FSCO scrambles amid arbitration file influx
For the increasing number of advisors selling insurance as an investment vehicle, the provincial regulatory agency will conduct another procurement for arbitration services to handle the high volume of new and existing files.
Is your client hiding a stash of cash?
New research indicates that married and common-law couples have bank accounts that their partners don't know about. Are they hiding the same financial information from you, their advisor?
KYC top of mind for CSA
A notice released by the CSA outlines the obligations portfolio managers and EMDs have when getting to know their clients and the products they are selling them.
IIROC clamps down on the Canadian debt market
Regulator set to implement stricter reporting requirements on dealers selling Canadian debt securities, meanwhile data indicates these products were selling like hot cakes in 2013.
LinkedIn, no threat to advisor recruiters?
Professional networking sites help third-party recruiters get their job done, but don't replace the expertise required to find the right candidate for the job, argues one Toronto recruiter.
Top Toronto investment firm leader receives Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is given to Canadians recognized for their contributions, under the motto "they desire a better country."
Inheritance, what's that? Don't ask young Canadians
Facing a tough job market and lack of employment, younger generations are feeling down on their financial luck, but they are optimistic things will improve, new research indicates.
JPMorgan to dish out more than $2B for Madoff fraud
U.S. bank admits to failing to monitor Madoff's account activity and report identified suspicious behaviour linked to what is considered the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.
OSC permanently bans admitted fraudster
Ponzi scheme saw more than $15 million snatched from over 80 victims across Canada and the U.S., including the accused's parents.
Steer clear of emerging markets: Wall Street
Doom and gloom predictions from the big banks in the U.S. see developing country economies - recently on the upswing - lagging behind as the U.S. Federal Reserve cuts back and interest rates rise.