Embedded compensation come under fire… again
A WP article from February defending the embedded compensation fee structure so enraged a Toronto advisor he just had to have his viewpoints heard. Whether he’s right or wrong is open to debate but what isn’t is his passion for the subject.
Second opinions grow for fee-based advisors
One advisor is already meeting with an increasing number of clients seeking a second opinion and suggests the threat of CRM2 full disclosure is anything but overblown.
Are advisors wasting time on marketing communications?
Broadridge Financial Solution’s acquisition announcement from last week suggests advisors might be wise to outsource some or all of their marketing-based financial communications.
IIROC: Advisor must sit out full two-year suspension
A fine of $200K is large, but the opportunity costs of having to sit out a full two-year suspension may be even greater for a young advisor losing his appeal in IIROC proceedings.
Industry icon discusses a big Canadian mistake
In an exclusive with WP, the former Chairman of Merrill Lynch International is reflecting on the 2001 sale of Midland Walwyn to CIBC arguing its negative impact continues to be felt by Canada’s independents.
New asset class threatens advisors
It’s a disturbing trend among ultra-high-net-worth investors that threatens to limit the amount of investible assets they hand over to advisors.
Star-studded judges lined up for Wealth Professional Awards
The nominations for Wealth Professional’s biggest night of the year close March 31 and we couldn’t be happier with the five industry pros we’ve selected to vet all those in the running for one of the 20 awards up for grabs June 5.
Make the next ‘Sid the Kid’ your client
Advisors would do well to follow the lead of recruiters who are actively pursuing Lebron James’ 10-year-old son, anticipating his inevitable rise to stardom and financial success.
The case for why professional women need advisors
The latest stats about women in the workforce are raising concerns about their financial horizons without the expert guidance of advisors.
Advisors, you have to read this
Industry veterans and rookies alike will gain a new respect and pride in their profession by picking up this recent release by former Merrill Lynch executive Win Smith Jr., who sat down with WP.