Manulife gets green light to offer federal PRPPs
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has licensed issued Manulife Financial a license to administer federal Pooled Registered Pension Plans, making it the first Canadian company to do so.
If it’s Rosh Hashanah, sell. Yom Kippur, buy. On Chinese New Year…
New research has provided a bit of empirical basis for a piece of old Wall St. lore: major Jewish holidays do affect stock markets.
Facebook generation 'Like' alternative investments
Elite Millennial investors – those with $1m or more in investible assets – are keen on alternative investments and private equity. But in Canada, this particular niche may be too small to focus on.
What IIROC's 'lost device' really costs...
IIROC estimates costs of $5.2 million from the loss of a device containing data on member firms' clients, but at the same time it notes it could be on the hook for considerably more through settlement.
Another threat for mutual fund 'guys'?
As the Big Six grow their wealth businesses, they are increasingly in a position to push multi-service offerings. Should mutual-fund guys be worried?
OSC fines fraudster's wife +$500,000
The OSC has reached a settlement with the common-law wife of a convicted fraudster who had lost more than $3.6 million in investor funds.
No, seriously, this is S&P's plan B
S&P's plan to get a civil case dismissed went nowhere. Here's its equally audacious plan B.
Banks to push advantage in advisor recruitment
The Big Six are aggressively expanding in the wealth segment, and they are likely to push their advantage in scooping up young advisors. That may mean independents and mid-tier firms will have to come up with new ways to recruit.
Clients don’t understand advisor compensation model
There is a huge gulf between how advisors are paid and how investors think they are paid; indicating that advisors are not putting in enough effort in educating their clients about compensation.
Sunlight increases risky behavior
With summer coming to a close and the days getting shorter, your clients may start to develop a lower appetite for risk. A new study shows that sunlight makes people far more likely to take risks with their money.