Fed ready to end the party
For the first time since the 2008 recession the Federal Reserve today has signaled that it’s willing to bring an end to near-zero percent interest rates.
IA Clarington makes key appointment
Fund company moves quickly placing its National Sales Manager in the President's suite.
Ban could force 25% of advisors out of industry
An advisor who’s seen the carnage of UK regulatory reform up close is expecting to see as big as a 25 per cent cull of advisors if the OSC moves to drop embedded commissions.
Ex-footballer hit by Ponzi scheme
Former Green Bay Packer tackle gets swept up in another case of advisor gone rogue.
Time to bring regulation under one roof?
An unintended consequence of CRM2 could see advisors move their wealth management clients from mutual funds into segregated funds eliminating the need for MFDA, IIROC and OSC accountability.
Advisor: Bias exists with fee-base model
All the heat’s on embedded commission guys, but one flat-fee advisor is pointing to the kind of damage an unscrupulous fee-based player can cause investors.
Advisor: Ban on trailer fees would reduce clients by 1/3
Embedded-commission advisors could lose as much as a third of their book if trailers are banned by the OSC, wagers one industry vet, herself preparing for that kind of attrition.
Australia opt-in rule come to Canada?
A key element of Australia’s disclosure model could – no, would -- harm Canadian advisors if adopted here.
Divorce: Who gets the advisor?
Advisors too often deprive couples divorcing in their 60s the expert advice they need to disentangle finances, says one industry specialist, pointing to a looming crisis for the industry and, perhaps, the economy.
Counting the dollars and cents
Advice-only advisors spend a majority of their time either meeting with clients or putting together financial plans yet a big part of their business lies behind the scenes.