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Insurance-funded strategies let more advisors use ETFs.

  • November 9, 2012 September 6, 2018
  • 06:00

It’s been tough going for insurance companies in the last few years. They’ve not only had to retire certain types of life insurance products and variable annuities, but also witnessed major consolidation.

  • February 1, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 13:28

The headaches International Financial Reporting Standards have created for accountants will pale in comparison to the impact it will have on Canadian financial advisors and their clients.

  • November 8, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 10:51

New accounting standards could complicate estate planning

  • October 1, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 15:54

Offering bonuses may not be an effective way to boost productivity. A 2010 University of Guelph study revealed that offering employee bonuses instead of other incentives has a high probability of encouraging workers to lie about their productivity.

  • September 1, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 14:23

The 2011 Federal Budget included changes to the age 72 distribution requirements of Individual Pension Plans (IPPs). More importantly, it also affected past service contributions, which now must be made by first transferring unused RRSP room or actual RRSP assets to the IPP.

  • August 1, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 14:54

Estate Planning is an ongoing process, and adjustments must be made from time to time or when significant life changes arise. Luckily, the planning relative to the Retirement Compensation Arrangement (RCA) can be adjusted as circumstances change to meet your clients’ estate-planning needs. Whether it’s a sale of a business, pre-nuptial or divorce issues, family […]

  • November 10, 2010 June 16, 2018
  • 00:00

Estate Planning is an ongoing process, and adjustments must be made from time to time or when significant life changes arise. Luckily, the planning relative to the Retirement Compensation Arrangement (RCA) can be adjusted as circumstances change to meet your clients’ estate-planning needs. Whether it’s a sale of a business, pre-nuptial or divorce issues, family […]

  • October 1, 2010 June 16, 2018
  • 15:41