with fire in the battle to keep clients from fleeing to robo-advisors – undercutting the already low-ball management fees at those upstart firms.
A leading author and financial planner provides advisors with an interesting, but possibly controversial way to attract new clients.
A new report on the deteriorating quality of full- and part-time Canadian positions may send advisors back to the drawing board to revise increasingly unrealistic client plans.
One advisor is anticipating growing client demand for TSFAs when the federal government moves to raise limits, suggesting the industry will need to promote the benefits that accrue to modest-income Canadians focused on RRSPs.
The latest example of a dealing representative getting a fine leaves many advisors wondering when the SROs bite will match its bark
A WP article from February defending the embedded compensation fee structure so enraged a Toronto advisor he just had to have his viewpoints heard. Whether he’s right or wrong is open to debate but what isn’t is his passion for the subject.