Where regulators get it wrong
John Taft, the recently retired head of RBC Wealth-US, discusses why it’s important for regulators to engage with advisors before forcing through rule changes
Day in the life of...Rona Birenbaum, President, Caring for Clients
6 a.m. or earlier Up an at ‘em! If I’m taking my daughter to school, we get ready and I drop her at her dad’s house and head to work; otherwise I get to the office at around 7:30am.
The View from the Top: Sun Life Global Investments rises under the watchful eye of its President
One of Canada’s oldest companies recently created this country’s newest, largest mutual fund manager. But how the heck did Rick Headrick end up in the top spot? By Jeff Sanford
The Client's Take: Bryan Kelly, proprietor, White Top investor
Bryan Kelly learned the hard way how to invest properly. The experienced and sophisticated player talks with Jeff Sanford about the pros and cons of the modern investment advisory industry
Day in the life of...Marta Stiteler
Day in the life of Marta Stiteler, owner of Pillar Retirement Group, Worldsource Financial Management Inc., in Hamilton, Ont.
Life, Liberty...and Less Tax
Many of Canada’s über-rich have used insurance to reduce the tax exposure on investment income. Chris Karram of Safebridge Financial Group, offers a way to sell other clients on that essential
I like Being Disruptive
In September, Richardson GMP became the largest independent wealth manager in Canada with the $132-million purchase of Macquarie Canada’s retail business. CEO Andrew Marsh tells Wealth Professional’s Christopher Myrick what prompted the deal and the big changes he sees for Canadian advisors
5 minutes with... Victor Lamba, Investors Group
This Investors Group financial planner and Whitby, Ont., native shares the best advice he's ever been given and why the first two years in business are so often make or break for an advisor.
Wondering how to stage a successful succession?
Succession plans are rare in the advisory segment; so finding a successful case study can be a challenge. One advisor explains how he designed a process that gives him more free time and doesn't leave clients in the lurch.
Capturing the diversity demographic
Like it or not, the wealth management teams at the Big Five have successful tapped Canada's well-heeled gay community. That makes more than good business sense, explains TD advisor and branch manager Heather Richardson.