Breaking news

  • 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.

  • Advisors abused client trust

    A former advisor is now admitting to IIROC that he broke the industry's cardinal rule, not once or twice, but three times.

  • Advisors all baby boomer'd out

    Advisors courting clients in the 60s and 70s may have lost sight of a real opportunity to grow their book of business, according to new research, tossing conventional thinking on its ear.

  • Advisors called out south of the border

    A number of consumer groups came down hard on the SEC last week delivering a tersely written letter to the chair of the U.S. securities regulator for failing to protect retail investors.

  • One of WPs Top 50 advisors wins big award in New York

    One of Canada’s top independent family offices took home the hardware last week winning a prestigious award at the 2015 Family Wealth Report Awards.

  • IT manager nailed for insider trading

    An IT manager from Mississauga is in hot water with the OSC following accusations of insider trading and tipping in advance of a deal that netted him and another $80,000.

  • Fiduciary standard ready for the big time?

    A prominent industry player argues why the fiduciary standard and suitability standard can successfully co-exist. But before advisors operating under the latter standard jump for joy it’s important to understand why.

  • IAP panelist calls out "glorified salespeople"

    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.”

  • Exempt Markets: What you don’t know can hurt you

    A new report released Thursday suggests regulators are flying blind when it comes to overseeing one of Canada’s biggest capital markets.