Financial sector among most generous, ahem, sperm donors
The reputation of financial workers may have taken a hit with the financial crisis, but there’s one area where they are proving to be more generous than doctors, teachers and other professionals… sperm donation.
CI Financial buys controlling stake in Marret Asset Management
CI Financial is buying a controlling stake in Marret Asset Management as consolidation in the industry continues apace.
IIROC fines two ex-reps a combined $2.5m
IIROC has fined two former dealers a combined $2.5 million and permanently banned them for selling inappropriate products and acting against the interest of clients.
Quebec, Alberta advisors would welcome national regulator
Although the Quebec and Alberta governments remain the biggest hurdles to a national securities regulator, advisors in the two provinces see advantages.
TD Bank pays $52m over US Ponzi scheme
TD Bank will pay $52.5 million to settle US regulators' allegations that it failed to report suspicious activity in bank accounts tied to a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme and lied to the investors.
Ontario AG recovers $17m for Ponzi scheme victims
Ontario’s attorney general is trumpeting the recovery of $17m for victims of a Ponzi scheme as the largest ever recovery under the province’s civil forfeiture law.
Conrad Black co-defendent settles with OSC
A former Hollinger executive has reached a settlement agreement with the OSC
Can algorithms replace advisors?
Canadians are most likely to make portfolio decisions based on in-person tips by financial experts, a survey reveals, but major banks are betting that some customers may be better served by algorithm-based virtual advisors.
VCMA bashes industry and regulators
The Venture Capital Markets Association has unleashed a broadside at current regulators and industry groups, particularly IIROC, while coming out in strong support of the proposed national regulator.
New Wealth Professional magazine launches this October
A new magazine will arrive on the Canadian wealth management landscape next month, bringing a new and fresh voice and a heightened sense of focus on the needs and desires of advisors.